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Ollie Recipe Spotlight: Beef Dish with Sweet Potatoes

Ollie Recipe Spotlight: Beef Dish with Sweet Potatoes

. 4 min read

Beef. A protein your pup may enjoy just as much as you do. While sharing a steak dinner every night might not be the best for you or your pup, there are many ways for your pup to make beef the star of their diet.

At Ollie, we created our Beef Recipe to deliver great taste and high-quality nutrition. Learn about how we make our delicious food and the ingredients we carefully select just for your pup!

Ollie's human-grade ingredients

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Beef (including beef heart, liver, and kidney)

We use human-grade beef, just like you use for your steaks and hamburgers. This muscle meat is also mixed with organ meat including beef heart liver and kidney. Organ meat is a great source of lean protein, vitamins, minerals, and iron. It also contains taurine, an amino acid that is believed to be part of the equation as to why some dogs on certain grain-free diets are getting dilated cardiomyopathy. It is believed that in addition to missing grains, these diets do not have enough taurine and that is why dogs might be getting sick. If you are interested in adding organ meat to your dog’s diet outside of or in addition to what is in Ollie, chat with your vet first.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes provide a boost of energy as they are rich in carbohydrates. They also provide a healthy dose of fiber to keep things moving in your pup’s digestive tract! They contain antioxidants to help your pup keep free radicals away and can help prevent inflammation. While not necessarily superior to white potatoes, these are a great choice for your pup and add a healthy boost to our recipe.

Carrots

Like sweet potatoes, carrots provide beta-carotene and a healthy source of carbohydrates. They also add some great flavor to this recipe to complement the beef and potatoes.

Chia Seeds

While you probably think of chia seeds as those weird things you toss into your morning smoothie, this superfood also does your pup some good. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They also help your pup’s brain function at its best - perfect for learning new tricks or nailing that obedience class. If your pup is looking to lose a few pounds, the protein in chia seeds can also help them feel full.

Blueberries

These sweet treats pack a powerful nutrient punch. Filled with water to help keep your pup hydrated, blueberries are also low in calories and high in antioxidants. They are added to this recipe not just for their great taste but also the health benefits. If you are eating blueberries at home, don’t be shy about sharing these tasty treats with your pup.

Fish Oil

Another great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. We add fish oil to this recipe for many reasons. These include a healthy coat and skin, brain function and reducing inflammation. Fish oil is also often supplemented for older dogs with joint pain. Since our food is approved for all life stages from puppies to seniors we include fish oil because of its many health benefits over the course of your best friend's life.

Rosemary

Rosemary doesn’t just make your dog’s food taste better, it also acts as a natural preservative. This delicious smelling herb makes an appearance in our recipes for its flavor boost and to keep our food fresh and safe. As a bonus, it can help your dog with digestion, which also helps make sure all of the nutrients in the food are being absorbed so your pup gets the maximum benefits.

Our process

We worked with a veterinary nutritionist to develop our delicious beef Recipe. Our nutritionist helps us ensure that we use the right ingredients in the right combination to make our food healthy and safe for your pup. Our ingredients are carefully sourced and then prepared and gently cooked in our USDA-certified kitchen. When these meals are ready for your pup to eat, they’re packaged into small packs and frozen to preserve the nutrients and keep them fresh (and safe) for the journey to your pup’s bowl.

Once these packs arrive at your home, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer. Follow all packaging directions with regard to storing and serving your pup’s meals.

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Your pup’s enjoyment

We created Ollie because we wanted our pups to have the most delicious and nutritious food on the planet. We are careful to choose the best ingredients available and continue to follow research and best practice in the industry. We want our food to delight your pup and be as healthy for them as possible. We know you want to be the best pet parent you can and that means keeping your pet healthy, happy and loved. We are honored to play a role in your pup’s health and good nutrition.

The Ollie blog is devoted to helping pet parents lead healthier lives with their pups. If you want to learn more about our fresh, human-grade food, check out MyOllie.com.