1lb ground beef
1⁄2lb ground chicken

1⁄2lb ground turkey
1lb baby carrots
2small baking potatoes
3cups brown rice
3eggs, slightly beaten
3cups chicken broth
2cups water

Cook all 3 ground meats together in larger 6 quart dutch oven.
Add rice, chicken broth and water. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
Add potatoes and carrots, and slightly beaten eggs. Cook for an additional 20 - 30 minutes.
After cooking, put mixture into storage containers. This freezes very well.


Pet nutrition needs are not the same as ours, but many of us are clueless about what exactly they are. 

Consider these facts:

Small, low-activity dogs need only about 185 to 370 calories daily, while a large pooch between 67 to 88 pounds may need between 1,000 to 2,000 calories, depending on activity level and gender. Yet many of our dogs get far more food than they need. More than one-third of U.S. dogs over 1 year old are overweight.

Protein should make up about 18% of your dog's diet. Animal protein from meat and fish offers the balanced protein dogs need.

For good nutrition, dogs need fats to keep their coat, skin, nose, and paw pads healthy.  9% to15% of an adult dog's calories should come from fat. 

Carbs aren't a natural energy source for dogs. Their bodies can make use of carbohydrates for energy, but they have naturally evolved to get most of their nutrition needs met by fats and protein.


A healthy 10-pound kitty needs just 220 to 350 calories a day -- about the number in a few ounces of cheese. No wonder the weight stats are about as bad for cats as dogs. At least one-quarter of U.S. felines are considered overweight or obese.

Next time you look at your cat snoozing in a sunbeam, think tiger. Pound for pound, cats need twice the protein humans and dogs do. And the building blocks of good cat nutrition can be summarized in one word: Meat.

Cats are “obligate carnivores,” which means they need to eat animal protein to obtain all the amino acids they need in their diet.

Fats are a good energy source for cats. In the wild, cats consume about one-third of their calories as fat. Fats not only taste good, but they also help cats get the fatty acids they need and aid in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, and E.

For the best in pet nutrition check out the Lifes Abundance tab for all you pet needs.

Homemade dog food

6 cups water
1 pound ground turkey
2 cups brown rice

1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination

Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.