Active Dog with Ground Beef and White Rice (Yum Yum Now) - Homemade Dog Food Recipes with ChefPaw

Active Dog with Ground Beef and White Rice (Yum Yum Now) - Homemade Dog Food Recipes with ChefPaw


Designed for the active and energetic dog, the “Active Dog With Ground Beef and Rice”, is sure to delight your dog’s senses while supporting their athletic lifestyle. It’s essential we give our dogs the diet they need to thrive, but it's even more important for the energetic dog that sees a lot of wear and tear on their body. 

Their spirited personality and ability to perform at high levels of athleticism are essential to their quality of life and overall happiness. Without an optimal diet, these can be ripped away from them, especially in their senior years, when they should be enjoying their lives the most. 

In this blog, we'll cover the benefits of the dish, delve into its ingredients, and discuss how ChefPaw simplifies the cooking process for homemade dog food.

Summary Of Benefits

To say the Active Dog recipe can support the energetic dog’s lifestyle is putting it lightly. 

Boosts Energy: 

Active dogs love all the energy they can get, and they put it good use to, where it promotes strong mobility, better cognitive health, and a tight waistline well into their senior years. When your dog is getting more than 1-2 hours of exercise a day, the average basic diet just won’t cut it anymore. Giving them this diet can hurt their health more than it would the average dog. 

Rich in beta-alanine that can reduce fatigue and protein for muscle repair, ground beef is the perfect meat for supporting an active lifestyle. It pairs perfectly with white rice, whose higher GI index allows the body to metabolize it faster than brown rice, giving them energy on demand. 

Promotes Healthy Skin & Coat: 

Due to their lively and sporty lifestyle, the active dog tends to spend a lot of time outside, where they are constantly running around getting into dirt and mud while picking up a lot of little cuts, scraps, and bumps. 

Thanks to ingredients like blueberries and carrots, the Active Dog recipe is rich in vitamins like A and C, along with antioxidants like polyphenol and beta-carotene. All these come together to help cuts heal faster, reduce inflammatory swelling, and soothe irritating pest bites while supporting a luscious coat. 

Strengthens Immune System:

Giving the Optimal Diet:

Regular exercise can strengthen the immune system and is critical for maintaining long-term health, but intense exercise temporarily adds a lot of stress to it. Whether your dog is working long days in the field or always up for a rigorous game of fetch, if their immune system isn’t supported by their diet, then they can’t take part in the exercises that propel it even further. 

Ingredients that Deliver:

Not only does the Active Dog recipe contain ingredients like eggs and honey to support regular exercise, but it also contains ingredients with potent anti-inflammatory properties like broccoli. Simply put, this is a recipe that truly offers multilayer immune system support. 

Improves Digestion: 

From sending the immune system into overdrive mode, where it can no longer offer your dog the support they need, to negatively affecting dental and mental health, all dogs can do with some additional digestive support. In particular, poor digestion can affect your dog’s ability to absorb the nutrients in their food, and this is not something we want to see with a dog whose lifestyle demands more vitamins and minerals than the average dog. 

Loaded with tasty and stomach-soothing ingredients like canned pumpkin and broccoli, the Active Dog recipe is rich with fibrous prebiotics and probiotics to support their gut’s microbiome. 

Ensures Complete Nutrition: 

Giving the Optimal Diet:

Due to their active lifestyle that places a lot of demand on their body, a complete and balanced diet is essential for recovering from those vigours workouts they love. 

Ingredients that Deliver:

With ChefPaw, you’re given a complete nutritional breakdown with any of its recipes, letting you quickly and easily confirm it’s working for your dog’s active lifestyle. The Active Dog recipe contains 9 wholesome ingredients for complete nutrition. The carrots alone contain vitamin C, calcium, vitamin A, iron, biotin, vitamin K1, potassium, vitamin B6, and lutein. Combined that with ground beef and rice and you’re already giving your dog a more complete meal than what some commercial dog foods provide. 

Cooking Instructions #1:

ChefPaw preps and gently cooks your dog’s food to perfection for you. 

Step 1: Place all the recommended ingredients in the ChefPaw basin - we recommend using ChefPaw's built-in scale when weighing out the ingredients.  

Step 2: Turn ChefPaw on and to the recommended mixing suggestions. 

Step 3: Periodically check to ensure ingredients are mixing up properly to see if another mixing speed is required. 

That’s It! Sit back and relax, and in 40 minutes, your dog will have a scrumptious and delightfully nutrient-rich homemade meal. 

Cooking Instructions #2:

When trying to prep and cook this meal without ChefPaw, you’re looking at several things that are only going to cause you a headache. Multiple pots and pans that take up counter space and require time and excess water to wash. Time wasted on prep where you risk cutting yourself when chopping up the ingredients. And to keep piling the issues on, little is worse than accidentally overcooking your dog’s food, resulting in nutrient loss. 


  • Ground Beef (20% Fat): Rich in high-quality proteins that support muscle growth and repair along with overall health, ground beef is additionally rich in iron that’s crucial for maintaining healthy red blood cells and preventing anemia. 
  • White Rice: A great source of folic acid, potassium, and magnesium that is essential for healthy cell function, blood pressure regulation, and prevention of heart disease while also giving your dog a fast-absorbing carbohydrate for instant energy. 
  • Honey: With the ability to relieve gastrointestinal tract conditions such as diarrhea associated with gastroenteritis while also featuring antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and anti-anxiety properties, research has been very favorable to honey and its potential health benefits. In fact, studies have found that honey may be an effective candidate for oral rehydration therapy, which is a go-to solution for post-exercise recovery for many. 
  • Blueberries: When asking what blueberries can do for health, it’s easier to ask what they can’t do. Shown to protect against heart disease and cancer while additionally supporting bone strength, mental health, and healthful blood pressure, it’s easy to see how much this single ingredient can support an active dog. 
  • Green Beans: A good source of folate and potassium for help with blood pressure, antioxidants that can combat inflammation and protect cells from damage. Additionally, they deliver a generous amount of fiber that supports digestive health and regulates blood sugar. Green beans are one of the best foods you can give a dog. 
  • Canned Pumpkin: A go-to for many pet owners when they notice their dog struggling with digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea that can lead to impacted anal glands and other issues, canned pumpkin is a lifesaver for pet parents. Fiber can help support your dog’s health in many ways, but it's a fantastic tool for helping your dog feel fuller longer. Exercise is great, but sometimes it can overstimulate appetite — defeating its ability to regulate weight, a little extra fiber essentially solves this problem, promoting a healthy appetite. 
  • Chicken Eggs: Containing 13 essential vitamins and minerals while delivering all nine essential amino acids (making it a complete protein source), eggs are important to skeletal muscle health and protective against muscle loss due to older age and lower physical activity. Eggs are such an amazing source of protein that they are recognized as having the highest attainable protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score.
  • Carrots & Broccoli: Labeled by many experts as superfoods, carrots and broccoli support bone, digestive, immune, and skin health while fighting off mobility killers like cancer, cell damage, and infections. 

Supplement Section:

Giving your dog homemade meals rich with gently cooked fresh foods is hard to beat when it comes to optimally supporting their health. And while we couldn’t imagine giving our dogs another diet, it would be highly inappropriate for us not to mention the pitfalls that can occur by not properly preparing their meals. 

The ChefPaw machine and its nutrient analyzer work diligently to ensure your dog's diet isn’t lacking in nutrients commonly missing from homemade diets, especially the raw kind. But even then, because of dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities, it’s very easy for our dogs to miss out on key nutrients such as calcium, choline, chloride, and phosphorus. 

To solve this problem, we created two supplements. Easy to give; all you need to do is include the suggested amount of each when filling the basin with the other ingredients. This makes it even easier to switch out an ingredient that isn’t working for your dog. 

ChefPaw Dietary Supplement Powder (40g):

Many of us are no strangers to taking multivitamins and this is essentially what the ChefPaw Dietary Supplement Powder. When working out regularly, many experts heavily recommend we take a multivitamin, and it’s no different for dogs that see long exercise sessions. 

Innovet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil With Hemp (5g):

A fish oil supplement is important for pretty much everyone who wants to keep inflammation down while better supporting cardiovascular health. Along with most experts recommending a multivitamin for those who exercise, is their recommendation of a fish oil supplement that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Again, this is no different for our dogs.

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil With Hemp is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help protect against declines in flexibility and strength. They also help combat the omega-6 fatty acids that are found in protein sources such as beef, chicken, and other land animals. Active dogs require more protein, meaning more omega-6s, but as long as your dog gets enough omega-3s in their diet, these fatty acids work together to support a dog’s health. 

Optimal Meal Prep with ChefPaw Recipes:

When they have the option, most dogs prefer we spice their diet up with a variety of meals that contain a wide range of ingredients. This is great for us because we can better take advantage of grocery store deals and create meals with ingredients we might not eat in time before they spoil. 

ChefPaw provides a variety of suggested recipes great for active dogs. In particular, you may be interested in “1b Active Dog with Ground Turkey & Macaroni” and “1c Active Dog with Chunky Chicken + Sweet Potato & Brown Rice”. 

Additionally, any of ChefPaw’s recipes can be modified into one that caters to the athletic lifestyle while supporting their food sensitivities. 

Safe Food Handling Warnings:

When preparing food for your dog, please wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. We additionally suggest washing fruits and vegetables with clean water beforehand. Keep raw meats away from the other ingredients until it's time to combine them for cooking. Rushing the cooking times can result in uncooked and raw ingredients that can cause food poisoning commonly seen with commercial dog foods.

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