K9sOverCoffee Makes Raw Feeding Fun With Balanced Blends Pet Food

Making Raw Feeding Fun With Balanced Blends Pet Food

If you’re not familiar with Balanced Blends Pet Food yet, you’re in for a treat!

Let me explain.

Update 2021: Unfortunately, the brand discontinued its products.

We are foodies here at K9sOverCoffee and appreciate a well-presented dish that’s aesthetically pleasing.

This goes for both human AND dog food, so we knew we had to enter Balanced Blends’ Making Raw Feeding Fun Contest when they asked us if we’d consider it!

Who is Balanced Blends Pet Food?

Balanced Blends Pet Food is a Boulder, Colorado based raw dog food company we worked with earlier this year and also supported on Kickstarter.

In case you missed our post in April, here it is again: 

Making The Switch To A Balanced Raw Diet Was Never Easier

Disclaimer: Balanced Blends provided us with 10 lb of free raw food for our participation in the “Make Raw Feeding Fun” Contest. This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn compensation when you click on the links at no additional cost to you.

High-End Restaurant Inspired Raw Dog Food Dish

I found the inspiration for our contest picture while browsing food art on Pinterest.

I knew I wanted to take a minimalistic approach and fell in love with a food presentation shaped like puzzle pieces

Close-Up Of The Dish We Created For Balanced Blends' "Making Raw Feeding Fun Contest"

The Ingredients We Used For Our Raw Dog Food Dish

For this particular raw dog food recipe, we used 6 ingredients: 

  • Balanced Blends Beef Dinner for the puzzle pieces 
  • Balanced Blends Chicken Dinner for the paw prints 
  • Canned Pumpkin Purée for the stars 
  • 2 Blueberries 
  • Homemade Green Lipped Mussel Powder 
  • Organic Ground Ginger 

I sprinkled my presentation with a little green lipped mussel powder and ground ginger and pawlà! Missy was licking her chops over it throughout the entirety of our photoshoot.

We used this puzzle piece shaped silicone mold to make the puzzle pieces from the raw dog food, this one for the paw shapes, and a similar one to this for the star shapes!

It’d Be Pawsome If You Voted For Our Dish!

We would be thankful if you voted for our entry over on the Balanced Blends’ sweepstakes gallery! The 3 bloggers with the most votes will win prizes.

Bottom Line

We had a lot of fun with this food challenge, from brainstorming ideas to finding silicone molds for our food shapes, putting everything together and doing the photoshoot – with an ever so patient K9 model, by the way! 

Missy truly earned her raw dog food dinner that particular night and of course ended up eating the puzzle pieces in no time!

Missy's High-End Restaurant Inspired Raw Food Puzzle Dinner by K9sOverCoffee

18 months into raw feeding and we are definitely no longer puzzled by it!

Have you served your pup (or kitty!) a fun meal? Would be fun to see pictures of it on Instagram – just tag it with the hashtag #MakingRawFeedingFun

As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!

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Barbara launched her blog K9sOverCoffee in 2014 and has been feeding her dogs raw dog food since 2015. As a former professional dog walker, she’s passionate about balancing species-appropriate exercise with healthy dog nutrition. Barbara is raw dog food nutrition certified from “Dogs Naturally Magazine” and the author of several e-books about minimally processed, balanced raw dog food.






8 responses to “Making Raw Feeding Fun With Balanced Blends Pet Food”

  1. Pip Avatar

    These are adorable and I’m sure delicious, too! We just heard about Balanced Blends recently. Sounds like a great company and we will check them out.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Thank you! Yes, they are – I’m confident your pups will like their food 😉

  2. Beth Avatar

    Such a cute presentation! Plating is always the thing that amazes me most on cooking shows–even if I try to make things look pretty on the plate, they just end up looking sloppy!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Same here! It really is an art in itself. I’ve been working on my plating skills and am starting to get a hang of things. It’s a matter of practice, I suppose 😉

  3. Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets Avatar
    Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets

    That is so creative, and looks so good! I went over and voted for you. I don’t get too fancy around here usually, but sometimes for the dogs’ birthdays I’ll do something special. I did puppy cheesecakes in a pumpkin mold this year. It was pretty simple and fun too!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Thanks so much Jan, also for giving us your vote 🙂 I saw your pumpkin mold on your blog and really liked it!!

      1. Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets Avatar
        Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets

        You’re welcome and thanks! You can see how the cheesecakes came out in my post tomorrow. 🙂

        1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

          Sweet! I’ll be sure to hop on over tomorrow and take a look :-))

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