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We travel a lot as a family. The four of us plus our pug. We have been on a number of adventures already this year from exploring Key West to a safari in Central Florida. I like to think that all our family adventures have helped open my family’s mind to all the possibilities of the world, including foods that are often not well received by kids.  When we are not exploring places we explore tastes. Their taste buds are quite adventurous for their ages.  Our dog, Oreo, also has quite the adventurous appetite. He is always looking for the next bite of food. I am sure all dog owners can relate to my feeling of guilt when I am devouring a delicious dinner full of flavor and nutrients while my precious furbaby watches in the distance. I recently changed his food to Rachael Ray Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb so that he can enjoy some of the same flavors and nutrients we enjoy as a family. I followed the suggested recommendation by gradually introducing the new food to him over a 7-10 days by replacing it slowly with his other food. He adjusted perfectly and is loving his new meal!

How I introduced a lamb recipe to my kids

I have found it easy to get the kids interested in trying something new when I get our Oreo involved. He has been part of our family well before the kids came along. They even treat him like another sibling.  So when I set out to introduce lamb to my kids, I first got them interested and excited about introducing a new dog food to our pug. They joined me on a shopping trip to pick out the new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb or Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail.

You can easily find both Nutrish PEAK Open Range Recipes on the dog food aisle at your local store or at a number of online shops. I got a great deal on it at my local neighborhood Walmart. You can save $4.00 with this coupon.

We talked about all the natural ingredients in Nutrish Peak and discussed how lamb is a great source of protein. Here are a few reasons why you will be happy serving Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ to your furbabies:

  • Real Recipes. Real Ingredients.
  • Protein-rich and grain-free to satisfy your dog’s cravings
  • Real U.S. farm-raised beef is always the #1 ingredient (Open Range Recipe)/ Real U.S. farm-raised turkey is always the #1 ingredient (Northern Woodlands Recipe).
  • 30% high-quality protein

We like to try new things for ourselves as well as keep things as natural as possible too. After talking about how happy Oreo will be about his new food, we went looking around the grocery store for some of the same ingredients for our dinner.

That is when I told them about trying lamb meatballs with their favorite spaghetti.  My kids love pasta and would eat it every day if I served it. This makes it easy to work in new foods into a dish with noodles. From veggies to new cheeses, pasta has been a successful method for uncovering their love of many unique foods. I combined a number of nutrient dense ingredients to create a simple lamb meatball recipe that the kids loved. And they were excited to try lamb at the same time that Oreo was gradually getting introduced to the new PEAK recipe.



  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce


  1.  Preheat the over to 400 degrees
  2. Combine ground turkey, ground lamb, oats, flax seed, egg, and soy sauce all together
  3.  Create tablespoon size balls and place in a heated a skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil
  4. Cook on stovetop until entire outside of meatballs are brown. You will need to turn the meatballs a few times as the cook
  5. While meatballs are cooking, prepare your favorite spaghetti dish. I went simple with noodles and a jar of three cheese spaghetti sauce.
  6. Move the browned meatballs to a baking sheet and finish cooking in the over for approximately 15 minutes.
  7. Top your family’s favorite spaghetti recipe with the meatballs

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Satisfy your dog’s cravings with Nutrish PEAK

With help from pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish, a line of premium dog food and treats inspired by recipes from her own kitchen. Much like the meals I serve my family, Nutrish PEAK Open Range recipe is made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.

The Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail and Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb dog foods provide just that.

Here is a $4.00 coupon for Nutrish Peak so your pets can now satisfy their instinctual cravings. This coupon can be printed twice and is valid throughout the year!

Oreo still puts a guilt trip on me when I eat but now it is because he is ready for his bowl of Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb! To see more cute Nutrish loving dogs follow them on Instagram. 

Another reason to love Nutrish: A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need.