Safe and Low-Calorie Holiday Meals for Pets

Written by: Dr. Cherice Roth


The holiday season is a time of indulgence, warmth shared with loved ones, and festive Yummers meals. As we gather around the dining table at the holidays, our pets often sit by our side, hoping for a tasty morsel.

While we want to include them in our holiday celebrations, ensuring their meals are both delicious and health-conscious is essential. Here are two special holiday recipes designed specifically for dogs and cats, focusing on low-calorie, nutrient-rich ingredients and delicious Yummers recipes.

For Dogs: Festive Turkey & Green Beans Holiday Bowl


  • 1 cup lean ground turkey (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup green beans (steamed and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp cranberries (unsweetened, cooked and mashed)
  • 1 tsp flaxseeds
  • A pinch of turmeric (optional)
  • One serving of Yummers Turkey & Cranberry Mix-In


  1. Cook the ground turkey in a non-stick pan until fully cooked.
  2. Mix the cooked turkey with chopped green beans in a bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin puree for added fiber and digestive benefits.
  4. Mix in mashed cranberries for a festive touch.
  5. Sprinkle flaxseeds on top of omega fatty acids.
  6. Add a pinch of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  7. Finish off by mixing in some mouth-watering Yummers.
  8. Serve cool for an irresistible holiday meal!

Cat Eating at the Holidays

For Cats: Savory Holiday Delight


  • 1/2 cup white fish (like cod or tilapia, steamed and flaked)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp carrot (finely grated)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • A dash of fish broth (ensure it's onion and garlic-free)
  • One serving of Yummers Chicken Mix-In


  1. Steam the white fish until fully cooked and flake it into small, bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flaked fish with pumpkin puree, providing fiber and digestive support.
  3. Add finely grated carrot for a slight crunch.
  4. Mix in chia seeds for omega fatty acids and a slight texture.
  5. Add a dash of fish broth for added flavor and moisture.
  6. Finish off by mixing in some craveable Yummers.
  7. Serve at room temperature for a tasty holiday treat!

Including our pets in holiday festivities is a heartwarming gesture, and these special holiday meals ensure they get a festive treat without the unnecessary calories or harmful ingredients. Always remember to consult with your vet and introduce new foods gradually while monitoring for any allergic reactions. If your pet has any symptoms, talk to your vet right away.

Don’t forget to check out Yummers Inside Scoop for even more irresistible DIY recipes your dog or cat will love! It's the season of giving, and what better way to show our pets love than with a wholesome, festive holiday meal and Yummers?

Dr. Cherice Roth

Dr. Cherice Roth

Dr. Roth is a practicing veterinarian with a background in telemedicine and a passion for equitable access to veterinary care for all pets. She knows how vitally important mealtime is for pets and shares Yummers' devotion to giving them what they want and need.