Ruby Stewbie - A Bloggin' Dog Recipe

Ruby Stewbie - Diabetic Dog Food

Welcome to Ruby's Diner! I made my diabetic dog this homemade recipe from 2008 to 2016. Control canine diabetes with a low glycemic dog food made with love.

Servings:  18 quarts
Author:  Joanne Becotte


  • 28 cups water
  • 1 bag (4 pounds) chana dal rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) brown lentils rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) black-eyed peas rinsed
  • 2 bags (1 pound each) green split peas rinsed
  • 1 pound pearl barley rinsed
  • 5 pounds boneless chicken breasts cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (29 ounces) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen green beans
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach


  1. Pour water into a 20-quart pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add chana dal, brown lentils, black-eyed peas, green split peas and barley. Reduce heat to medium, stir occasionally.
  3. Cut and add chicken breast.
  4. Add ground turkey.
  5. Stir in pumpkin.
  6. Add in the frozen vegetables. (My pot will not accommodate all of the vegetables so I add in as much as I can and thaw the rest to be added in before storage).
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally until most of the water is absorbed. Let stand and cool before storing.

Recipe Notes

SERVING SIZE: This recipe is based on a 48 pound dog eating four cups of Ruby Stewbie and one cup of dry food daily. An example for a 20 pound dog would be about 1 1/2 cups of Stewbie and roughly 1/2 cup of dry food daily.

20/48 = .41 x 4 = 1.6 cups of Stewbie

Calculate a comparable amount for your dog's weight by substituting the bold amount in the formula above.

For more information on the glycemic index of each ingredient, see

CALORIES: There are 265 calories per cup of the Ruby Stewbie.

DRY FOOD: Ruby's vet suggested Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Dry Dog Food and Pet Canine PowerFood from Only Natural Pet.