Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Raw Feeding Tools

I'm a true believer of using the right tools to make life easier. As soon as I decided to feed raw, I started to look for tools that will help make it less of a hassle.

Stainless Steel Bowls

Maya used to have just one bowl that we use to feed her. Since were feeding her kibbles, it's really easy to clean, so we just rinse it before each meal and occasionally put it in the dishwasher. However, once we start feeding raw, the food will be much greasier and I really HATE washing greasy dishes. My solution: get a bunch of stainless steel bowls that are dishwasher-safe. Now I have enough bowls to last till I wash my own dishes in the dishwasher. I even found some lids that fit perfectly (from other plastic containers),  so I can just put Maya's frozen meal in a bowl, put on a lid, and leave in the refrigerator to defrost. 

Plastic Mat

I found this shelf liner at Bed Bath and Beyond for $10 ($15 with a $5 coupon). It's 24 inches wide and 10 feet long, which I divide into 3 and use as a feeding mat. Super easy to clean and roll up after meals. Maya tried to run away with her chicken wings a few times, but she learned quickly that she needs to stay on the mat or I'll take away the yummy.

Kitchen Scale

I need to know how much I'm feeding, so I went looking for a kitchen scale and found this on Amazon with lots of great reviews. It's supports multiple units, can subtract the weight of the container, and is accurate down to 1 gram. Not too big, not too small, fits perfectly on the kitchen counter.

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