What is the smallest list of ingredients I can use to have a healthy balanced diet?
I heard that in Israel, most processed foods have 5 ingredients or less.
Try these 5
Apples (w/ cinnamon spice = good stuff)
Steamed Bismati rice w/ cumin seeds and brown cardamom, Bay leaves
Oatmeal (add berries and bananas)
Potatoes (baked, Wendy's!)
Chia seeds (add to any drink, adds fiber, protein and fat, reduces sweetness a bit, dillutes, causes gelatinous change in beverages). Chia seeds need to be soaked in their drink for at least 10–15 minutes before drinking (less time if the water is warm or hot).
Notice, it's a vegetarian (vegan) list so far. You can also share at least 2 or 3 of the items on this list with your dog.
For apples, you need to peel the skins first and remove the core and seeds of the apples, then you can feed them apple flesh (or apple sauce unsweetened). Unsweetened is important because sugar is toxic to dogs in large quantities, so you shouldn't feed them apples often. I add cinnamon to the apples, since I've found that's good for them, too.
You can also share the baked potatoes with your dog if and only if you first remove the skin and "eyes" of the potatoes, where the roots would have grown. These parts of the potato are difficult for the dog to digest. If you steam rice without any seeds or spices, you can also add that to your dog's diet, too. Turmeric is common to add to rice and this one spice in particular is healthy for dogs, too.