Honest Kitchen Grain Free Fruit & Veggie Base Mix Dog Food

Preference 3 lbs

item #200018

Preference 7 lbs

item #200019
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Please Note: The Honest Kitchen has updated their packaging, however ingredients and quality still remain the same.

Grain Free Fruit & Veggie Base Mix is The Honest Kitchen's meat-free & grain-free recipe! This Base Mix is suggested for use with added raw meat, meaty bones or cooked meat of your choice (never cooked bones), as a base for a home made diet. This diet contains a custom vitamin-mineral premix with balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios, which are vital for the maintenance of healthy cells, bones and blood. This recipe is ideal for dogs who are sensitive to more popular meats; exotic meats, fish or alternative protein sources may be used as required.

  • 3 lb. Box contains approximately 14 dry measured cups of food
  • 7 lb. Box contains approximately 33 dry measured cups of food

Honest Kitchen uses eco-friendly packaging! A fine, recyclable 'minimalist' and unprinted barrier bag that efficiently protects the food inside helps reduce materials usage and waste. The bag is enclosed in a 100% recycled box made from unbleached kraft paperboard. The box is printed with soy-based inks and the finished product is 100% biodegradable or recyclable again after use, too.

The Honest Kitchen makes wholesome, natural food for dogs using gentle dehydration, a unique new approach to canine nutrition. These foods help you create delicious and nutritious meals made with real, recognizable, and human-grade ingredients that are ready to prepare and serve at home. Simply add warm water to rehydrate, and you have a complete meal with USDA meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic flaxseed, herbs, vitamins, minerals.

The Honest Kitchen's dehydrated food offers many of the benefits of a biologically appropriate raw pet food diet, combined with the convenience and peace of mind of a nutritionally balanced, ready-blended product. Dehydration simply removes the moisture, which prevents decomposition. As an ancient form of preserving food, virtually all of the nutrients are left intact. This is a much "fresher", and therefore healthier, approach than the extrusion process that dry kibble undergoes. See below for a description of each formula.All of Honest Kitchen's dog food and dehydrated raw dog food products are formulated to meet the AAFCO nutrient profiles for dogs and you don't have to add anything to make them 'complete'. However, the original idea behind these diets was as a base for a raw or other fresh homemade diet and to facilitate that, they are somewhat 'lite' in terms of fat and protein, so that your own choice of raw, or cooked, meat can be added, if desired.

It is entirely a matter of personal choice (and your dog's taste!) whether you add in extra meat and other ingredients, or not. Most people with younger and more active dogs like to mix in the additional meat, and those with senior or overweight animals usually prefer to feed the organic dog food alone. The Honest Kitchen supplies pet owners with the best in fresh dehydrated raw dog food and other organic dog food products.

About Dehydration

Dehydration or drying, is one of the oldest and gentlest methods of food preservation. Food dehydration works by removing only the water content from the ingredients. All other nutrients remain, and become highly concentrated. Dried foods are extremely nutritious, easy to prepare and store, and light weight to ship.

Because dehydration takes place at moderate temperatures, the ingredients are still considered raw. The only exceptions are the meat and egg ingredients, which are dehydrated at high enough temperatures to kill any bacteria present and are therefore essentially considered 'cooked'. This is because they must be human-edible grade, to enter our manufacturing facility.

The removal of moisture prevents enzymatic activity, which can lead to browning and decomposition of foods, and also prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and molds. Dehydration does not actually destroy or kill the food enzymes, as occurs in baking and freezing or high pressure processing such as extrusion. Enzyme activity in dehydrated foods is simply suspended, until the food is rehydrated.

A remarkable example of the way dehydration preserves without destroying, is in Africa, where scientists have discovered live fish being hatched from fish eggs, that have been dehydrated in the sun, during droughts that sometimes last for years. When the rains fall, the lakes and rivers refill with water to rehydrate the eggs - and live fish emerge. The eggs are actually preserved and remain viable throughout the natural dehydration that takes place.

Review Rating: 4.5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Honest Kitchen

Ingredients - Sweet potatoes, peas, cabbage, organic coconut, apples, spinach, pumpkin, bananas, celery, organic kelp, organic honey, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, thiamine mononitrate

Nutrient Profile
Crude Protein: 10.5%
Crude Fat: 6%
Crude Fiber: 10%
Moisture: 10%

337 calories per dry cup


  • Each cup of Grain Free Fruit & Veggie Base Mix should be rehydrated with 1.25 to 1.5 cups of pure, warm, filtered or tap water, or boiled water that has been allowed to cool.
  • Add the water to the food and stir well. The product will initially resemble soup.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes for the ingredients to rehydrate sufficiently.
  • Add your own meat or fish before serving.
  • Stir again and serve.
  • Any leftovers should be refigerated or discarded.

Feeding Guidelines

The following suggested dry-measured amounts should be adjusted to suit your own dog's unique nutritional requirements, which will vary according to age, breed, level of activity and what other ingredients are added.

Dog's Weight Amount Per Day (Dry)
Less Active
Meat: Preference
Very Active
Meat: Preference
Up to 10 lbs. 1/4 cup: 1/4 cup 1/3 cup: 1/6 cup
Up to 30 lbs. 1/2 cup: 1/2 cup 2/3 cup: 1/3 cup
Up to 50 lbs. 1: 1 cup 1 1/3 cup: 2/3 cup
Up to 70 lbs. 1 1/8 cup: 1 1/8 cup 1 1/2 cup: 3/4 cup
Up to 90 lbs. 1 1/3 cup: 1 1/3 cup 2: 1 cup

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The reviews below are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local veterinarian. Instead, these testimonials offer the reader information and opinions written by pet owners and/or veterinarians concerning animal health and products that they have used.

My dog loves it!


My dog has had problems with his kidneys since he was a puppy but putting him on the base mix plus adding a higher fat ground beef to it, which is lower in phosphorous, has made his blood work numbers come down to the normal range. His coat looks great, he has loads of energy, and he loves the food!


Bend, OR


Excellent product


Kasper was always chewing on himself. He is much happier now, loves this food and the raw meat;)


Taneytown, MD


My Malamute Loves It!


My dog absolutely loves this product. He is a very slow eater, but not with this food. He can't get enough and always to back to his bowl and continues to lick and clean it out even though there is nothing left!


Newark, de


She loves it!


I use this to add bulk to a raw diet. She is a fairly picky eater. She would prefer to eat protein only. She seems to like the consistency of this product more than others I've tried.

Lola's Human

Bradenton, FL


My dogs love love this food!


This is the best dog food I have ever bought in my 67 years !! My dogs love it and they look great! I buy Force. I love that it is human grade and contains no ingredients from China, which is very important to me. I know that I am feeding a top notch food . Thank you Honest Kitchen for a food that I don't have to worry about.

Rockhouselake corgis

Chelsea, Al.




I bought this for my slightly overweight Doberman (Neiman) who was diagnosed with cancer, because I want to provide him with a grain-free diet. I was nervous about the strong "green" smell when I first opened the bag, but Neiman gobbled it up right away. After a month of using this food, to which I add shredded chicken (cooked in crock pot every few days), he continues to be eager for each meal. He has also lost most of his chub, so my senior dog is looking as svelt as any youngster!

Neiman's Mom

Grand Rapids, MI


Great for Dogs with allergies


My dog was diagnosed a with a horrible yeast infection and food allergies a few months ago. She was put on meds and did get better. I was feeding her a limited ingredient diet. I did a ton of research on yeast and all the info said not to feed meds and to feed raw! My head was spinning. My dog ended up getting sick from the last dose of the anti-biotics so I had her on cooked ground turkey, pumpkin and a bit of rice. I started to re-introduce her old food which was a lamb based formula. I noticed that the more of her old food she ate, the itchier she became! I sent an email to The Honest Kitchen asking about foods good for allergies and yeast. They sent several samples the next day and the Preference suited her best. I have been feeding her Preference for almost a month and she is no longer itchy. I like the fact that you can add whatever you like. She loves loves loves it! I am so happy to have found this product. It is a bit expensive, but I know it is the best for my girl.


Burnaby, BC


I am sold on Honest Kitchen Preference


About a year ago we decided to feed our Pyrenees/Anatolian completely raw, but we needed to make sure she would receive all the proper nutrients, that's when we were introduced to Prefernce. It took a while for her to get use to it, but I slowly kept adding more and more until she had the correct amount. I mix the prepared Preference with green tripe and ground chicken, turkey or beef, beef heart and occasionly berries every morning. It is amazing the differnce this diet has made to our dog. She is one very happy Guardian Dog!


Alberta, Canada


Too bad my dog hates it


I am sure this food is fabulous. It's been described to me as the "Cadillac of dog food." But my dog hates it. I've tried everything, letting him get really hungry, adding more goodies. He would literally rather starve than eat this. He shoves the bowl away with his nose and then stares at me. Two weeks is long enough to figure out he hates it. I'm so disappointed and will give my very expensive box away to a friend to see if her dogs will eat it. Back to Sojo's!


Bloomington, IN


Great way to keep weight in check


I mix with cooked chicken, ground round or ground turkey and broccoli. I make it the night before and store in the fridge. It makes it easier to measure his food to control his weight.


Akron OH


Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food

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