I hate waste; I never mind buying food if it doesn't go to waste. Throwing perfectly good food in the garbage is a huge issue for me so it rarely gets thrown out in this house. If we don't eat it; chances are I'll feed it to the dogs. Don't get me wrong; my dogs don't eat garbage, no cut offs of fat or waste for them.
The only thing I will give my dogs that I won't eat is grissle or tough pieces of meat. Everything else is exactly what I would eat; I just ran out of room in my stomach so into theirs it goes. Just this morning I only ate 1/2 my banana and 1/2 my yogurt so yes; they are getting it for breakfast.
Especially in a world that is quickly shrinking; with places where food is scarce it truly is an awful thing to throw good food in the garbage. Let's say I cooked chicken, spinach, squash and rice for dinner. My eyes were bigger than my stomach; I though I was starving. Once halfway into dinner I realize I took too much food; no big deal. The dogs eat it for dinner.
I have a basic food that is prepared for my dogs; but! If one of us can't eat all the food we had on our plate I don't stress over it; the dogs get it. They eat well as do we, I try to buy as much organic food as I can so what is good for us is just as good for our dogs.
Now there is food that I don't give the dogs; the typical things like onion, chocolate, saucy dishes etc. But if it fresh homemade food with not a ton of butter or spices on it; their getting it for dinner.
I remember being out for dinner onetime; a very high end place. I ordered Lobster and Filet mignon; very indulgent but a rare treat. I couldn't eat all of my filet and there was no way I could see it go in the garbage. I ordered a doggie bag (a real doggie bag) for my filet and brought it home for my very appreciative pups for dinner.
So the next time you are scrapping good food into the garbage; look at those eyes staring at you and think twice. If it is good food for you; its good for your dog.