Congrats on making a good desicion. There is a lot of different school of thoughts about the veggies and they all think that they are right, so you can go both ways. How old is Ellie? If she is still growing it would be beneficial for her to have veggies. Growing dogs should not have as much protein as adults. Veggies should be smashed and frozen so the dogs digestive system can take the most out of them. And then some people sware that they need to be lightly cooked, so you can go both ways there too. I try to feed Usko veggies, but he refuses, so can't really force feed him and he is doing great. Now and then I try to sneak in a spoonful, but I'm busted every time. Usko eats fresh pineapple and apple, so he gets some of those when we have some and they come out virtually unchanged.