Healthy Treats to Bake for your Dog
We all know how expensive dog treats can get, especially if your pup has any food sensitivities or allergies. Here are a few great homemade treat recipes you can make for your dog! All of these recipes are simple, easy to make and healthy alternatives to store bought snacks. Frozen Popsicles Ingredients: cup peanut butter (unsalted/no sugar added) cup plain yogurt 1 ripe banana 1 teaspoon ground flax seed (optional) Splash of unsweetened almond milk Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays or small bowls Freeze until solid. Remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving to soften.
Chicken Wild Rice Treats Something a little more savory: Ingredients: 1 cup wild rice, mashed (may sub with another rice) 1 cup chicken, diced fine or shredded 3 Tablespoons rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill) 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, diced 1 egg, beaten Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir until well incorporated. Using a spoon, press mixture into each cavity, packing tight and filling nearly to the top. Bake for 25 minutes or until top begins to turn golden brown. Let cool completely before serving. Notes: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days (or freeze).
Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits Ingredients: 1 cups buckwheat flour 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon pure honey 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 egg, beaten water (approx. 1-3 tsp) Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir buckwheat flour, parsley and mint leaves together until combined In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and honey. Pour olive oil-honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add egg and stir until well combined. Knead dough with hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add a teaspoon of water at a time to help the dough come together. This should take about 3-5 minutes. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to approx. " thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie dough cutter. Place biscuits onto a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Notes: Store biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge to keep fresh. These recipes were made by Sarah Lukemire; you can find these and more at her site lolathepitty.com. If you have any more great doggy treat recipes, let us know in the comments!