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RECIPE: Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet potato dog treat recipe

Sweet potato dog treat recipeFall is coming and it is time for all that great fall food. Don’t leave your dog out of the yummy goodness. Try making this delicious fall treat. You may like to snack on these as well.

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare your sweet potato: Microwave- Prick the potato with a fork and microwave on high for about 6 minutes until tender. Boil- Cut up your sweet potato into chunks and boil until tender, approximately 20 minutes. Bake – Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until tender.
  3. Scoop out the flesh of the potato and throw away the skin. Mash the potato and keep about 1 cup for this recipe.
  4. In a large bowl mix flour, applesauce, sweet potato, and eggs until it forms a dough ball.
  5. Flour your counter and roll out the dough to roughly 1/2 thick.
  6. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake until crisp, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

You can also make this recipe with yams.

RECIPE: Peanut Butter and Banana Biscuits

homemade dog treat

homemade dog treatEveryone loves cookies even your dog! If you want to be the favorite in the family, cook up a batch of these yummy guys and keep them in your pocket. They are so good you can eat them too!

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing (if you are feeling gourmet)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl until completely mixed. Add the flour and wheat germ slowly and mix it evenly.
  3. Lightly grease a cookie pan.
  4. Sprinkle flour on your cutting board and roll the dough into about 1/4 inch thick. If your dough is sticking, dust with more flour. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out the cookies. We recommend using smaller cookie cutters because you don’t want to give your dog giant cookies.
  5. Place your cookies on the baking sheet and then brush them with the egg white.
  6. Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Trust us when we say both you and your dog will love this delicious treat.

RECIPE: Easy Brown Rice and Turkey

Brown Rice Turkey dog food

Brown Rice Turkey dog foodThis is likely one of the easiest homemade dog food recipes. Most people already have this in their kitchen. Plus if you are not sure about cutting your dog off the kibble completely, you can add some kibble to this recipe before serving them. This is a good trick if you are wanting the crunchy kibble to help clean their teeth, just don’t leave the kibble in there very long or it will get soft.

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination. They typically sell frozen vegetable mixes like this.
Dutch Oven Directions
  1. Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven.Mix it all together and bring it to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.
Stovetop Directions
  1. Cook your rice in a rice cooker or on the stove. Typically 2 cups of brown rice need 4 1/2 cups of water. Cook for 45 minutes with the lid on and let the rice set for 15 minutes. We suggest following the instructions on your brown rice package.
  2. Sautee your ground turkey with the rosemary. You do not need oil. Cook until it is cooked all the way through.
  3. Mix the rice and turkey together. Add the remaining water and your frozen vegetables. Let cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. If it is too soupy, let it simmer for longer.

This can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.

Happy Cooking!

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