Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#Barking Wednesday ~ Easy to Make Healthy Dog Treats

This Barking Wednesday I want to share with everyone my favorite easy recipe for dog treats.  Diesel & Digger love them. Carrot is Diggers favorite veggie and Pea is Diesel's favorite veggie.

Basic Dog Treat Recipe

1 can vegetable
2+ cups of wheat flour

Place one can of vegetable in a bullet blender.
In a large bowl combine pureed vegetables and 2 cups of wheat flour. Use a spatula to mix well....continue to add wheat flour until you have the proper texture and moisture.  I do not like the dough to be sticky.

I use parchment paper on cookie sheets. Using the paper makes clean up super easy. 
Bake 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes

Place the baked treats in a dehydrator for 12 - 16 hours.

This Sunday we made three varieties of the basic recipe:
Carrot & Wheat basted with beef broth flavored Twist - I use beef broth to baste the Twist when they were finished baking

Pea & Wheat basted with beef broth flavored Pretzels  - I use beef broth to baste the Pretzels when they were finished baking

Carrot ~ Bacon ~ Honey Bites .... add about 1/4 cup of real bacon bits and 1 tablespoons on honey

I like making treats for Diesel & Digger know what is in the treats is very important to me. Saving cash on natural treats is also nice. Natural treats can be made for pennies.

Benefits of using carrots, peas and honey:
Carrots are good for your dogs teeth, low in calories and high in fiber, beta carotene and vitamin A.

Peas are high in protein, potassium and magnesium, and contain calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and other good things. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber.

Honey helps to prevent bad bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract plus it is a energy booster.

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