3 Delicious and Nutritious Treats That Will Have Your Dog Coming Back For More!!
Is anyone else’s dog food obsessed?
I’m talking totally obsessed!
If Bonnie hears the potential sound of food being opened, she will stop what she is doing, or even wake up from a deep sleep and run towards me like some kind of speed of light super hero and beg for a taste or whatever I am eating.
Now I know that her diet is sufficient and she is getting the right amount of food intake for a pup her size, but I think we can all agree that lots of dogs have a tendency to be total piglets!
Let’s be honest, Bonnie has me wrapped around her little finger, so yes she often does get a few extra snacks throughout the day. So, if you’re anything like me and have a tendency to load your pup up on treats, why not make them healthy and nutritious.
I’m going to let you guys in on a couple of DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS Doggy Treats that your pooches will love, and thank you for!
BANANA AND CARROT COOKIES
I know a few of you are probably thinking ‘dogs don’t eat bananas’, which was my immediate thought as I know that there is no way Bonnie would ever eat a fresh banana by itself. I was curious to see how these cookies would go, and believe it or not, Bonnie can’t get enough of them!
- 2 carrots (washed and grated)
- 1 large banana
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (they can be either black or white, doesn’t matter)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 200 grams buckwheat flour
- Preheat oven to 180°c.
- In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of cold water. Set aside to thicken (for approx. 10 mins).
- Get a large mixing bowl and mash the banana with a fork.
- Add the grated carrots, chia seed mixture, coconut oil and buckwheat flour.
- Stir the ingredients together using a wooden spoon until it forms into a
- Line a tray with baking paper.
- Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut out the dough using a cookie cutter (roughly ¼ inch thickness) and place them onto the tray.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins, or until they are golden brown and crisp.
- Allow to cool and serve to your pup!
These cookies should last for approx. 4 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
CHICKEN JERKY TENDERLIONS
These are Bonnie's absolute FAVOURITE. They are super easy to make and save us lots of trips to the pet store buying chicken tenderloin treats!
- 2 chicken breasts
- Preheat oven to 135°c.
- Grease a wire cooking rack with coconut or olive oil, and place on top of a baking tray.
- Thinly slice the chicken breasts.
(here’s a tip - place the chicken breasts in the freezer for approximately 2 hours before slicing. This will make it easier to cut into).
- Place the thinly sliced chicken onto the wire tray.
- Bake for approximately 2 hours until the chicken is dehydrated and crisp. (A good idea is to check on the chicken after an hour and a half and flip the slices over).
- Once the chicken is out of the oven, allow them to cool and serve to your pooch!
These should last approximately 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
YOGHURT, PEANUT BUTTER AND PUMPKIN TREATS
Think of these as a Doggy Desert treat! Bonnie is always wanting some desert from us whether it be some fruit, some ice cream or some yoghurt! Here's an easy and tasty desert treat for you to try!
- 900g of plain yoghurt
- 3 large tablespoons of peanut butter (make sure it contains no xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
- 100 grams of pumpkin, diced
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Boil the pumpkin until soft and strain from water. Let the pumpkin cool to room temperature.
- Put all the ingredients into a food processors or blender, and blend until creamy.
- Fill a silicone mould or ice tray with the mixture.
- Put in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Pop out the yoghurt treats from the mould or tray and serve to your pooch!
This should make approximately 30 treats, so keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.