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Three Festive Recipes for Your Dog

dogfoodLooking for a way to give your pet a special treat this holiday season? There’s nothing quite like a home-cooked meal.

 

While your best friend may not be able to enjoy all the savory meals that we can, there are definitely a few furry foodies out there! Luckily cooking a meal for your pup is easier than you might think. Check out these delicious dishes and treat your buddy to a holiday delicacy.

Meat and Vegetable Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 6-ounce jars of organic beef and vegetable baby food
  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour (or white substitute)
  • 2 cups of dry milk
  • 1 cup of water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Drop the mixture onto a baking sheet in large spoonfuls.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Allow to the treats to cool completely. Store leftover beef and vegetable balls in the fridge for up to five days.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Want to enjoy your holiday cookies alongside your best friend? Whip up a few peanut butter cookies for dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour (white or wheat, if your pup has no wheat allergies)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of fish oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the flour and oats together in a large mixing bowl. Pour in one cup of water and blend until smooth. Add in the peanut butter, honey, and fish oil and mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Slowly add the water until the mixture has a thick and doughy consistency.
  4. Lightly flour a cooking surface. Roll the dough onto the cooking surface to create a 1/4 inch thick sheet.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to create shapes. Place the

Fruit and Veggie Strips

Your dog will love this light snack when they’re working on new commands.

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup carrots, minced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour (white if your dog has allergies)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of water

Directions

  1. Cook the sweet potato in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the insides are soft. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mash the banana and sweet potato in a large mixing bowl with a hand masher until smooth. Add in the carrots, flour, and oats. Slowly add in the applesauce and water while mixing.
  4. The ingredients will form a soft dough. Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface until the dough is 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into strips.
  6. Cook on a baking sheet for 25 minutes.
  7. Store leftover strips in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Grab a meal from JustFoodForDogs

Want to treat your dog but don’t have time to spend in the kitchen? Take a look at the goodies from our friends at JustFoodForDogs! Choose anything from hearty meals to light snacks to provide an easy, healthy dinner for your pet.

 

*Recipes from MoneyCrashers.

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