Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls

Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in diy, recipes |

Not all dog treats have to be sweet. In fact, some of the best are downright savory. These tasty beef and vegetable balls are scrumptious and healthy and will have your pup watering at the mouth in anticipation. With a few simple ingredients you’ll find in the fridge, you can whip up a quick treat for a special occasion in no time. Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 lb lean ground beef1 carrot1/2 raw sweet potato diced1/2 cup flour coconut 1 large egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degreesMix all ingredients in large bowl until thoroughly blended. Roll small portions of mixture to form balls. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Recipe Notes It doesn't get much simpler than that! You can mix up the variety of veggies in your recipe to create tons of delicious treats your dog will...

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in diy, recipes |

The taste of cinnamon is sure to drive your dog wild. In a good way, of course—since luckily cinnamon is perfectly healthy in small doses. These Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies are a wonderful treat to have on hand for a special occasion. They’re easy to make, too! Cinnamon Sweet Potato Cookies   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced into cubes1 medium carrot diced1 medium egg1/2 cup Milk1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 cups flour wheat or rice Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add aluminum foil or coat with cooking spray.Bring pot of water to boil. Add diced sweet potato and carrot, then allow to simmer until soft. Strain.Mash sweet potato and carrot. Mix sweet potato, carrot, egg, and milk in bowl.In separate bowl, mix together flour and ground cinnamon. Slowly blend together both mixtures until thick. Spoon small amounts onto baking sheet, leaving room for them to spread. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool overnight. Recipe Notes Be sure to flatten the doughy mixture onto the pan with the bottom edge of a spoon for flatter cookies. Otherwise, feel free to play around with the shapes to get your desired...

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Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Add Honest Kitchen’s new Proper Toppers to your treats; they’re nutritious and fun! Did you hear the news? The Honest Kitchen has just released Proper Toppers, a dehydrated superfood that’s the perfect way to pep up your dog’s meal! I gave the grain-free turkey recipe—made with 90 percent pure meat and mixed with antioxidant-rich whole produce—a try on top of these dog muffins. They were a hit in my house…on the muffins and in my dog’s bowl! Proper Topper Dog Muffins   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour any kind1/2 cup honest kitchen Proper Toppers dry dehydrated 1 tablespoon Baking powder1 egg1 tablespoon Honey2 tablespoon peanut butter1 carrot shredded1 apple shredded1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup water Instructions Preheat the oven to 325° F. Spray or wipe muffin tray cups with oil.In a large bowl, mix shredded apple, carrot, vanilla, egg, peanut butter and honey together.Combine flour and baking powder and stir into wet ingredients. Add water as needed.Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins. Fill tins about ¾ for a full muffin.Sprinkle Proper Toppers on top of each tin of batter. You only need a little bit in each one. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks. Place in air tight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes You can also bake Proper Toppers right into the muffins. Instead of sprinkling on top, just add it to the wet mixture while you’re stirring in the dry...

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Recipe: Bad Breath Biscuits

Recipe: Bad Breath Biscuits

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Fight bad doggy breath and reward good behavior with a homemade treat! We all expect our dogs to have some level of doggy breath. When it’s too hard to stomach, that’s usually a good indicator of dental health or digestive problems. But what about that middle ground—when your dog’s teeth or tummy aren’t giving him any troubles, but his breath could still wilt a few flowers. Time to give him a breath mint, but as a treat! Fresh mint and parsley are healthy herbs that will naturally freshen your dog’s breath. As well, we’ve added ground flaxseeds and The Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form herbal supplement, which helps support proper digestion and intestinal health. It’s the ideal way to help fight bad breath and give your favorite pooch a well-deserved treat! Bad Breath Biscuits   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups whole or rolled oats chopped or ground1 1/2 cups flour1 egg1 tablespoon flaxseeds ground1 tablespoon the honest kitchen Perfect Form Herbal Supplement1/2 cup fresh mint chopped1/8 cup fresh parsley chopped1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Place oats in food processor or blender until chopped into fine pieces.In large bowl, combine flour, mint, parsley, cinnamon, Perfect Form, ground flaxseeds and chopped oats. Add egg and water to the bowl and mix well.Knead with hands to form dough. Add more water or flour as needed.Roll out dough onto floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place cookie sheets in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on rack for 1-2 hours.Store in air tight containers, and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have fresh mint or parsley on hand, using the dried herbs as a substitute will work as well (my preference is to use fresh when I...

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Blackberry Valentine’s Treat Recipe

Blackberry Valentine’s Treat Recipe

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Have a heart and bake some treats that are great for your dog’s heart. My heart belongs to my dog. Yes, I show my love all year round, but on February 14th, he’s treated to a little extra affection. This year, I’m proving my human devotion with The Honest Kitchen Blackberry Dog Treats. I can find blackberries in my grocery store all year long, which is a good thing. Blackberries come packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals, and also offer the benefits of fiber and an array of vitamins. We’ve also included rolled oats, which are known as a warming grain that helps strengthen the spleen, pancreas, immune systems and the heart. Honest Kitchen Blackberry Valentine’s Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 cup rolled oats1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen1 egg1/8 cup peanut butter1/2 tablespoon Honest Kitchen Perfect Form1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender, mix blackberries and egg for one minute. Set aside.In a large bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, and Perfect Form.Add blender contents to dry mix and combine until a stiff dough forms. Use water as needed.Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness on floured surface. Cut using Valentine’s cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Turn off oven and let treats sit in warm oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling racks for 2-4 hours.Store in refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container. Recipe Notes If your dog doesn’t like blackberries or your grocery store is out of them, replace with raspberries, strawberries or blueberries. The treats will turn out just as...

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Peppermint and Molasses Dog Treats

Peppermint and Molasses Dog Treats

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

To get your dog in an even merrier mood, try whipping up a batch of these Peppermint and Molasses Holiday Dog Treats. Giving it the taste of the season is a touch of peppermint, while the molasses adds true yuletide spirit. For a digestive boost, we’ve added Pro Bloom to the recipe, which is a natural supplement that’s packed with probiotics and digestive enzymes. Happy holidays to you and your pets! Peppermint & Molasses Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 tablespoon Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom1 cup water1 tablespoon molasses2 tablespoons peanut butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon peppermint extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix flour, Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom, molasses, peanut butter, water, olive oil and peppermint extract until well combined. Use your hands to mix if necessary.Kneed mixture on a floured surface and roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with festive cookie cutters and place on non-stick cookie sheets.Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on wire rack for 2-3 hours. Store treats in a sealed container and refrigerate or freeze. Recipe Notes I used some dog-friendly candy melts to add a bit of festive flavor. This step is...

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Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Forget chocolate. This Valentine’s Day, treat your dog to carob. Oh Valentine’s Day, how do we love thee? If we’re going to count the ways, let’s start with the love we have for our dogs. Our pooches love us unconditionally and are always happy to cuddle and kiss us at a moment’s notice. That’s why Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show a little extra love to our dogs with something a little sweet—such as this I Love Carob Dog Treat Recipe. Carob is a natural chocolate substitute that is totally safe for dogs (and humans) to eat. Naturally sweet and boasting a rich flavor, carob is packed with nutrients. It’s full of vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6 and D, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and protein. As well, carob is brimming with fiber and pectin, which helps get rid of toxins.   I Love Carob Dog Treat   Print Recipe A dog treat that's delicious and healthy—it's true that the best Valentine's Day gifts are homemade! Ingredients 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 ½ cups oat flour¾ cup Carob chips½ cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food½ tbsp peanut butter1 egg¾ cup water Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine flours, Honest Kitchen and carob chips. Combine well.Add peanut butter and egg to the dry mix to moisten it, until completely combined.Add water to the mixture slowly until you have a stiff dough.Roll out the dough on a floured surface, about ¼ to ½ inch thick. Use a Valentine's Day themed cookie cutter to press out shapes. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool on racks for about 1-2 hours.For a longer shelf life, store in air tight containers and place in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe...

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