Verve Beef and Banana Bites

Verve Beef and Banana Bites

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

What’s better than beef? How about some beef with verve? Hamburgers sizzling on the barbecue—one of the greatest smells of the summer, hands down. And even though our dogs shouldn’t partake in that grilled delicacy, there’s no reason why we can make them their own version of the summer treat. Your pooch will love our Verve Beef and Banana Bites, made with the honest kitchen’s verve, along with ground beef, cream cheese and a banana. Made with ranch-raised beef, fresh produce and whole grain goodness, verve certainly adds plenty of it to these mini dog-friendly treats! Verve Beef and Banana Bites   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup the honest kitchen verve dehydrated 1/2 cup ground beef raw1 banana mashed2 cups rolled oats1/2 cup cream cheese room temperature1 teaspoon cinnamon2 eggs1 cup warm water Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9” square baking pan with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, add water and oats. Stir thoroughly and leave oats to soak for 5 minutes.Add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir thoroughly until combined well.Pour thick batter into the baking pan and smooth out evenly.Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until slightly crispy on the top.Cool and slice into individual bars before serving.Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes If you don't have any cream cheese handy, feel free to substitute 1/2 cup of cottage cheese...

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Honest Kitchen Turkeyloaf for Dogs

Honest Kitchen Turkeyloaf for Dogs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

A comforting favorite, we added Honest Kitchen’s Keen Turkey recipe to our take on meatloaf. Meatloaf has to be on the list of your top 10 comfort foods. That got us to thinking…couldn’t it be a comfort to your pooch, too? That’s the inspiration behind Honest Kitchen’s Turkeyloaf recipe—just for dogs. Using lean ground turkey, dog-friendly vegetables, cottage cheese, and the Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated Keen Turkey recipe, this hearty meal is easy to make and easy to store for future use. Honest Kitchen Turkeyloaf for Dogs   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 lbs lean ground turkey, raw3/4 cup the honest kitchen keen turkey dehydrated food1 cup rolled oats2 eggs1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables1/2 cup cottage cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf tin with non-stick cooking spray.Blend vegetables in a blender or food processor until finely chopped or pureed.In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and hand-mix until combined thoroughly. Press evenly into a loaf pan, ¾ full. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until top in brown and crisp around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool for an hour.Cut into slices and refrigerate or freeze for easy serving. Recipe Notes I used a frozen vegetable mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. You can substitute any vegetable into this recipe, as long as they’re safe for your dog to...

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Honest Kitchen Pineapple Dog Treats

Honest Kitchen Pineapple Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Let’s get tropical with a dog treat recipe that includes a pineapple punch! Pineapple makes a wonderful treat ingredient. Not only are they sweet, they’re also rich in fiber, minerals, Vitamin C, and Manganese—all of which will improve your dog’s immune system. Pineapples also contain Bromelain—this proteolytic enzyme helps your dog’s digestive system break down proteins more effectively and efficiently. On top of that, we’ve included flax seeds, coconut, and Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form Herbal Supplement for an all-around homemade treat you’ll feel good about giving your dog. Honest Kitchen Pineapple Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup ground flax seeds1 tablespoon Perfect Form Herbal Supplement14 fluid ounce can crushed pineapple canned1/2 cup shredded coconut1 egg1 cup rolled oats Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine pineapple and egg. Mix well.Add coconut, flour, Perfect Form, rolled oats, and ground flax seeds, stirring until a sticky dough is formed.Because this is such a sticky dough, spoon it out in tablespoon portions on baking sheets. Space cookies 2 inches apart so they don’t stick together. Flatten lightly with fork or fingers. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool for an hour.Store in air tight bags or container and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes These are softer cookies, which makes them perfect for dogs with dental problems who can’t tolerate hard...

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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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Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe

Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Your dog will fall paws over tail in love for these pumpkin treats with a hint of spice! Is it just me, or is there something about this time of the year that makes people want to bake up a storm? It might be something in the cooler air, or perhaps the fall brings out the baker in me. Either way, this Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice dog treat recipe will satisfy you dog’s tummy in more ways than one. You already know that pumpkin is wonderful for your dog’s digestive system; but did you know that ginger helps ease upset stomachs and is a natural anti-inflammatory, while cinnamon boosts energy, circulation, cognitive function and overall brain health? Add some Honest Kitchen Perfect Form into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a power-packed treat that will have all snuggling in front of the fire with these homemade goodies. I just happened to make these cookies in time for Halloween, and they were a spook-tacular hit with the neighborhood dogs who came by my door! Halloween Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour1/2 cup rolled oats1 cup canned pureed pumpkin1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon Honest Kitchen Perfect Form1 teaspoon ginger powder or fresh2 tablespoons vegetable oil1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine pumpkin, oil, ginger, Perfect Form and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir well. Gradually mix in oatmeal and flour. Gradually stir in water to form stiff dough.Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness on a floured surface and cut with Halloween-themed cookie cutters.Place on cookie sheets and bake for 30-35 minutes.Remove from oven and place on cooling rack for 2-4 hours. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes I used some dog-friendly icing to complete the scary faces—a few small dabs completed the look.  Click here to discover which type of cinnamon is safe for your...

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Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

There are so many reasons why I love baking my own dog treats. One of the reasons is that I get to satisfy my love of baking without eating the entire finished product; but the main motive for making homemade dog treats is that I know exactly what’s going in them. I want Oscar to eat wholesome ingredients, fresh from the grocery store. There are no preservatives and no ingredients I can’t pronounce in my recipes. Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Made without any ingredients you can't pronounce, and so good you might steal some. Ingredients 1/4 cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food (with Free Range Chicken)1 apple grated3 cups spelt flour1/2 cup rolled oats1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine spelt flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, grated apple, eggs and oil. Mix well.Add water to make a stiff dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead well.Roll out the dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut using a cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on racks and store in an air-tight container to refrigerate or freeze. Recipe Notes This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Force dog food. Apples are a good source of vitamins A and C and fiber (please make sure that the seeds, which contain cyanide, are removed before adding the grated apple to the mix). Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that is beneficial for dogs that have problems with bowel irregularity. Eggs are a great source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Small amounts of cinnamon can help ease nausea and gas, and has been used to boost energy, circulation, digestion and brain...

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