Very Berry Smoothie for Dogs

Very Berry Smoothie for Dogs

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Let the sweetness of berries help quench your dog’s thirst this summer. It seems like the popularity of the smoothie has never been stronger. There’s a trendy juice bar at the corner of every busy intersection in the city. They sure taste good, and they can pack a punch of protein and energy in every sip. That’s what we were thinking with the Very Berry Smoothie for Dogs. Featuring a bounty of summer delights (strawberries and blueberries), plain yogurt and The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom, this cool drink will have your dog panting for more! Very Berry Smoothie for Dogs   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup strawberries fresh or frozen1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen1/2 tablespoon The Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom dry powder1/2 cup plain yogurt Instructions Cut strawberries into halves and/or quarters. This will make it easier for the blender to puree the berries. Add strawberries, blueberries, Pro Bloom dry powder and plain yogurt into a blender.Blend the ingredients until a thick liquid is formed.Pour into your dog’s bowl and let him lap it up! Recipe Notes Depending on the availability, you can use fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries. Just let them defrost a bit and throw them in the blend for a super chill...

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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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Mango Banana Frozen Dog Treats

Mango Banana Frozen Dog Treats

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

It’s a frozen fruit cocktail for your dog! Things are really starting to heat up here—outside and in the kitchen. When it’s this hot, I don’t want to be in the kitchen by a hot stove. That’s why these easy four-ingredient frozen dog treats come in handy. They’re super simple to make—I had these ones setting to freeze in about five minutes. And my dog loves mango, so any excuse to add them into a treat makes his day. Remember to always peel the skin and remove any seeds before giving them to your dog or adding them to this treat recipe. Mango Banana Frozen Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup mango skin removed and chopped1 banana mashed1 1/2 cups coconut water1 tablespoon Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom Instructions In a blender or food processor, add mango, banana, coconut water, and Pro Bloom. Puree for 1 minute or until the mixture is smooth.Pour the blended mixture into ice cube trays or molds.Allow the treats to freeze for up to eight hours, to allow them to fully set.Run warm water around the mold to remove. Recipe Notes I always place a piece of cardboard on the bottom of my freezer rack before putting the molds in. They always spill a little, so the cardboard catches the sticky juice and I don’t have to clean the...

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Honest Kitchen Kale and Revel Dog Treats

Honest Kitchen Kale and Revel Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Let’s bake with kale—a lean, green superfood that’s super for your dog. Superfoods are super great…especially when your dog can eat them! Kale is a superfood for many reasons: it’s high in beta carotene, vitamin K, and vitamin C, carotenoid pigments, low in calories, and is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and beta carotene. That’s a lot of super stuff packed into a leafy green! We’ve paired it with Honest Kitchen’s Revel formula that’s made with free-range chicken and organic whole grain barley to come up with a well-rounded treat that tastes super. Honest Kitchen Kale and Revel Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup the honest kitchen revel dry dehydrated food1 cup kale chopped1 banana mashed1 egg1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon Honey1/4 cup water or as needed Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Bring a small pot of water to boil on the stove. Add chopped kale to water and let boil for 2 minutes (lid on). Remove from stove, drain and set aside.In a large bowl, add flour, honest kitchen revel, egg, honey, and cinnamon. Mix well.Add mashed banana and kale into the mix. If needed, add water until the dough is stiff.On a floured countertop, roll out to ½ to ¼ inch thickness. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool for 1 hour. Store in air tight container or bag and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes I prefer to boil my kale before adding it to these treats. It brings out the kale’s vibrant green color. You don’t have to boil the kale before adding it to the mix – just make sure it’s chopped up into small pieces, no matter which way you’re going...

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Honest Kitchen Turkeyloaf for Dogs

Honest Kitchen Turkeyloaf for Dogs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in 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 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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Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in 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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Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats

Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats

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

Have you ever used garbanzo bean flour (also known as chickpea flour) in your dog treat recipes? It smells savory, and it comes with a host of benefits that does a dog good. Garbanzo bean flour is high in protein and highly digestible. It’s also a wonderful source of folic acid and potassium, and includes iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Add some Honest Kitchen Embark Turkey dehydrated food into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded homemade dog treat! Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups garbanzo bean flour1 cup coconut flour1/3 cup honest kitchen Embark Turkey Recipe dry dehydrated food1 teaspoon parsley dried or fresh1 teaspoon ground turmeric2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast1/2 cup broth chicken or vegetable1/2 cup coconut oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small pot over medium heat, bring the broth and coconut oil to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.In a large bowl, mix flours, brewer’s yeast, turmeric, parsley and Honest Kitchen Embark Turkey until well combined.Add broth and oil mixture to flour and mix well. Knead dough in bowl until a moist but firm dough forms.Break up dough into fist-size balls. On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough into a ¼ to ½ thickness and cut with cookie cutters in desired shapes. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.Let cool on wire racks overnight to harden. Store in airtight containers in fridge or freezer, and use when needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have any parchment paper, sprinkle your flat surface with either garbanzo bean flour or coconut flour, so the dough doesn’t stick to the...

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Force Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats

Force Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

My dog prefers treats to kibble or dry dog food. He’ll often leave his food bowl full until the end of the day…but pull out a treat, and he’s front and center! For me, combining his food into a treat makes perfect sense. I just add the Honest Kitchen’s Force Chicken Recipe with blueberries, pureed pumpkin, flax seed meal, spelt flour, and an egg for a convenient treat my pooch will always beg for. Force Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/3 cup blueberries1/2 cup pureed pumpkin1/4 cup flax seed meal1/3 cup Force Chicken Recipe dry dehydrated food2 cups spelt flour1 egg1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender or food processor, mix blueberries, pumpkin and egg until well combined.In a large bowl, add spelt flour, flax seed meal and Force Chicken. Combine well.Add pureed contents into the dry mix. Knead into a stiff dough, and add water if necessary.Roll out on a floured surface to ¼ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.Bake for 30 minutes and let cool. Refrigerate or freeze in airtight bags or containers until needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can mix the wet ingredients by hand. Use a fork to make sure the blueberries get mushed up...

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