Grain-Free Chicken Dog Treats

Grain-Free Chicken Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in recipes |

A grain-free treat that’s packed with force! Did you know that buckwheat isn’t wheat…it’s a seed! And when used as flour in a treat, it’s highly nutritious and gluten-free. Buckwheat flour boasts a rich, nutty flavor, and it helps with your dog’s digestion, liver function, and circulation. Combined with The Honest Kitchen’s grain-free Grain Free Chicken formula, coconut oil, and turmeric, you’ve got a homemade dog treat that does a body good! Grain-Free Force Dog Treat   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups buckwheat flour1/3 cup Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken recipe dehydrated food2 eggs1 tablespoon coconut oil1 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 cup chicken broth1/2 cup raspberries Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, lightly whip eggs using a fork or whisk. Set aside.In a blender, add raspberries and coconut oil. Blend for 30-50 seconds. In a large bowl, stir together buckwheat flour, Grain Free Chicken dehydrated food, and ground turmeric. Blend well.Add in the blended raspberries and coconut oil, and stir into the dry ingredients.Add egg to the mixture and stir.Slowly add the chicken broth into the bowl until a dough is formed. Don't worry if it's a bit crumbly. It will stick together when molded into smaller balls.Line countertop with parchment paper. Roll out fist-sized dough balls to ¼ to ½ inch thickness and cut out cookies using cookie cutters.Place cookies on cookie sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let harden overnight on cooling racks.Keep treats in airtight containers in fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes I find that grain—and gluten-free treats take less time to bake, so I lower the temperature and check on the baking treats every few minutes to ensure they don’t...

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Honest Kitchen Thrive Peanut Butter Treats

Honest Kitchen Thrive Peanut Butter Treats

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in recipes |

Easy, nutritious dog treats with ingredients you already have in your kitchen! It’s a great feeling to know that all the ingredients that go into our dog’s diet are good for him. That goes not just for food, but for treats as well. With so many people turning to home cooking for their pooches, it’s important to bake up some nutritious treats from time to time. And it doesn’t have to be difficult—with the Honest Kitchen Thrive Peanut Butter Treats, you’ve already got all of the ingredients on hand. Plus, there’ll be plenty of treats for the weeks to come; just freeze them and take them out when you need them. Honest Kitchen Thrive Peanut Butter Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour1/3 cup thrive dehydrated food1 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder1/3 cup natural peanut butter1 cup hot water1 egg Instructions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix spelt flour, thrive (dry food), and baking powder until combined.Add in egg and peanut butter, and mix into the dry ingredients.Add water slowly to the mixture until dough forms. Roll dough out on a floured countertop to 1/4 –inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Pierce with fork to avoid air pockets in cookies.Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool on cooling racks for 2-3 hours. Place in air tight container or Ziploc bag in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes Before using peanut butter, always check the ingredient list to ensure xylitol isn’t included. Xylitol can be lethal when ingested by dogs. Buy a natural or organic peanut butter that contains only peanuts – the oil separates to the top of the jar, so you’ll have to stir it every time you use...

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Banana, Apple & Turkey (BAT) Dog Treat

Banana, Apple & Turkey (BAT) Dog Treat

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in recipes |

We’ve taken a diner staple and given it a dog-friendly makeover! A lunchtime favorite for many is a BLT—bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It’s not something you’d give to your dog as a treat…besides, it’s all mine! That’s why we created the dog-friendly version of the sandwich, but in a dog treat. Presenting the BAT—banana, apple and turkey dog treat! Dogs love apples and bananas, and powered with the Honest Kitchen’s Embark turkey formula, your pooch will order this snack from the menu whenever he’s visiting the kitchen! Banana, Apple & Turkey (BAT) Dog Treat   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups buckwheat flour1/3 cup Honest Kitchen Embark dehydrated food1 banana mashed1 apple grated1 tablespoon flax seed meal1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. You’ll need 2 non-stick cookie sheets ready to go. In a small bowl, combine apple, banana, and olive oil. Combine well and set aside.In a large bowl, combine Brewer’s yeast, flax seed meal, baking powder, Honest Kitchen Embark dehydrated food, and buckwheat flour. Mix all of the dry ingredients together.Add the wet mixture into the dry and combine into a firm dough.Sprinkle countertop with flour and roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on nonstick cookie sheets.Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or golden brown.Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 2-3 hours.Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes Leave the skin on the apple when grating it. Just watch out for the seeds: make sure they don't get into the dough, as they can be toxic to...

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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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