The 3 best-ever holiday recipes for dogs
Yes, we are all loving the Holiday season and we all want to partake in the celebrations. My dogs are no exception. They have expressed their interest in celebrating each Holiday with us. As the responsible dog mom that I am, I have taken their concerns very seriously and have found the best 3 Holiday recipes we are making this season.
I love all these recipes. Their easiness allows me to take breaks between the dog photography sessions and have them ready in no time. Pups need to be pampered! I also love the fact I get to pick the healthiest and cleanest ingredients for my furry children and even choose organic ingredients. I can give these to my dogs as snacks, gifts, stocking stuffers and even Christmas Eve's dinner. In addition to being practical, they make great gifts for the other pups in your life.
01 - DOGGY EGG NOG
My absolute favorite recipe is the Doggy Egg Nog, WOOFLICOUS!
Prep time 5 minutes | Total time 5 minutes
1 (7 oz.) container plain Greek yogurt
½ of a (4 oz.) jar baby food
¼ cup water
Gingerbread Buddy Biscuits (topping)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy.
Top with a small dog treat.
02 - FROZEN PUPCAKES
A close second is the Frozen Pupcakes. They will woof it down in no time and have a tummy full before their Holiday dog photoshoot.
Prep time 5 minutes | Total time 60 minutes
⅓ cup peanut butter
½ cup plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
splash (unsweetened) almond milk (or water!)
Mini & regular muffin tins
Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.
Add a splash of water or almond milk until everything blends well, adding more as necessary.
Pour mixture into muffin tins and freeze until solid.
Remove from the freezer when ready to serve and allow to sit for a few minutes to slightly thaw, then pop out with a knife, stack and serve!
03 - HOLIDAY TREATS
And who doesn't love Holiday treats?! The best part is getting to use all the fun-shaped cookie cutters. Just because we are in South Florida doesn't mean we can't enjoy some cute snowflake-shaped treats.
Prep time 35 minutes | Total time 65 minutes
2 cups fresh sweet potato puree
½ cup oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp of all natural peanut butter
½ tsp cinnamon
½ salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and cube two medium sweet potatoes and bring to a boil in a pot of water. Reduce to low and simmer approximately 15-20 minutes or until soft. Drain cooked potatoes and puree using blender or food processor.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg, sweet potato, and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to ¼ - ⅜ thick. Cut out using Christmas cookie cutter. The dough will be a little sticky, dust your hands and the rolling pin with a little flour to help!
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.
The salt can be added to help extend the shelf life of these treats but is not necessary.
Do not use a pumpkin spice blend or anything that may contain nutmeg as it is toxic to dogs, even small amounts.
Your cookie cutter size will determine your quantity.
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