At big holiday meals, it’s a certainty that your pooch will be under the table eagerly awaiting fallen morsels (extra people = extra food!). While there are many delicious and healthy foods your canine companions can
have, it’s important to keep in mind the things that they can’t.
No-Nos for Doggos:
• Cooked bones of any kind
• Fatty skin or pan drippings
• Foods made with onions, scallions, leeks or garlic
• Foods loaded with gravy, butter, heavy cream, lard and salt
• Sweets (including sugar-free desserts as they might contain xylitol)
• Raw dough (yeast, cookie, etc.)
• Raw potatoes
• Grapes and raisins
• Sweet potatoes
• Green beans
• Fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
After the big holiday meal is over for the humans, style your pup with healthy treats baked with leftovers found on the “nice list.” Mix up turkey and sweet potato with dog-friendly oat flour and flaxseed meal, cut out fun shapes and bake up some doggone delicious delights. Just be sure to step lightly around that cute sous-chef studying your every move from the kitchen floor.
Leftover Turkey & Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 1-½ cups oat flour
- 1 cup cooked turkey or chicken (unseasoned, without bones or fatty skin)
- 1/2 cup sweet potato (mashed and unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup arrowroot
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 8 Tbsp. low-sodium broth
- 1 Tbsp. parsley (optional)
- 1 tsp. turmeric (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
- In food processor, blend together meat, sweet potato and broth.
- In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest 10 minutes.
- On flat surface, roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. (Note: If sticky, dust with oat flour.)
- Using cookie cutters of choice, cut shapes; arrange on cookie sheet.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until treats look dry.
- Transfer onto wire rack to cool completely.
- Refrigerate treats in airtight container for up to two weeks. Freeze for up to four months.
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