›› I have two French Bulldogs,
Hugo and Lestat. They are my best friends and constant companions. My pups give so much love to me, I like to return the favor by making them homemade treats. These treats are fabulous because they contain only wholesome ingredients—no chemicals. Hugo and Lestat can be picky eaters, (they have a few allergies as well), so with these recipes, I’m always aware of exactly what they’re eating. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve tried all of these. With a little extra seasoning, you can snack on them, too!
Kale Cookies Kale is as healthy for our four-legged friends as it is for us. Mix it up with spinach, broccoli or parsley—a great antidote for doggie breath. Makes 50 1 cup chopped kale ½ cup chicken stock 1 egg 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour
My dogs’ favorites. Makes 50 ½ cup unsweetened peanut butter ½ cup water 1 egg 1 cup wheat germ 1 cup whole wheat flour 1. Add peanut butter and water into a bowl and mix well. 2. Add egg, mix well. 3. Add wheat germ and flour. Mix until a dough forms. 4. Roll dough thinly and using a knife or cookie cutter, cut out bite-size shapes. 5. Onto dehydrator sheets place the dough cut-outs. 6. Stack sheets on top of dehydrator machine and dry 10 to 12 hours, until brittle. 7. Store in an airtight container.
Sweet Potato Treats A great snack for your dog—I kind of like them too.
1. Add kale and chicken stock into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. 2. Add egg, mix well. 3. Add flour. Mix ingredients to consistency of a dough. 4. Roll dough thinly and using a knife or cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place dough cut-outs onto dehydrator sheets. 5. Stack sheets on top of dehydrator machine. Dry 10 to 12 hours until brittle. 6. Store in an airtight container.
Peanut and Wheat Germ Treats
1 to 2 sweet potatoes 1. Slice sweet potatoes into medium-thick slices. 2. Arrange potato slices on a dehydrator sheet. 3. Place sheet on top of dehydrator machine and dry 5 to 6 hours. 4. Store in an airtight container.
Banana and Oat Break-off Sticks These are great, as you simply break off custom-size pieces to give your dog. My dainty bulldogs take theirs pretty small. Makes about 10 sticks 1 ripe banana 1 egg 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat flour water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas and eggs in a bowl. 2. Add oats and flour. Mix well. If the dough is too dry, add a splash of water. 3. Dust a clean surface with flour. Roll dough thinly. 4. Cut dough into long strips. 5. Place strips onto a silicone baking tray. 6. Bake about 15 minutes, until crisp.Set on a wire rack to cool. 7. Store in an airtight container.
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