With it being the Superbowl weekend, I know many of you are busy preparing all of the typical snacks that seem to go along with football: lil weenies, chips and dip, sliders, and so many other fun foods.
In all of this preparation though, don't forget to include your pups! Below are a couple of simple and delicious recipes that will be sure to make your dog (or cat) just as excited as you to watch the game.
Almond butter cookies
Protein: 6g; Fat: 8g; Calories 190
2 cups (500mL) carrot, raw, grated
½ cup (125mL) parsley, fresh, chopped
¼ cup (60mL) olive oil, extra virgin
3 1/3 cups (875mL) whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons (45mL) almond butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine ingredients into a dough. Roll out on a floured surface ¼-inch thick. Cut into 1-inch squares for dogs, ¼-inch squares for cats and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving
Hint: use zucchini instead of carrots in the summer time
Protein: 6g; Fat: 9g; Calories: 200
1 ¼ cups (315mL) whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups (375mL) wheat bread flour
1 cup (250mL) oats, dry
½ cup (125mL) pumpkin seeds
4 tablespoons (60mL) coconut oil
¾ cup (175mL) bone broth or chicken stock (onion free, no salt added)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the flours, oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil and broth. Mix thoroughly.
For dogs: scoop 1 tablespoon at a time. Shape into a ball and place 1-inch apart on a baking sheet.
For cats: spread dough flat on baking sheet. Use a butter knife to cut through every ¼-1/2 inch, making a grid of small, crunchy bites for cat mouths. Bake for 40 minutes, turn off heat and allow to harden in the oven for 60 minutes.
Hint: store in the freezer for long-term storage of big batches.
Enjoy! Dr. Kelly and Dr. Kari