Eat Your Veggies Dog Treat Recipe

I know there are dogs out there that love to snack on veggies. Oscar is not one of them. Sure, he wags his tail and looks up expectantly at me while I’m cutting green beans, but when I give him one to eat, he just sniffs at it and leaves it on the floor, untouched. That’s why I’ve had to get sneaky with slipping vegetables into Oscar’s diet. And the Eat Your Veggies Dog Treat Recipe is just one of those ways. I add peas, carrots, spinach and green beans into a powerful little treat – and Oscar gobbles it up without an upturned nose.

Eat Your Veggies Dog Treat RecipeMakes 40-50 cookies

Ingredients:

3 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/4 bran

1 egg

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 cups green beans, chopped

1 cup frozen pea and carrot medley

½ cups of spinach (fresh or frozen)

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, puree green beans, carrots, peas and spinach. The finished mixture should look like baby food.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, bran, turmeric and parsley and mix well.
  4. Add egg and vegetable oil to the dry mixture and stir in.
  5. Add vegetable puree and combine well. Get in there with your hand and kneed it together! The dough should be firm but moist.
  6. Roll out dough on surface with flour or lined with parchment paper, to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on cookie sheets.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in oven for about 30 minutes to harden.
  8. Place in airtight containers and store in refrigerator or freezer.

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