It’s undeniable—veggies are great for dogs! Carrots, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and more are great ways for your dog to get beneficial nutrients! However, your dog may think veggies are very deniable and turn their nose up. Thankfully, Erica at For the Love of Pooch found a perfect way to make eating veggies a great experience for her dog, Mochi! Follow her recipe for Veggie & Cheese Delight dog treat below!
3 C White Whole-Wheat Flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
3 Tsp. Minced Fresh Parsley (good for doggie breath)
1/2 C. Shredded Carrots
1/4 C. Shredded Cheese (your choice–mozzarella, cheddar)
1 jar of Sweet Potato Baby Food
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1/2 C. Water
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
3. Mix together parsley, carrots, cheese, baby food and oil.
4. Combine the dry ingredients separately from the veggie mixture.
5. Slowly add 1/2 c. water, then the veggie mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
6. Dough should be moist but not wet. Knead for a minute.
7. Roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness. Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut out shapes and place on baking sheet.
8. Bake 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly.
Store in an airtight container once on counter after thoroughly cooled for up to 2 weeks. Waiting until cooled is an important step; condensation can build and the moisture will cause treats to mold.
For longer shelf life: store in fridge for up to 2 months. Store in freezer for up to 8 months.
Tip: Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.
Bone Appétit & Enjoy!
Recipe Note from Erica:
Critical reception: Mochi liked them. She loved em. She wanted some more of em.
Later we went to the dog park after she consumed a few of these treats and she laid some radioactive poops! Okay, they were just bright orange. It was helpful in finding the poop amongst the wood chips at the dog park. It’s always a game of where’s waldo when your dog does #2 at the park as the poop camouflages with the brown wood chips. Now with these veggie treats – problem solved!
Thanks to Erica & Mochi at For the Love of Pooch for sharing their amazing recipe and photos!