Pet Nutrition

Veggie Puppy Treats

Dog treat recipe – Veggie puppy treats – From Better Food for Dogs

NB: This recipe is for doggie treats. It should not constitute the primary diet of your dog, and is not suitable for cats.

Veggie Puppy Treats

Makes about 1 lb (500 g) of treats

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
  • Nonstick baking sheets – Food processor
  • Rolling pin – Pizza cutter

4 cups whole wheat flour 1 L
1 tsp each dried basil, cilantro and 5 mL
oregano leaves
3/4 cup water 175 mL
2/3 cup chopped carrot 150 mL
1/4 cup cut (1/2 inch/1 cm) green beans, 50 mL
thawed if frozen
2 tbsp tomato paste 25 mL
2 tbsp canola oil 25 mL
1 clove garlic

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, basil, cilantro and oregano. In a food processor, combine water, carrot, green beans, tomato paste, oil and garlic. Puree until smooth. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In the bowl and using hands, knead until dough holds together. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness.
  3. With a fork, poke holes all over the surface of the dough. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) squares. Place about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven, in batches if necessary, for 20 minutes or until firm. Place pans on racks and let cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 300 F (150 C). Bake for 25 minutes longer or until hard. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 30 days.

Excerpted with permission from Better Food for Dogs A complete cookbook and nutrition guide. David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Grant Nixon D.V.M. Published by Robert Rose Inc.

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