To celebrate such an occasion, I'd like to share with you special little snacks my bosses have made me:
- Sweet Potato slices- dehydrated: Bosses have this cool thing called a "dehydrator", which cooks food at a low temperature for a long period of time, sucking all the moisture out of the food which is being cooked. Bosses like to eat sweet potato fries on the grill, and they always buy an extra potato (or three) to make into potato-chip-sized slices for me. When they're done cooking, they are a jerky consistency, and are perfect for a little "snackeroo". Plus, the only ingredient? Sweet potato. Since the moisture is all gone, they last for quite some time, too!
- Apple Slices- raw: Raw apple slices are a nice treat at our place. Usually, Bosses go apple picking in the fall, and bring home gratuitous amounts of apples. They make tons of cooked/baked goods for themselves, and they give the extra pieces to me when I'm being good.
- Apple Slices- dehydrated: The dehydrator works wonders on the apple slices. After I'm done with a few slices of fresh apples, Bosses put the rest in the dehydrator to preserve them better. Then I can have chewy apple slices/bits longer into the season! Also? Only ingredient, again, is apples. Can't go wrong with that.
- Banana slices- raw: I love the ends of the bananas! Bosses don't like the very last bit on the banana, so if I follow a training command or trick, they give me the tiny little nub off the end of the banana. They think it's pretty funny when I eat that one- the texture of a banana is so chewy, I sit there and make the most hilarious face while chewing it. Maybe a video of this will surface here later...who knows.
- Pumpkin/Peanut butter biscuits: Small Boss is really into cooking/baking, so she bought a bone-shaped cookie cutter, and experimented by making some pumpkin/peanut butter biscuits for me. She loves pumpkin-flavored things in the fall, so she figured she'd share the love. She used rice flour (since I'm on a gluten-free diet), peanut butter, gluten-free oats, and pureed pumpkin. She baked them at about 450 for 30 minutes, or until they were golden brown. After they cooled off, they got nice and crispy. Perfect snack! My buddies liked them, too!
Please note that I, nor my Bosses, are veterinarians. This is not dietary advice, and all of these snacks are fed in moderation, and not as a meal. Bosses only give me a few of these per day.
What are your favorite healthy doggy snacks? I'd love to know! I love to eat- but I love to keep my "fit" figure!
|Loving this fall weather! Laying in the yard is my favorite (while the biscuits are cookin')!|