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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Veggie & Cheese Delight

This recipe is adapted from  All Natural Dog Treat.
I use to have Maltese named Snowball...I would sneak carrots into his food to try to get him to eat some veggies (upon reading that carrots are good for dogs). I don't blame him, the only time I like carrots is when its pickled in a Banh Mi or drenched and I mean drenched in ranch. Smart little feller would eat his food and spit out the carrots. Too bad I didn't see this recipe before, I want to see Snowball try to spit these babies out! The treats have a super healthy appeal to them because you can see the shredded carrots in the treats plus the sweet potato baby food gives it a slight orange tint.

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!

  • 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 Tbls. 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.

Veggie & Cheese Bones
Because I have ADD and get bored with the same cookie cutters... I made veggie bones as well

Veggie Cookie Cutter
Bone Cookie Cutter


  1. Basil loves carrots! Especially cooked baby carrots

    I've started giving them to him as treats bc he would eat a whole bag... to the point where his poop turns orange

  2. Mochi loves carrots too!!! I gave her a few shredded carrots and she will eat them raw. It's so funny to see their orange poop... I was pretty amused for a while! I usually have to put a marker of some sort to mark her poop before grabbing a poop bag or I'll won't be able to find it. Thanks to carrots, now it stands out. lol!



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