Had a really busy but productive weekend. In the midst of a cleaning frenzy – came across a copy of Natural Dog magazine and found this great recipe – Baked Yam Chips.
The recipe calls for either yams or sweet potatoes. Side note: I always wondered the difference between the two since people often use them interchangeably and thought this would be a good time to get down to the bottom of it. Answer: they are different; yams actually have more natural sugar. Who knew?!
Below is a copy of the recipe from the magazine.
Recipe from Natural Dog
I made a few adjustments to the recipe:
- Used 1 sweet potato.
- Skipped the cinnamon.
Verdict: These are delish!
This pic is a little blurry because Chunyo devoured his chip! Any good recipes that you have discovered recently?
As some of you might recall – we recently realized that Chunyo is allergic
to one of his favorite treats: peanut butter. In light of this, we are checking out some different options. We are happy to share our recent find: blueberry grain-free treats from Max & Ruffy’s
Max and Ruffy's
Because Chunyo can be a bit picky we wanted to give it a some time before we shared our thoughts with everyone. The verdict: a winner!
See pics for the real deal on the treats. Our thoughts and considerations are also listed below but Chunyo’s last pic might just seal the deal for you and your pooch 🙂
The box is filled with plenty of treats that will last quite a while.
They come in different flavors.
Max & Ruffy’s website tells you where you can find them online or near you.
Only one thing to consider – they might be a little hard for some dogs (e.g., very small or young dogs, older ones, etc.). They seem to be quite crunchy.
Details on the back of the box.
I'm waiting... You going to give it to me or what?!?
That was delish! Another one? Maybe?!?
Chunyo recently received a great gift – Chillin’ Bonz
. Chillin’ Bonz are bone shaped frozen treat trays. They are really cool and super easy to make treats with. The package also comes with easy recipes too. I used the Peanutbutterbone recipe but it also comes with a number of other recipes (e.g., Kiwiberry Yum, Barking Wild Fruit Treat). Great treats for the warm weather!
Here is the front of the box
The actual trays
The pink part is great because it makes it easier to take the frozen bones out.
Pic of the recipe we used
We used left over peanut from the organic peanut butter from treats we made for Chunyo. We used half of a small container of organic plain yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt.
This is what the mix looked like. I ended up adding just a little more yogurt than I expected. I do get curious about Chunyo’s taste buds sometimes, so I tried a bit. Human opinion: Good – not that my opinion is what matters 🙂
This is what it looks like in tray
Perfect Shaped Bone!
Walaa!! Dog’s verdict: Delicious! Bone gone in a flash….
Beef Chew Strips! We have bought different types over the past year or so. And yes, they were starting to cost us a pretty penny ($$). So at the recommendation of a friend, we ordered a box from Pet Guys. They last quite a bit and Chunyo is a fan!
Well, well.. What do we have here ?
Waiting for his pumpkin treats!
Chunyo loves his treats – Kongs stuffed with peanut butter, liver treats, and the occasional bully stick. But one of his FAVORITE treats is pumpkin. HE loves himself some pumpkin – in a bowl, on a spoon, or in a treat. However he can get it, he will take it! His vet was the first to recommend it. So from time to time he gets it as a treat. Rather than putting it in a little bowl, we recently decided to change it up a bit – frozen pumpkin treats.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 organic can of pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- Ice tray (Put one scoop in each opening; recommend mixing it up with a little bit of water so it is not too thick)
Frozen pumpkin treats
Tada! Wait a couple of hours and your pooch will be happy with his new pumpkin treat!