Yes, a certain very popular TV show is back on telly tonight, so, in honour of that, I’ve browsed the interweb and found some Summer recipes for our four-legged friends.
Stella loves the Billy & Margot ice cream of course but it’s good to make things at home too…these are all on my to-do list, and have been a while, but, time keeps getting away from me and I resort to shop bought.
Would love to know if any of you have made these though and what you think?
This is really simple (found at the Swapaw.com blog)– all you need is chicken stock and apple slices. Once the stock has cooled, add some diced apple and place in an ice-cube tray. Top up with the cooled stock and freeze.
I must do this as Stella loves apple (and chicken for that matter!)
An icy treat (found at TheBark.com) to be enjoyed from sunrise to sunset.
2 cups fruit juice (apple works best)
1 mashed and puréed banana
1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 cup puréed strawberries
Combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze until solid (at least four hours).
It should be easy enough to convert from cups but some measuring jugs have cups on now too…I read somewhere that not everyone agrees strawberries are OK for dogs but Stella loves them – blueberries would make a brilliant alternative though.
Creamy Yogurt Dog Pops
- 1 – 5 oz. can of tuna in water
- 2 cups of plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 tbsp. dried parsley
- Empty the contents of your can of tuna in a medium bowl. Do not drain the water.
- Using a fork, break apart the tuna until it is completely shredded into small pieces.
- Add the yogurt and dried parsley.
- Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Using a spoon, carefully fill each compartment of your ice cube tray.
- Freeze until solid, a couple hours, depending on the size of your cubes.
- Release only the amount of cubes from your tray that you will be serving immediately.
- Store the unused cubes in the tray, or in a labeled freezer bag.
Storing – These frozen dog treats (found at dogtreatkitchen.com) must be kept frozen. They will keep fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months.
I could probably make these with any fish and Stella would enjoy them as I’m adding more fishy things to her diet anyway. I even buy bags of sprats for her now as treats which she thinks is utterly brilliant as they still have their heads on!
Do you make home-made treats? And, more importantly, if I make this will the sun go and hide again?!