To quote the amazing Elf, “Ok people! Tomorrow morning! 10 a.m.! Santa Claus is coming to town!” It’s Christmas Eve, and we want to keep spreading that holiday cheer with you and your pup, so we’ve gathered some of our favourite ‘pawliday’ recipes for your furry friend!
½ cup spinach
¼ of a cucumber
¼ cup carrots
1 tbsp ginger root
Some parsley leaves
½ cup coconut milk
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!
½ cup whole milk yogurt or kefir
½ cup almond milk
1 large egg, separated into white and yolk
1 tbsp raw honey
½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- Combine the yogurt, almond milk, egg yolk, honey and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
- Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside.
- Pour the eggnog mixture into a drinking bowl and top with the whipped egg whites. Watch your dog enjoy, and perhaps pour yourself a glass of human eggnog so you can join in the fun!
*this is quite a calorie dense serving, so should be portioned out into smaller portions for smaller breed dogs or those who gain weight easily.
Frozen “Candy Canes”
This recipe is great to use in enrichment-based toys like the Qwizl, and works best if you use an ice cube tray shaped for water bottles. The thin rectangular shapes work great in these sorts of toys!
This easy 2-ingredient recipe is so easy to make! Place raspberries evenly apart in your ice cube trays, leaving a gap in-between. Blot any raspberry juice in the gaps, and place in the freezer. Once the “stripes” are frozen in place, spoon yogurt into the gaps and place back in the freezer. Let your dog enjoy these “candy canes” on their own or in a Qwizl toy.
Beet powder cookies
1 ⅓ cups brown rice flour (plus a little extra)
⅓ cup plain natural peanut butter
3 tbsp organic honey
¼ cup beet powder
- Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the beet powder. Stir together until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add the beet powder and knead together. If the dough is sticky, add in extra brown rice flour a little at a time until it is no longer sticky.
- Roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes. Place the shapes on the prepared baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 10-15 mins. If you would prefer smaller cookies, stay towards the shorter end of the cooking time. Let cool and then serve to your pup!
Don’t forget to tag us online if you try any of these tasty treats and let us know which one was your dog’s fave!
Stay healthy, stay happy, stay curious #healthygang!
Lots of love,
-The healthybud team