Healthy Christmas dog treats the kids can make
Unlike us humans, dogs aren't in the habit of gorging over the holiday period. But that doesn't mean we can't include them in the fun!
Christmas turkey dog-cake with peanut butter icing
- 450g Turkey (or chicken) mince
- 1 cup rolled oats (110g)
- 50g roughly chopped parsley
- 1 free-range egg
- 2 tbsp water (40ml)
- ½ cup of vegetable offcuts (50g) example: carrot, zucchini, cucumber
- Preheat oven to 160°C (fan forced oven)
- Spray a 12 cm round cake tin with oil and line with baking paper, set aside.
- Place the Turkey mince, oats, parsley, egg and water in a food processor and blend until combined.
- Tip Turkey mixture into a bowl and stir in the vegetable offcuts with a wooden spoon until evenly mixed through.
- Then spoon mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 25 minutes or until just cooked through and firm to the touch.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin. Once cool, remove the cake from tin.
- For a firmer cake - cook for 35 mins – 40 mins.
- This cake freezes well.
- Cats love this cake too! Just leave off the icing.
- Did you know oats are really good for dogs, highly nutritious and mineral rich?
- Parsley is really good for your dogs breath and full of Vitamin A & C.
Makes enough to ice one cake.
- 250g cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (no added salt or sugar)
- 4 cut out veggies (1 cm thick) of your choice, which are suitable for dogs
- Place the cottage cheese and peanut butter in a medium bowl and whisk with eggbeaters until blended and is smooth.
- Spread the icing over cake with a butter knife or the back of a spoon.
- Decorate with festive vegetable cutouts. You can use any style cutout you like to make it festive, like stars or Christmas trees.
- Icing can be made ahead and kept for one week in the fridge.
- Cottage cheese is high in calcium and protein and low in lactose. Avoid if your dog has issued digesting dairy.