Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Recipes for Doggie Turkey Treats‏

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday!

And as you know, it is the season for turkey ... lots of turkey. So much turkey that most of us get tired of white meat, dark meat and everything in between.

So what do you do with all those leftovers?

Got a great idea for you. Don't throw it out. Whip up a tasty nutritious doggie snack with turkey and other great ingredients. It's simple to make, tasty, healthy ... and your dog will love it.

Lazy Turkey Loaf (for dogs)

Makes 6 servings
2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup cooked vegetables
1 teaspoon garlic powder*
1 egg
1/2 cup quick-cook barley
1 cup quick-cook oats
4 ounces canned no-fat gravy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl combine turkey, vegetables, garlic powder, egg, barley and oats. Mix thoroughly. Spoon into a greased loaf pan and pat down meat mixture until level. Spread gravy on top of loaf and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Cool and cut into six even slices.

Jerky Turkey Dog Treats


1 lb. raw ground turkey (or chicken)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme or parsley (optional)


1.Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
2.Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree the mixture.
3.Line a jellyroll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper (it makes clean-up easier) and pour the mixture into it.
4.Spread evenly.
5.Bake two hours with the oven door slightly ajar to allow the moisture to escape.
6.Remove from oven and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into small, individual-sized portions.

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