How to make homemade low-calorie dog treats

Written by bibiana da silva | 13/05/2017
How to make homemade low-calorie dog treats
You and your dog can both enjoy low-calorie dog treats. (Dog with Treat image by T^i^ from Fotolia.com)

Perhaps there's not a dog on earth who doesn't enjoy a bite-sized snack every now and then. Like a human, however, a dog who's overfed will become overweight. Rather than depriving your dog of tasty treats, give him homemade low-calorie treats instead of the high-calorie ones sold in stores. If you love to share everything with your dog, you'll be happy to know that these are treats you can also eat.

Things you need

  • Oven

  • Bowl

  • 1 1/2 cups of beef, chicken or vegetable broth

  • 3 tbsp corn oil

  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

  • 2 tbsp chopped red bell peppers

  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots

  • Wooden spoon

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • Rolling pin

  • Cookie cutter

  • Non-stick cookie sheet

  • Wire rack

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C.

Pour the water and oil into the bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Sprinkle a flat surface with a light layer of flour. Fold the dough onto this surface and knead it for 3 minutes to ensure that the treats will be the right consistency.

Use the rolling pin to flatten the dough into a sheet 1/4-inch thick. Cut out shapes using the cookie cutter and place the treats on the cookie sheet.

Bake the treats for 30 minutes. Cool them on a wire rack before giving them to your dog.

Things you need

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • 1 1/2 cups of beef, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp corn oil
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter
  • Non-stick cookie sheet
  • Wire rack

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