I’m British, so my favorite holiday treat is mince pies with brandy butter …
But that’s not very good for my dogs, so here’s a festive “red and green” holiday recipe for the canines!
What you’ll need!
- 1 cup rolled oats (or you can use instant/5 minute oats)
- 1 cup ground raw beef (or other RED meat of your choice)
- 1/2 cup raw GREEN veggies such as kale, brussel sprouts or broccoli, finely diced
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 free range egg, beaten
- olive oil
- 1 large baking sheet
What To Do!
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Place the oatmeal, beef, cream cheese, veggies and beaten egg into a large bowl and combine thoroughly.
Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the oats to soak up some of the moisture. The ‘dough’ should be thick enough that you can shape it with your hands. If it’s too sloppy, just add some more oats.
Oil the baking sheet lightly with olive oil using a paper towel.
Using your hands (or a couple of teaspoons), form the mixture into marble sized balls and place on the sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then turn off the oven, but leave the treats inside for up to an hour, to dry out and crisp up.
The treats can be frozen or stored in the refridgerator for up to four days in an airtight container.
Naughty or Nice?
It’s the holidays, so serve as treats or snacks for all dogs, whether naughty or nice!
I admit they don’t look all that red and green when they’re finished, but they certainly do have red and green IN them! Do the dogs care? Mine certainly don’t!
Happy holiday snacking!