Week 18 – Sweet Potato

Week 18 – Sweet Potato

The dog days of summer…or opposite would be of Alaskan winters. Yes, this week it’s all about man’s best friend. More specifically your doggies. Changing things up with a fun treat for my fury friends. Coinciding so nicely with Lexi’s birthday.. She was my guinea pig and got to try them first, but isn’t it comforting knowing her brother and sister will be able to share the same treat?

Yawning and hiccuping are two new tricks babies at 18 weeks have mastered. Similar to the length of a sweet potato the #fakebabies are 5.5 inches long and are weighing between 5-6.5 ounces.

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and beta carotene. They’re a popular and slightly healthier substitute to the regular potato with many cooking applications. Even with all the fancy recipes out there, my favorite way is just simply slicing them to roast with coconut oil. But, oh what fun it was to make these dog treats using canned, pureed sweet potatoes. I think when you know how much someone or some-dog will enjoy it, it adds so much more joy to the cooking process.

One for you. One for me. Do you know how much I like to buy things in twos? This “pregnancy” is helping me indulge that habit 😂🤰… As long as I don’t eat for two.

Following this recipe for the birthday girl.

www.allrecipes.com – Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned sweet potatoes
  • 2.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup applesauce(unsweetened)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix all ingredients together, to get a nice dough
A nice dough!
  • Roll out on floured surface, until about 1/2 inch thick
  • I used a bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out, then placed on stone
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, then move to wire rack

And of course I tried a bite, you know how much I like dog and/or cat food😉

Remember that time in Iceland when I may have eaten cat food…. And really liked it!!

Dog tasted and approved! Happy Birthday Lexi! And happy 18 weeks to the #fakebabies!