What’s a wedding without a feast? With street parties, wedding brunches and picnics being planned we couldn’t leave our canine companions out of the equation. Our head nutritionist Sam has given us a few favourite recipes for your doggies to enjoy on the big day. Fun fact; Sam has actually worked with several of the Royal Household’s dogs and even designed their diets.
Dog-friendly savoury egg muffin bites
These make a delicious savoury treat for our doggies, packed with fibre from the sweet potato and high in protein they always go down a treat whenever we make a batch and we’ve even been known to sneak one or two ourselves – sharing is caring, right?!
150g grated sweet potato (usually around 1 medium sweet potato)
30g grated cheddar cheese
3 tbsp diced ham
4 large eggs
2 tsp chopped parsley
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C
Lightly grease a 12 cup small muffin tin.
Mix grated sweet potato, cheese and ham together.
In a separate bowl break eggs and beat with a fork, add in chopped parsley
Add the cheese, potato, and ham to the egg mix
Pour the mixture evenly into each muffin cup.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until eggs are set and not too wobbly.
Allow to cool for 10 mins before removing from tray to cool completely on a wire rack. Let your pooch tuck in straight away or keep in the fridge.
Refreshing ‘cocktail’ cubes
Ice cubes and frozen smoothie treats have become a firm favourite at Tails HQ. Whilst our doggies can’t join us in celebrating over a drink or two we have some refreshing quick and easy ice cube recipes for them to enjoy – cheers!
A healthy treat with your Tails.com kibble
Yes, that’s right, simply grab an ice cube tray, pop a few pieces of kibble in each cup, fill with water and freeze. Serve up for the perfect treat to keep your doggie occupied – this makes a great treat if you are trying to watch their daily calorie intake.
Carrot super smoothie
Providing a good source of beta-carotene and fibre, doggies also love the sweetness of the carrot here. Blend 1 carrot with 1/2cup water and ½ cup low salt chicken stock – freeze and use as a refreshing treat to cool down with on a hot day
The ultimate breath freshener
Blend 100g fresh parsley with 1 cup low salt chicken stock, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze for some seriously green goodness. Our doggies love these and parsley is fantastic for fresh breath.
As with all treats please ensure they are given under supervision
The main event – a dog-friendly wedding cake
Here is our favourite dog-friendly cake recipe, to make it extra wedding-worthy we added some dog-friendly icing (pure natural yogurt – without added sugar or sweeteners) and dog-friendly flowers.
65g peanut butter (xylitol and palm oil free)
3tbsp cup vegetable oil
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2tbsp honey (optional)
1cup carrot, grated
125g whole wheat flour (or suitable grain-free alternative if required)
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (or 350 degrees F)
Grease and line a 7inch cake tin or a 9 cup cupcake tray
Mix the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey until fully combined
Add in the grated carrot.
Sift the flour and fold into the wet mixture
Spoon cake batter into the prepared tin
Bake for 40 minutes (20-30 if using cupcake tin).
Let cake cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before optional icing and decorations, we love using our Good Dog Treats for extra decoration too.
Let us know if you give these as go and happy feasting to all our furry friends.