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Baking homemade snacks for your dog or cat is a fun way to show you care. Follow these simple recipes for dog biscuits and cat treats so you'll know exactly what your pet is eating.

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Salad Treats With Yogurt Glaze

Source: DogTreatKitchen.com

Johnson recommends these for the weight-conscious pooch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (lightly packed)
  • 3/4 cup California mix vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt, low fat or fat-free
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Yogurt Glaze:

  • 1/2 tsp. plain yogurt, low fat or fat-free
  • 2 tsp. water

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Finely dice the spinach and California mix vegetables.
3. Put the diced-spinach-and-vegetable mix into a large bowl.
4. If using the garlic, use a garlic press and mix into the vegetables.
5. Stir the yogurt and applesauce into the veggie mixture.
6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
7. Add the flour into the vegetable mixture about 1/3 at a time. Stir after each addition.
8. Knead the dough in the bowl until a firm ball is achieved.
9. Fold out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/2-inch thick.
10. Cut treats into shapes with a cookie cutter.
11. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
12. Place the cut-out treats on the baking sheet.
13. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and water.
14. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the cut-outs with the yogurt and water.
15. Bake for 20 minutes.
16. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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