Mylee and I thank you for all the well wishes and good thoughts. I’m very happy to say she is feeling *much* better.
Yesterday we spent a cold Saturday afternoon making one of our favourite treats, sweet potato chews. I love them for my dogs because they are very digestible, low in calorie, high in fibre, and help to keep their teeth clean. They love them for one reason… they taste good!
Previously I was purchasing these treats from a local manufacturer. At $10.00 a bag for only a few pieces they were an occasional treat around here rather than a staple. As much as we both loved them…. the girl who grew up on a potato farm couldn’t stomach paying that price for approximately one large potato worth of product. Lucky for my dogs, farm girls are very resourceful. 🙂
Homemade sweet potato chews – to make your own follow these simple steps: (I apologize in advance for the Iphone photos, I don’t like to mix my camera with baths or cooking!)
Preheat your oven to 230 F. Wash two large sweet potatoes. Leave the skin on.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Parchment paper works best. If using foil use cooking spray or olive oil to ensure they don’t stick. We used aluminum foil. Can you spot my kitchen help?
Slice the sweet potato into approximately 1/4 inch slices. All lengths and shapes work well so don’t worry if they aren’t perfect.
Bake for approximately 2-2.5 hours. Longer if they seem a bit mushy. Flip them over once at about 1 hour. The goal is to completely dehydrate/dry them out! They will turn brown in places.. that is a good thing.
Let them cool completely before giving into the cute little faces who are waiting patiently. Store them in a sealed container.
Enjoy, and let us know what you think if you decide to try them out! I’d also love some more healthy and easy dog treat recipes to try. What is your favourite?