Frozen veggie cube treats are a fantastic and creative way to include vegetables into your dog’s diet. Or if you have a Labrador like mine that will eat ANYTHING, you can use it as a healthy treat.
You will need:
A Food Processor
I originally used the $30.00 Kmart one, which only last one and a half batches! My new food processor is the Sunbeam MultiProcessor Duo Combo, which has been awesome!
Ice Cube Trays or Silicon Shaped Molds
Personally, I find these treats A LOT cuter in little tiny shapes. You can pick up some really nice paw print molds online. Just make sure you try and find silicon and plastics that were possible are BPA free.
Kale is said to be a “cancer cutter” and is an abundant source of fiber, calcium, Vitamin A, E and C, it also helps prevent heart disease and contains numerous antioxidants.
Broccoli has said to have anti-cancer properties, aid in fighting infections, treat skin and heart problems and assist the body to excrete toxins.
Similar to broccoli, cauliflower is packed with vitamins including antioxidants and is said to reduce inflammation, especially where arthritis is concerned.
Spinach, although quite high in iron is said to be yet another vegetable that has anti-cancer properties. It also is utilized to fend off inflammatory and cardiovascular issues.
Red Capsicums, (the most nutritious of the bunch) are absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals such as fiber, vitamin A, E and K, magnesium, vitamin c, and phosphorus.
You can add any other vegetable or fruit you like, just make sure you research it first and ensure it is suitable and safe for your dog.
Personally, I try to stick to organic vegetables where possible. However, if this isn’t an option for you, make sure you wash the vegetables thoroughly before processing.
- Prepare vegetables – (Wash all vegetables, remove seeds and stem of capsicum)
- One by one place each vegetable in the food processer, ensuring that each vegetable is entirely chopped up before adding the next. Try to keep an even distribution of each vegetable.
- Fill silcon molds or ice cube trays with processed vegetable mix.
- Store in the freezer.
- For easy storage remove the frozen veggie cubes and store in a freezer bag. Be sure to clearly label the bag with the date. Can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.
- Add to your dog’s dinner (depending on the size of your dog and the mold, I typically add 3-4 in my dog’s dinner bowl per day or serve individually as a treat).
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