Every thanksgiving we find ourselves struggling to find space in the fridge for all of our leftovers. After about 3 days of eating the same meal on repeat… turkey and potatoes really seems to lose their allure.
One way to deplete your leftovers without wastefully tossing them in the green bin is to share them with your dog! There are so many healthy roots, meats, and vegetables that would be great additions to your dogs diet!
Let's talk turkey!
Turkey breast is a great protein to add to your dog’s diet. Be sure not to include any skin as this is where most of the seasoning is. Cooked turkey bones are a BIG no-no so to cut around them to not include them in your pups dinner.
As long as your thanksgiving veggies aren’t covered in anything too fatty (butter or gravy) they are safe to add to your dogs diet! Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, green beans and sweat potatoes all bring different nutritional aspects that are likely missing from your dogs diet.
If you really feel like spoiling your pup this week you can sneak them a small amount of stuffing. We know stuffing does contain some fat but it is typically a healthy amount. Just make sure your stuffing does not contain onion, garlic, raisons, or currants.
Did you buy too many cranberries or go overboard with your turkey? Try out this killer cranberry turkey treat…. Keep in mind this should all be in moderation!
3 ½ cups oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups of shredded cooked turkey
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, or as needed
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, and baking powder together, then stir in the turkey and cranberries.
In a separate bowl mix your egg, olive oil, and chicken broth together.
Combine both bowls and mix into a soft dough.
Flour your surface and roll out the dough, cut with your favourite cookie cutters!
Bake for about 25 minutes, turn the oven off and leave your treats to dry out for an additional 30 minutes.
Store them in the fridge!