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Tasty Tuesday: Schooner & Skipper’s Spinach Snacks
Our friends Schooner and Skipper are watching their waistlines.
Technically, I am watching my waistline too – or so the Mama says. She and I have very very different ideas of what that mean exactly. I prefer to think of it in the literal sense. I like to watch my waist. I find it oddly satisfying to watch it grow as I eat everything in sight. Sometimes I worry that I might burst in snacky happiness
. the Mama, on the other hand, seems to be under the deluded opinion that “watching your waistline” means dieting. How rude eh?
Good thing I don’t mind a veggie snack.
There are lots of veggies like green beans, sweet peppers or squash that are great low calorie treats for your dog, but what is your dog doesn’t exactly go “cuckoo for cocoa puffs” over fresh veggies?
Schooner is not a fan.
You can trick him into eating veggies by making Lean, Mean & Green treats. You can try to make him some yummy doggy dip, but he’ll just lick it off. How do you sneak veggies in as treats without your picky dog protesting?
You make Schooner & Skipper’s Spinach Snacks.
Seriously, these treats are so woofing easy to make, plus they are legit good for you. Didn’t your Mama always tell you to eat your spinach?
- 1 c. extra lean ground chicken
- 2 cups cooked spinach, drained (we used frozen)
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. mixed italian seasonings like oregano, sage or thyme
Preheat oven to 350F.
Use your hands to squeeze any excess moisture out of the spinach. In a large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, egg white and seasonings. Mix well.
Spoon out bite sized pieces onto a parchment -line cookies sheet. Our mini melon ball scoop was exactly the perfect size to scoop with. Place in the over and bake for 45 minutes. Turn oven down to 200F and allow treats to dry for 2 – 3 hours. Alternatively, you could make these in the dehydrator.
These are tasty as woof!
At less than 20 calories each, these are super good for you too! If I keep this up, I’ll be eloping with Olive Oyl and giving old Popeyes something to get really scared of.
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