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Sweet Potato Dog Chews

 

Everyone says that having a baby is expensive… and it’s true! Personally, I’ve found that my baby has taken a toll on our family’s monthly budget.

Oh, wait, before I go any further, I don’t actually have a human baby... I have a fur baby!

Even though my child has four legs and a fluffy tail, she is still my baby, and taking care of her can get expensive! If I’m being honest, I may spoil her a little too much. I guess she doesn’t really need a new toy every single time I got to Marshalls (shh, never tell my husband I said that), but I just love to make her happy! And even if we cut back on how much we spend on toys, there is another budget we can’t eliminate: dog food and treats.

Buying cheap food for your dog can be dangerous. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the back label on one of those bargain $1 box of treats… can you even pronounce any of those ingredients? I didn’t think so!

Luckily there are healthy, most cost-effective treats to give your dog… you just have to make them yourself! Ok, it may take a little bit of effort on your part, but it can really help you save money and give your pup some fresh, healthy nourishment! Plus you’ll know exactly what’s in the treats… it’s a win-win!

One recipe that I absolutely love to make for my dog Meeka is sweet potato chews, and she loves them too! Want to know the best part about this recipe? You only need 1 ingredient! Not only that, but all you have to do is slice the potatoes and put them in the oven for 2 hour… it hardly takes any effort at all! Oh, and did I mention that making these chews leaves your house smelling amazing? Yea, they’re pretty great.

Let’s get cooking!

AuthorQuinn BarefootCategoryDifficultyBeginner

A yummy chew for your good dogs!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients
 2 Sweet Potatoes

1

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.

2

While your oven is preheating, start scrubbing your sweet potatoes. Make sure the skin is clean because you will not be peeling them. Next, cut the potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch thick pieces (you can also cut them into circles. If you chose to do this the pieces will be a lot smaller which can be good if you have a tiny dog). I used a sharp knife to cut mine but you can also use a Mandoline, just watch your fingers!

3

Arrange the slices on a few parchment lined baking sheets, I normally use two sheets and separate the pieces by size. Transfer the pans to the oven and set your timer for 1 hour. When the times goes off, flip each piece and rotate the pans around so that every piece will cook as evenly as possible. Set a timer for 1 more hour and keep an eye on your chews. You want them to come out chewy, not crunchy and not mushy. So if they still seem underdone after the second hour, set your timer for 15 minute intervals until they are just right!

4

Remove your chews from the oven and let them cool on the pans. Finally it’s time for your dog’s favorite part… taste testing!

5

Store these chews in an airtight container and let your pooch enjoy a few when they've been extra good!

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Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 Sweet Potatoes

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.

2

While your oven is preheating, start scrubbing your sweet potatoes. Make sure the skin is clean because you will not be peeling them. Next, cut the potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch thick pieces (you can also cut them into circles. If you chose to do this the pieces will be a lot smaller which can be good if you have a tiny dog). I used a sharp knife to cut mine but you can also use a Mandoline, just watch your fingers!

3

Arrange the slices on a few parchment lined baking sheets, I normally use two sheets and separate the pieces by size. Transfer the pans to the oven and set your timer for 1 hour. When the times goes off, flip each piece and rotate the pans around so that every piece will cook as evenly as possible. Set a timer for 1 more hour and keep an eye on your chews. You want them to come out chewy, not crunchy and not mushy. So if they still seem underdone after the second hour, set your timer for 15 minute intervals until they are just right!

4

Remove your chews from the oven and let them cool on the pans. Finally it’s time for your dog’s favorite part… taste testing!

5

Store these chews in an airtight container and let your pooch enjoy a few when they've been extra good!

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

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