healthy foods to feed your dog's soul

Healthy foods to feed your dogs soul are not so different than what healthy food would feed your own soul…

They include fresh fruits and veggies right from your kitchen. Each one making great treats for your dogs, and treats you can share!

Some top dog snacks right from you fridge may include: carrots, green beans, blueberries, apples, frozen peas, sweet potatoes, bananas, and even broccoli!

Veggies (and Fruits) provide great nutrition for both you and your dog.  In addition to the food items right from your fridge, giving your dog a yummy wholesome biscuit blending some of these wholesome ingredients can help build strong teeth and bones. As you can see Gussie the pup loves Melissa’s Nut Butter Veggies Power biscuits!

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Nut Butter Veggie Power Biscuits

My recipe Nut Butter Veggie Power Biscuits, posted in this Food Blog will be an easy recipe to make in your kitchen along with all those delicious fresh fruits and veggies for that special dog treats!
NOTE: Before giving your dog new treats, it's always best to give a small taste to see how your dog's GI tract may respond.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Anytime!
Servings 36 Dog Biscuits
Calories 48 kcal


  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats Or substitute with Almond Flour (non-grain), or half/half of each.
  • 1/3 cup Nut Butter *Peanut or replace with Almond butter as some animal may have an allergy to peanuts, as may the owners!
  • 1 Egg Egg whites can be used
  • 2 tbsp Whole Wheat flour, as needed
  • 1 cup Carrots, shredded About 1-2 carrots depending on the size of the carrots
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree Canned, organic or fresh


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Blend together the pumpkin puree, egg, nut butter together
  • Gradually add the flour half of a cup at a time so can blend well
  • Add carrots
  • Knead the dough into a ball. Chill in the fridge for about an hour so it is easier to roll out and use cookie cutter of your choice.
  • Once rolled out, cookie cutter might need a little flour so they do not stick.
  • Place on the cookie sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes or until the treats begin to brown around the edges.
  • Wait to cool before offering to your dog.


Melissa's Modifications:
Nut Butters, Peanut and Almond are favorite of most dogs. The Nut Butter Veggie Power Biscuits are filled with just a few simple ingredients along with vegetables.
Dogs need ingredients in their food and treats that has health benefits.   Fruits, veggies and whole grains add nutrition including protein, fatty acids, vitamin A, B-12, folate, iron, selenium, riboflavin and antioxidants.
This recipe is easy to make and have available for your pup that can be used for training or just a loving treat.
Nutritional Value: Serving - 1/36 Biscuit - 48 Calories; 1.8g Fat, 5.2g; Cholesterol; 15.3g Sodium; 6.8g Total Carbs- 1.2g Fiber, .7g Sugar; 1.8g Protein.


Calories: 48kcal
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