With the Super Bowl a mere few days away, you’ll want to be sure your buddy is primed for the game—and of course, the annual halftime Puppy Bowl. Bolt down your television sets (in order to avoid this) and get cracking in the kitchen on these six tasty game day snacks.
Go the easy route
Treats that are healthy for both you and your pooch include bananas, broccoli, and carrots from the veggie platter and unseasoned and deboned chicken.
Warm up the oven
Give Martha Stewart’s Paw Print Dog Treats a whirl. This recipe yields around two dozen cookies, so you can go ahead and invite all your dog’s buddies over to take part in the game day action.
This super simple recipe has wheat germ and chicken stock, sure to be super easy on your dog’s stomach, unlike the plays that take place on the big day.
Twist it up
Style a tasty and totally canine-friendly pretzel for you buddy with Babble’s recipe here. Warm and chewy, these DIY snacks will keep your companion busy during the hilarious commercials that inevitably grace the big screen every year.
With whole wheat flour, Parmesan cheese, and olive or flax oil, you can partake in this tasty treat along with your furry friend.
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The Huffington Post shares a savory football-shaped treat recipe that is a surefire way to get your furry posse revved up for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl action.
Jam packed with all kinds of good stuff ranging from mashed banana and egg to peanut butter, Fido will be channeling his inner Richard Sherman intercepting these delicious bite-size snacks.
Your loyal sidekick will be sure to love these cheddar apple pupcakes. Touting applesauce, a cup of grated cheese, honey, and rolled oats, this easy-to-make homemade puppy treat is jam packed with good stuff that will keep your buddy coming back for more—especially come half time.
Just partaking in a Puppy Bowl party, much less competing in the game itself can be exhausting. These puppy treat recipes will ensure energy levels stay high and tails are wagging throughout the entire adorable ordeal.
You dog might not have opposable thumbs, but that won’t stop him from gobbling these up.
Rachel Ray’s Dog Slider recipe is available here. Chock full of good stuff like ground lamb, plain yogurt, and brown rice, the magical properties of this treat can’t be too far off Marshawn Lynch’s beloved power pellets: Skittles.