Homemade dog treats are a fun and easy way to give your pet a boost of nutrition. These zucchini crisps are healthy and safe. Unlike commercial dog treats, you know exactly which ingredients are in these snacks.
Zucchini is a low calorie, high fiber snack. It contains Vitamins A, C and K. This superfood is also high in magnesium and potassium.
One cup of raw zucchini only has about 20 calories, and it's low in fat and cholesterol. This vegetable is great for your dog's digestion and is rich in zinc, manganese, copper and phosphorus.
Making homemade meals and snack for your pet allows you to have complete control over every ingredient that goes into them. You'll know exactly how the food is prepared, and you can make them with top-quality ingredients.
I used an organic zucchini that we grew in our garden this summer. I used an organic egg white that came from our neighbors chickens, as well. The best part about cooking for your pets is that you can use the highest quality ingredients available to you.
Zucchini Crisps for Dogs Recipe
I use crushed kibble to add flavor to these treats. I also use an egg white to get the kibble to stick to the top of the zucchini crisps.
You could substitute melted coconut oil for the egg white. You could also use dehydrated dog treats or a commercial dog food topper sprinkled on the treats to make them more appealing to your pup.Print
Recipe: Zucchini Crisps for Dogs
While shopping for the ingredients to make these healthy dog treats, I recommend using organic, natural ingredients if possible. The best thing about making meals and treats for your dog is that you can leave out all of the unnecessary preservatives and artificial ingredients found in commercial products.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: about 40 treats 1x
- Category: Dehydrated Treats
- Method: Oven Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 egg white
- dog treats or kibble (ground into powder)
Preheat your oven to 200˚ F.
Slice the zucchini into rounds that are about ⅛” thick. Lay the slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush each slice with egg white. You can grate the kibble or treats over the sliced zucchini or use a food processor to grind them into powder.
Bake the treats in your 200˚ oven for about 4 hours. You may need to bake them a little longer if they aren't completely dried out after 4 hours.
- Serving Size: 1 crisp
- Calories: 1
- Sugar: .1 g
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: .2 g
- Fiber: .1 g
- Protein: .2 g
- Cholesterol: 0
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***The nutritional information above is for only the zucchini and the egg white. The nutritional content of your treats will differ depending on what type of kibble or treats you use. If you don't use a topper, the nutritional facts above will be accurate.
How to store: Store leftover zucchini crisps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.
These dog treats will not last as long as their store bought counterparts. If you'd like, you can also freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.