Turkey and Chia Dog Treats - Easy, Nutritious and Low Fat - Canine Compilation
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Turkey and Chia Dog Treats – Easy, Nutritious and Low Fat

This recipe has just 2 ingredients – turkey and chia seeds – and can be made either in the oven or dehydrator. It couldn’t be simpler! It’s an easy way to feed your dog nutritious treats without breaking the calorie bank too!

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Chia seeds are a superfood packed with nutrients. They are high in protein, healthy fats and fiber. They really are a powerhouse of goodness.

They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, so combining them with turkey helps to balance out the Omega-3 : Omega-6 proportions.

If you’d like to know more about the health benefits that chia seeds give your dog, get the details here.

turkey and chia seeds dog treat recipe

TURKEY AND CHIA SEED DOG TREAT RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 250gr / 8.8 oz ground turkey (turkey mince)
  • 25gr / .9 oz milled chia seeds

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • Baking tray / dehydrator tray
  • Rolling pin
  • Greaseproof / parchment paper
  • Food processor
  • Grinder – to mill the seeds if you bought whole chia seeds

FANTASTIC BLENDER / GRINDER

A blender you can also use as a grinder is such a useful tool to have for making treats.

As well as using it for your own needs, like making smoothies or grinding coffee beans, it’s perfect for grinding oats, nuts, seeds and even dried fruit for dog treat recipes.

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EXCELLENT FOOD PROCESSOR

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • If using an oven, preheat to 150°C / 300°F
  • Mill the seeds if you bought whole chia seeds. I use a coffee grinder to mill seeds
  • Put the chia seeds and the ground turkey in the food processor and blend til you have a smooth-ish paste
  • Put the mix between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper and roll it out until it’s thin – no more than 5mm – 1/4″ thick
  • Remove the top sheet. Pop the bottom sheet with the mix on it onto a baking tray or dehydrator tray
  • Oven bake:
    Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
    Remove from the oven and slice into strips.
    Pop them back onto the baking tray, no greaseproof paper required this time.
    Bake them for another 15 minutes until fully baked and not floppy.
    They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
  • Dehydrator:
    Dehydrate at for 65°C / 150°F until crisp.
    How long depends on the thickness of the mix, but it’s likely to be at least 5 hours.
  • Once the treats are cool, store them in an airtight container. The strips will break into smaller pieces easily so you can feed whatever size treats you want.
turkey and chia seeds dog treats
turkey and chia seeds dog treats
turkey and chia seeds dog treats

CONCLUSION

This turkey and chia seeds dog treat recipe is easy to make with just 2 ingredients. It’s a really nutritious, low calorie option for your pup!

turkey and chia seeds dog treat recipe

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