Wednesday Cafe: Carrot and Sweet Potato Kitty Treats

September 25, 2013

wednesday cafe vegan dog cat treatsIn my pursuit to create the perfect kitty-friendly treat for the  Peaceful Dumpling Chief Assistant Zeus, I stumbled upon a few ingredients that I had lying around my kitchen. After a bit of research on what cats can safely ingest (which in case you were wondering does not include things like yarn, bottle cap pieces and popcorn–all things my cats have eaten over the years…yum) I discovered that sweet potatoes and carrots are super healthy for cats! Sweet potatoes provide Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Iron and carrots provide nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, which is important in helping cats’ bodies create proteins). Here is my easy recipe for kitty treats that are vegan, healthy and yum (although cats typically should not follow a totally vegan diet, these treats are totally safe in moderation–just ask Zeus!)

Carrot and Sweet Potato Kitty Treats

(Enough for about 2 weeks worth of kitty treats if served one by one or two by two)

1/2 large carrot, peeled and diced

1/2 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 tsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. whole wheat flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 500F

Mix carrots and sweet potatoes in small bowl with vegetable oil

Add brown sugar, whole wheat flour and mix until veggies are lightly coated

Spread out in one single layer on a lightly greased foil wrapped baking pan and sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy

Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1 hour

Remove foil and shake treats into an airtight baggie or plastic container and store in refrigerator until your kitty does something extra cute and deserves one (or ten, we don’t judge here)

Meow-tastic! (<< obligatory)

wednesday cafe vegan animal treats

“mmm treats! Thanks Auntie Kate!”
-Zeus, a.k.a. The Original Peaceful Dumpling

Photo: Peaceful Dumpling

 

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Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.

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