Happy Memorial Day weekend, besties! As we kick off the official start to the season of summer fun, we know a lot of you have some killer cookouts and picnics planned, so don’t forget snacks for your bestie, too! Check out these vegan, natural and doggone delicious snacks you can easily pack up for your pup. Is there anything cuter than a puppies butt wiggling in the air, as they check out all the tasty treats inside your picnic basket!
Make some room in your cooler for these frosty treats! Don’t forget to make some for yourself too!
- Coconut milk
- Pure maple syrup
- Shredded carrots
- Peanut butter
- Blueberries (frozen work great!)
Put all ingredients in a blender and then freeze in ice cube trays for quick and easy snacks you can pop in a ziploc bag and transport in an iced down cooler.
If you are rushed for time, for a super quick fix, use water with fruit mixed in and pop into ice lolly moulds for beautiful and tasty treats!
PB & Yum
Peanut Butter is an all time favorite! I mean who else could just sit and eat a whole mouthful, straight from the jar? We know our pups love a little PB on their noses to lick off! With just 3 ingredients in this recipe, your pup will be a happy snacker!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grind the oats in a food processor until they are very fine.
- Add pb and banana and blend again.
- Roll out dough to about 3 mm and cut out cookies (we love a bone shape!)
- Bake for 20-30 minutes.
When time is short, you absolutely can’t go wrong with bite sized treats all ready to go thanks to Mama Nature: carrot sticks, apple pieces (careful to remove stems, seeds and skins! These are all healthy and easy picnic faves that you can totally steal some bites of, too!
Things to Keep your Dog Away From
While there are some easy and fun foods for your pet, be sure to keep an eye on them at a picnic – we know a Mischievous Maker when we see one! Here’s a handy list of foods that can be bad news for your bestie:
- Chicken bones
- Cherries with pits
- Chocolate desserts
We hope you have an amazing holiday weekend with your friends and family – both human and furry and be sure to send us your best summer snaps! 📸