DIY: Dog Friendly Super Bowl Party

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February 7th is the big game… Super Bowl 50!  It is a day to eat snacks, drink beer and enjoy the company of friends.  Some watch the game and some only watch the commercials.  This month’s DIY is about how to include your dog in the fun!  If you are not a fan of the game, there is always the Puppy Bowl!!

 

FAN GEAR:
IMG_0343Have your dog represent your team!  Grab a plain dog shirt in your teams colors and print out your teams logo or other sayings like GO GIANTS or GO JETS on transfer paper and iron it on.  Bandanas are great too!  If you are not so crafty, you can get NFL inspired gear at local pet stores and online.  You can even get gear with your pets name on it!

 

DOG FRIENDLY SNACKS:

potato-cheesePup-Tato Skins: These snacks are perfect for any pups at a Super Bowl party.  Potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, B6, Fiber and Potassium.  Like any treat feed in moderation 🙂

 

 

 

Ingredients:
-Fingerling or small yellow or red potatoes
You can also use full size russet potatoes, but you will need to cut them into smaller pieces. Make sure they are an appropriate size for your dog so that they do not pose as a choking hazard.
-Olive oil to lightly coat potatoes
-Shredded cheese (1 tsp per potato)

Directions:
1.  Lightly coat potatoes with olive oil
2.  Place potatoes on a lined sheet pan
3.  Bake at 450 until fork-tender; about 45 min depending on the size of your potatoes
4.  When potatoes are cool, cut in half lengthwise
5.  Scoop out some of the potato to create a small well in your potato
6.  Place potatoes back onto the baking sheet and sprinkle cheese into the well  you have created
7.  Bake again at 450 for 7-8 minutes or until cheese has melted

completed-eggsDOG FRIENDLY DEVILED EGGS
With a few small adjustments, deviled eggs can quickly become doggie delights. Filled with protein, they make a healthy and grain-free treat for you and your furry friend. As with any treat, you will want to feed in moderation.

 

Ingredients:
Eggs – as many as you like!
Plain, Unsweetened Yogurt – 1 Tbsp for every 2 eggs

Directions:
1.  Hard boil your eggs.
2.  Once eggs are cooled peel and slice in half the long way.
3.  Remove all of the yolks and place them in a bowl
4.  Add yogurt (approximately 1 Tbsp for every 2 eggs) and mix until you get a creamy consistency.
5.  Scoop mixture into the eggs, or if you want to be fancy, scoop mixture into a plastic bag.
6.  Cut the tip off of the bag and squeeze egg mixture back into the egg whites.

We love the idea of a party with snacks for your dog, these snacks would be great for any type of party, not just Superbowl!!  Enjoy!

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