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Kidzworld Kitchen: Canine Cuisine

If you are a lucky dog owner you’ll understand the unconditional love and happiness that a furry friend can bring to your life. They are waiting there for you every day just hoping for some snuggles and, just maybe, a yummy Scooby snack!

Commercial dog treats can be full of additives, chemicals and synthetic ingredients that aren’t so great for your little buddy. But did you know you probably have everything in your pantry to whip up some tasty, nutritious dog snacks? Ensure your canine family member is eating well and make his day with these straightforward recipes for treats, cookies and even doggy cupcakes!

Birthday Pupcakes

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2/3 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or peanuts

Frosting:

  • 2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon carob flour (Hint! May substitute with wheat flour if carob is not available)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Decorations (Hint! Feel free to decorate your pupcakes with dog friendly ingredients such as parsley, drizzled honey, chopped peanuts, grated carrot or other dog treats)

 

Instructions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In mixing bowl, beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy
  3. Add eggs and water and beat well
  4. Slowly stir in dry ingredients and beat until smooth
  5. Add nuts
  6. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured cupcake pan
  7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes
  8. Cool on wire while preparing the frosting

Frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly
  2. Spread on thoroughly cooled pupcakes
  3. Decorate

 

Liverwoof Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw liver, chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 lbs. white flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 bouillon cubes, (beef or chicken flavored)
  • 1 cup water (approx)
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. Chop the liver finely (by hand or in food processor)
  4. Mix flour and oats, crumble in the bouillon cubes, add eggs and liver
  5. Add enough water to make a firm but slightly sticky dough
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface about ½” thick
  7. Cut out shapes in the cutter of your choice or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
  8. Bake for 1 hour
  9. When cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

 

Peanut Butter Snickerpoodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  4. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead
  6. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown
  8. When cooled store in an airtight container

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Ruff Ruff!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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