Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Treats for Moms and Their Dogs

Mother's Day is a special day for all the moms out there. I know that many people don't have human children, but rather look as their pets as their kids. Chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite treat for moms on Mother's Day, but unfortunately can't be shared with the family pets because it's toxic to them. I recently found a great alternative treat that dog moms can share with their pooches and decided to give it a try.

These treats are frozen yogurt dipped strawberries. Perfect snacks for moms and their furry kids! I wanted to give these a try because they look delicious, Shiner loves strawberries, and I thought they'd be a great snack for my own teething baby human. Here's what I did - 

You only need 2 ingredients to make these treats - Plain Yogurt (nonfat is best if your sharing with your pooch) and strawberries. You'll also need some parchment or wax paper too. 

Only 2 ingredients needed - strawberries and plain yogurt. 

I cut the greens off of the strawberries after washing them. Using a fork, I dipped the strawberries in the yogurt until they were fully coated and placed them on some parchment paper. I get the feeling that if I hadn't been quick about getting them all done, the yogurt would have started to come off of the berries. 

The strawberries dipped in yogurt just before going into the freezer.

After only an hour, they were very frozen. I cut them up into some bite sized pieces and let the rest of the family have some taste tests. 

The final product. Please excuse my poor food photography!

First up was Shiner. I already knew that Shiner loved strawberries. She will actually eat the strawberry tops, which I find kind of weird for a dog. She loved them! They would make a great treat for a hot day. I sat down to eat some next and there was Shiner, begging for more. 

Shiner waits anxiously for a taste!

Violet had some too. I think she was a little surprised at how cold they were at first, but she really liked them. 

Violet wasn't much for posing for the camera and just bum rushed me for a piece. 

My boyfriend had some too. His suggestion was that they be "less cold" next time. I have to agree with him and let mine sit out and thaw for a bit before finishing eating them. I think the best freezing times are probably 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you leave them in the freezer too long, your bound to get stuck with a rock hard strawberry. 

We give these treats 4 paws up and can't wait to try them again on Mother's Day for a special snack. Something that mom, the kids, and even the dog can all enjoy together!


I'm joining Tasty Tuesday hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kol's Notes. Stop by and check out some of the other tasty treats below.

21 comments:

  1. They look very yummy. Hope you had a happy day and have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. These look good! We grow our own strawberries and have to make sure the garden gate is closed or the dogs would raid them. Definitely need to make some of these. You should join the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today!

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    1. We pick strawberries sometimes from the nursery, but it's usually just 1 or 2 here and there. I was planning to join that hop today actually! Don't usually make stuff, so this is perfect for that :)

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  3. Woof! Woof! YES LOVE this ... we've done this many times. It is a simple great TREAT. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Thanks Sugar! First time for me here. Thanks for hosting the blog hop! I know I don't join much, but am glad to join today :)

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  4. That does sound like a yummy snack and healthy too. Thanks.

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  5. These sound good and with strawberry season upon us, a great snack. Thanks!

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  6. Wonderful and healthy snack for everyone! Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. I'll bet those are berry good!

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  8. They look great... but I'm not a fruit-guy... think I take the yogurt and mom can eat the strawberries :o) btw: Violet is cuuuuuute!!!

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  9. These look delicious! Wonder what I could use instead of yogurt. Titan and I aren't fans ;(

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    1. I'm not sure on that one :( I'd say chocolate for you, but then Titan can't have any. You could try using some of that agave nectar as a natural sweetener. I know the yogurt is a little sour tasting.

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  10. we iz knot much on yogurt...wunder if ya can roll em in trout oil ore tuna flakes !!!

    thanx for de eye dea tho...R food service purrson says they look grate :)

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  11. Yummy, yummy, yummy Miss Ann. These treats look delicious!

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  12. Dogs don't know the difference between grass and strawberry tops :) Good to know what the optimum time in the freezer might be in case I try something like this for doggies or humans.

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    1. Lol - yep my dog will eat anything I feed her. But she seems more excited about the strawberry tops. I just think it's weird.

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  13. So smart! Im gonna tell mama to makes me some with blueberries cos I love blueberries!

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