Introduction: Sweet Potato Pup Snacks

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Make healthy, single-ingredient treats for your dog.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Tools

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Ingredients are easy - just one! A sweet potato (or several) from your grocery store.

Tools needed:

  1. Cutting board to protect your counters
  2. Large sharp knife
  3. Dehydrator

Step 2: Wash Up!

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Wash your sweet potatoes really well. Scrub them with a veggie brush if you have one; you want them to be nice and clean to go in your dehydrator.

Step 3: Clean

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Remove all peels from your sweet potatoes. Make sure to cut out any eyes as well. I carve them out with the tip of the knife, shown in the photo on the left side of the potato.

Step 4: Slice

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Slice your sweet potatoes. Try to get the slices as equal as possible so they dry evenly. I find 1/4" to be a good thickness. If your dogs like crunchy treats, 1/4" will work great. If they prefer a harder and / or chewier treat, slice a little thicker.

Step 5: Arrange

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Arrange your sweet potato slices for drying. Make sure to arrange relatively evenly, and leave a little space for air to flow through and the dehydrator to do its job.

Step 6: Dehydrate

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Stack your dehydrator trays and add the top. Select the correct temperature for your dehydrator to dry vegetables. For my Nesco, the vegetable setting is 135 degrees. I dry several hours or overnight, until nice and crispy.

Step 7: Rewards!

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Reward your good dogs with a super healthy snack!

(Just look at those faces!)

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