SWEET POTATO DOG TREATS

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A 300 degree oven

6 oz sweet potato, cooked
3 T peanut butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c brown rice flour
¼ cup brown rice, cooked
¼ cup parsley, chopped
vegetable spray

In a small bowl combine the sweet potato, peanut butter and the egg, mix well. Fold in the remaining ingredients. With a small ice cream scooper drop the batter onto a lightly sprayed cookie tray.  Gently press down each treat with the back of a spoon. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

I thought some of our best running buddies could use a little treat!  I’m sure they’ve been training hard with you. I made these with leftovers and my puppy really enjoyed them. If the sweet potato is wet try drying it in the oven for a few minutes. You can substitute canned pumpkin for the sweet potato.

Have a great week!

Bridget Batson, runner, healthy eating enthusiast, recipe contributor at Runner’s World, and head chef at Gitane, is using her culinary expertise and nutrition knowledge to help you eat right and eat well during the 2011 training season. We’ll be including a new recipe each week that not only helps you meet your nutritional needs as a runner, but tastes good as well! For more information about Bridget Batson or Gitane Restaurant, please visit www.gitanerestaurant.com