Who doesn’t love fries? Whenever I make homemade French fries for myself, my dogs go crazy. They sit by my feet licking their lips and staring at my plate. The thing is, though, I don’t want them having the extra salt. So, to make them feel included, I started making these honey glazed sweet potato pup fries instead. Let me tell you, your pups are in for a real treat with these things!
Sweet Potatoes For Dogs
Cooked sweet potatoes are incredibly healthy for your pooch for several reasons. Sweet potatoes are:
- Naturally gluten-free.
- Rank much lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes.
- A great source of fiber, which benefits your dog’s digestive health.
- An excellent source of vitamin A, C, and B6.
- High in potassium, manganese, and other minerals.
So, About The Honey …
Aside from the sweet potato, the only other ingredient in these pup fries is raw, organic honey. While honey does offer up nutritional value, some people are wary about adding the extra sugar into their dog’s diet. Because, after all, natural sugar is still sugar. I personally only coat my sweet potato fries with honey on special occasion. Typically, I just use a little olive oil!
*WARNING: Just like a human baby, puppies shouldn’t have honey until they get a little older and their immune systems are more mature. So if you have a dog younger than one-year-old then simply coat your fries in a tablespoon of olive oil instead.
- - 1 giant sweet potato
- - 1 tablespoon organic honey (or extra virgin olive oil)
- Preheat oven to 425º.
- Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using a mandolin or knife, slice sweet potato into strips (about 1/4” - 1/2” thick).
- Put sweet potato strips in a mixing bowl and coat with honey or olive oil.
- With your hands, massage the oil evenly into the sweet potato strips.
- Place coated sweet potatoes on a baking sheet - not touching.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Flip fries over and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.