Thursday, July 16, 2015

Frosty Paws






Yes, I know Max is spoiled. It's getting difficult to find Frosty Paws in any grocery store- here (NY) or Florida.

Myra sent me this recipe ages ago. A few weeks ago Cyndy sent me the same one that was on Pinterest! I wrote back- Myra's recipe ( smile)

Aldi now has a store in Riverhead, which is 45 minutes from our home. I usually don't shop in Aldi's but I wanted more avocados for Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding which I'm SO addicted to. 

Picked up 32 ounces of yogurt- for Max along with the avocados and a few other goodies.

This is such a simple recipe. Everything goes into the food processor. Wham, bam and it done.

Ingredients:

32 ounces plain yogurt

3 banana's

1/2 cup Skippy Honey Nut Peanut Butter 

1/4 cup honey

Directions:

Add the whole 32 ounces of yogurt, bananas, peanut butter and honey to a food processor and blend until smooth

I bet you wondering- what do I put this in? Some people use ice cube trays and some buy little plastic containers .

Me? I'm super frugal. I used my old Greek yogurt containers. Wash them and if you want add them to the dishwasher on the TOP shelf.

Fill them with the Frosty Paw mixture.

Max had 4 in the freezer.

He sure loves his new homemade treat!


Health note:  Max does not eat a lot of peanut butter and I usually give him a Frosty Paw once a week. Amanda reminded me in her comment that " SOME peanut butter manufacturers are starting to use Xylitol, an artificial sweetener, to sweeten their peanut butters. Xylitol is very toxic to dogs, causing their body to over produce insulin and causing severe hypoglycemia. Just be sure to always check the ingredients in the peanut butter you buy" which is something I always do.  



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68 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh LOOK at him with is few favorite treat-puppy ice cream! What a great idea making it yourself too-at least YOU know what's in it.

    That will cool him off on a hot summer day and will be perfect for the heat in Florida too.

    So how did you like Aldi's? I love that store....I just wish it wasn't so out of the way for me. Of course you have to know your prices, which I KNOW you do....there's quite a few things I can get cheaper than my regular grocery store there.

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    1. I forgot they don't do credit cards. Good thing I had some cash with me!

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  2. That's so awesome, and so was the post of your hubby's diving retrieval - that lobster was HUGE! Indeed, Max is a spoiled one - rightfully so.

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    1. Hi Rita- wasn't that lobster amazing? Usually they hide but this one was just walking on the deck of a wreck. Gabe grabbed him but didn't bring his bag so had to be very careful going back up with it!

      W

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  3. The girls love frosty paws and I can see Max is enjoying his. Yes, he does deserve to be spoiled. Mine are spoiled rotten and I can't help myself..... :) It's been so darned hot here and I have just 2 containers left. Dr put Bully on a diet so I've been rationing her treats. Max can have Bully's portion.

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    1. Max wants to know where Bully's portion is -LOL?

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  4. Looks like Max is having a great treat. This recipe makes alot, and for those who do buy Frosty Paws, it can be expensive. I also save my containers. Lately I have been addicted to chocolate water ice, so I use them to freeze treats for Chase. Another good idea is to put some shredded chicken in a container and then put some water and freeze. Chase loves his icee chicken...a bit less fattening than the Yogurt, but I have been really trying to keep his weight down due to the arthritis in his legs and the extra weight doesn't help. Not doing such a great job, but trying.

    I have never been in an Aldi's. We do have some around here, but have never been in one. Will have to check it out.

    Hope all the doggies enjoy their treats, they deserve them as much as we do.

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    1. Good idea about the chicken in ice- we have to make up a name for that one!

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  5. I don't have a doggy but if I did I am sure I would make this great recipe. I think it may be a contest to see if me or my doggy would get the most. Thank you so much for joining our Fridays Blog Booster Party #15
    Kathleen

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    1. LOL Kathleen- you know where the extra frosty paws went that didn't fit in the yogurt containers? In a nice large spoon and I enjoyed it! Was really good, no wonder Max loves it.

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  6. I CAN'T believe that you don't shop Aldi very much!!! (or for those of you who have NEVER!) Aldi is my lifeline!!! True, you don't get find much in the way of "brand names" but believe me when I say - YOU DO NOT NEED THEM!!! Almost everything at Aldi is made by the same companies that make our "brand name" products, but because it's "made exclusively for Aldi" it's anywhere from 25 - 50 % less!!! I do 90% of my monthly grocery shopping at Aldi. The ONLY product that I've tried at Aldi that I wasn't happy with was their "Hawaiian rolls." Aside from that everything else is AS GOOD OR BETTER than so called "brand name." When you live on a fixed income, every single penny counts and if it weren't for Aldi's my husband and I wouldn't be able to eat. So anyone who doesn't (or NEVER has) shop at Aldi, I STRONGLY SUGGEST that you at least try it!!! Just don't forget to have a QUARTER with you, cause you'll need it to get a cart/buggy, and TAKE YOUR OWN BAGS.

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    1. Hi Lora- I live on the east end of Long Island. There is ONE large grocery store that is close to me and the prices would make your head spin.

      As mentioned we drive to Riverhead which is 45 minutes from our house. Aldi is new to the area.

      I always bring bags so that isn't a big thing but forget to bring change!

      In Florida we also don't have an ALDI. there is one in Tampa but that's almost 2 hours from our house so you know that isn't going to work for us.

      You are so lucky to have one close by!

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  7. Wow, my lab Sadie will love this! BTW, if you ever get to shop at a Wegmans grocery store, I do think they have Frosty Paws.

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    1. Sinea- I knew you would like this one!

      No Wegmans in my area or in Florida. It's a upstate grocery store,

      My friend Mary has a house in Syracuse and shops there all the time. She brings me Grandma Browns Baked Beans which I can't buy on Long Island.

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  8. Our Izzy would love this wonderful frosty treat. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    1. Max loves these. So easy to make and makes for one happy pup!

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  9. Wow- this is a genius idea - I've never heard of Frosty Paws before but my dog will love this! I'm visiting from Happiness is Homemade Linky Party.
    Thanks so much & have a lovely day!
    Angie
    PS - I also wanted to invite you to grow with us on the CLIMB (a month long networking blog hop): http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/06/july-2015-chain-linky-climb-giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you for the invitation! I'm going to visit the party asap :-)

      Hope your pup loves it as much as Max does.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  10. I've never given my dogs Frosty Paws but I do make my dog flavored ice cubes pretty regularly. I have this handy tray that makes little bone-shaped cubes and they love it! I'll have to try this. (Stopping by from Mom's Small Victories)

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    1. Little bone shaped cubes! I have to check that out on amazon.

      Frosty paws came in little paper cups. The empty yogurt container are larger then the original serving so I only give Max one a week.

      He lost some of his Florida fat and one is plenty for my couch potato!

      Hope your pup likes it.

      Linda

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  11. Aww such a cute photo! Going to have to make this for our dog!

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    1. Thanks! He's our little furbaby.

      Hope your pup loves it as much as Max does.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again.

      Linda

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  12. I bet Max counts down the days for the next one. I've never heard of Frosty Paws.

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    1. Dottie- Rip loved these. I could get them in King Kullen all the time and now they don't have them.

      Myra sent me the recipe AGES ago and so happy I found it.

      It's healthy and Max sure does love them.

      Linda

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  13. I have send this recipe for Frosty Paws and couple times and saved it this time. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  14. I don't have a dog, but your pup picture was so cute, I just had to click!! :)

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    1. Thanks Kim- I've been adding pictures of him on my blog since he was tiny. It's so nice to look back on.

      Oh! This is a really good HUMAN recipe also! What I couldn't fit in the containers I ate. It was really good.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  15. Love it! Max looks so happy and excited for his Frosty Paws. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday!!
    Just as a side note precaution--SOME peanut butter manufacturers are starting to use Xylitol, an artificial sweetener, to sweeten their peanut butters. Xylitol is very toxic to dogs, causing their body to over produce insulin and causing severe hypoglycemia. Just be sure to always check the ingredients in the PB you use!

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    1. Thanks Amanda- I did read something about that and have to watch out for how much he eats.

      As you can tell he really shouldn't eat to many of them!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  16. I love this! I am pinning to my 'Spoiled Rotten' board!

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    1. Perfect! Thanks for the pin!

      Linda

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe treat for dogs at our Cooking and Crafting with J &J party!

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  18. That looks like one happy pup and it's so much better than what you'd get at the store. Thanks for linking up with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. He's so funny, he loves these and sits by the fridge now. He knows they are in the freezer and he's telling us to take them out! LOL

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  19. Aww. I had a dog who really loved these! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Jess- I can't get them in any grocery store around here and now I don't have to look anymore.

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  20. Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned

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    1. I'll be at Cookin and Craftin early!

      Thanks for hosting.

      Linda

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  21. Great idea! I love that! My doggie would be ecstatic with these! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Awesome idea!! We were not able to bring our furry family with us when we became expats....but we are lucky enough to have been able to keep them at our home back in the states with a caretaker...I will definitely try this for them when we are home for our next visit, they will LOVE it!!

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    1. Hi Laura-

      If they are anything like Max I know they are gonna love it!

      The best treat will being with you again!

      Lots of hugs to you and your pups

      Linda

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  23. I had to share this and I'm printing it so I can make some for my pups!! :)

    Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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    1. I bet you will get lots of kisses from them! Max loves it and hope your dogs do also!

      Linda

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  24. Aww thank you for sharing this! We used t buy frosty paws for my yellow lab when I was growing up but my current dog has never tried it. I know she'd love them!
    Thanks again!
    www.diyjustcuz.com

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    1. I wanted to make sure I didn't misplace the recipe so figured the blog would be a good place for me to go back and find it.

      I would love it if you let me know if your pup liked it!

      Linda

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  25. What a lovely pic! I bet your dog feels like one of the family especially with these treats. Thanks for sharing this lovely pic and recipe with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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    1. As you can tell I love taking photos of him!

      Linda

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  26. My Josie would love these. I plan on spoiling her a little more!

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    1. Doesn't it make you feel really good to spoil them?

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Linda

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  27. My doggies would love these and being in Texas and do hot I will have to make them for them soon.

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  28. What a great idea! My dogs would flip over this. By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you're interested.

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer- I'll look for it tonight and if I don't get on tonight I'll be there in the morning.

      Thanks for the invitation! Looking forward to sharing with you.

      Linda

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  29. Can't forget fur baby's summer treats! Looks like he's really enjoying it. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. He sure did and still has 2 more in the freezer!

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  30. What a great idea! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  31. My puppy would love a tub of this - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Max sure does!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  32. He is cutie, Thanks for sharing Frosty paws recipe with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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  33. Aww you're so nice to your pup. Thanks for posting. Hello from Idea Box Thursday.

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  34. such a cutie pie. i'm glad he enjoys his homemade treat.

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    1. Thanks. He's such a good boy and smart!

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