Fruit Salad

10 ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY Treats…for Dogs!

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We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER! Let me repeat that again… We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER!

Especially since there are so many Healthy, Easy-Peezy, ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY treats to make for dogs. Not only are these treats good for the general issue of teething puppies or for keeping your dog cool in the summer (blah, blah, blah), but they are also great for us, tha humans to CRUNCH on.

Whether you are looking to cube-freeze pieces of apple in chicken broth, baby food, low sugar juice, or a blended smoothie, get inspired by checking out these 10 RAWRSOME recipes:

Smiley Banana Frosty’s by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Peanut Butter + Yogurt Hearts by 17 Apart

Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Honey + Banana Treats by Today’s Mama

Chicken Broth Dog Treats by Irresistible Pets

Strawberry, Blueberry + Yogurt Treats by Doggy Dessert Chef

Red + Blue Popsicles by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Frozen Apple Bites by Kelsey Difani

Triple Berry Treats by Pitlandia

Pumpkin Bones by My Dog’s Breakfast

Strawberry + Coconut Milk Skulls by Doggy Dessert Chef

Also, Check Out FreezyPups.com – Delicious Frozen Treats for Dogs!  We love their cute Bone-shaped ice cube trays and the ingredients in their Organic refill packets sound YUMMY!

MUNCH love!

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Fresh Fruit Salads for Dogs!

FNot an uncommon topic, I always knew dogs could eat fruit, but I never knew the many different kinds of fruit …

Apples – Bananas – Blueberries – Pears – Strawberries – Cantaloupe – Blackberries – Watermelon -Coconut – Raspberry – Oranges – Grapefruits – Mangos – pineapple …

With the exception of a few (grapes, raisins, apricots, peaches, raisins), the list can probably go on.  I honestly only fed my dog Apples, sometimes, Pears.

Overall, you can definitely get inspired when making fruit treats.  I have seen a bunch on Pinterest, like Raspberry Birthday Cakes…for Dogs. But, we at tha MUNCHbox, like to keep it simple.

Check Out this popular Quinoa Fruit Salad w/Honey Lime Dressing.

Yes! This recipe is for humans, which means, you guessed it… Sharing is Caring.  With Spring in the air and summer around the corner (we hope), the both of you can kick-back and enjoy a healthy, but delicious treat.  A simple Fruit Salad, another plus about this recipe, is that you can mix it up.

For Example:

If you don’t want Quinoa, then don’t add it…

If you or your dog prefers Pineapple to Mango, then use that instead (or both)…

Try Watermelon, Honeydew Melon and Cantaloupe… 

Don’t just garnish with Mint, try Parsley or even Low Fat Whipped Cream…

For the dressing, add a beneficial teaspoon of Ginger to the Honey Lime Dressing…

See, the possibilities are endless.  But, remember to keep your dog in mind; No Grapes.

Now, if this is too much work for you, just throw everything in a blender, with some Unsweetened Peanut Butter or even Greek Non Fat Yogurt and VIOLA!  You got a smoothie, that you and your dog can lick up.

MUNCH love!

Check Out Our Fruit Pops at thaMUNCHbox.com!

Learn About 6 Antioxidants that Fruits are filled with by CLICKING HERE!

6 Antioxidants GOOD for Your Dog!

What are Antioxidants? Well, according to one definition, it is a substance that inhibits oxidation {combine or become combined chemically with oxygen}, which in turn, helps the immune system fight cancer and aging, by neutralizing free radicals.


Include, but are not limited to:

1. Beta-Carotene – A precursor of vitamin A {retinol} which is awesome for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, good eye health + vision.

2. Vitamin C – Also known as Ascorbic Acid, this vitamin is needed to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, + blood vessels, assisting in the absorption of iron.

3. Vitamin E – Apart from strengthening the cardiovascular system, vitamin E has the ability to strengthen tissue +  act as an anti-inflammatory effect on skin disorders; assisting with redness and itchiness due to allergies.

4. Selenium – Found to have anti-cancerous properties, this antioxidant is also a preventive for inflammatory bowel disease, seizures, heart disease + rheumatoid arthritis {hip/joint issues}.

5. Alpha Lipoic Acid – Big on restoring numerous biological functions that diminish with age {very good for older dogs}. Especially beneficial in preventing cataracts.

6. Polyphenols – Antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties, help to improve heart health + contain anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic properties,

These antioxidants can be found in fresh carrots, sweet potato, blueberries, pumpkin, kelp, ground flaxseed, yucca, cranberries, spinach, broccoli, apples, bananas + asparagus…the list can go on.  So, don’t be afraid to add some fruit + veggies to your dogs diet {FRUIT SALAD}. Eating these types of foods can not only keep your dog from getting sick, but they can help your dog look + feel GOOD!

Check out some pure dehydrated sweet potato for your dog at thaMUNCHbox.com, they taste superb {yes, i have tried them}!