Need a Star Wars inspired recipe to feed the whole crew? These Bacon Bantha Kabobs are loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, grilled with a touch of bacon wrapped goodness using. Oh, and bonus: this Star Wars food is paleo and clean too!
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening later this month, all things are Star Wars Level 10 all the time in my house. The paleo force has grown strong with us since we got back on the wagon in late November so we’ve been cooking at home more, trying to add new recipes to our repertoire besides spaghetti squash spaghetti. Since we don’t have Bantha meat here on Earth, we opted for bacon instead to create a Wookie style meal that everyone from kids to adults will love.
While the kids are waiting to dig in, make these …
HOW TO MAKE SKEWERS ON THE GRILL
I received a set of skewers from CaveTools.com earlier this month to try. Immediately Xaver wanted to grill with them! We decided to go with bacon wrapped skewers. Nothing’s better on paleo than eating nitrate free uncured bacon on all the things!
The skewer set from Cave Tools comes with 5 skewers on a rack. The rack is awesome because you can cook the skewers on the grill without worrying about them sticking or the food falling off – the skewers are suspended in the air by the rack. Close the lid of the grill and the food cooks as it is surrounded by the heat of the grill and infused with delicious smoky flavor.
Chop all of the ingredients to 1.5″ square pieces except for the bacon and mushrooms. Leave the mushrooms whole. Thread one end of the bacon onto the skewer. Then add a vegetable or fruit piece. Wrap the bacon around the vegetable or fruit, pressing the skewer through the bacon again. Repeat until the skewer is filled. Lay the skewers on the Kabob Set rack and place on a hot charcoal grill. Close the lid of the grill and cook until the bacon is crispy and the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Use the disc on the skewer to slide the vegetables, fruit, and bacon from the skewer.
Serving Size:1 skewer
HOW TO SERVE KABOBS
Everything on the skewer slides off easily by sliding the disc from the handle towards the open end of the skewer. It’s such a smart design feature! The metal at the end of the skewer is pressed so that disc cannot accidentally slide off of the skewer.
It’s shaping up to be a very hot summer. To keep Cannoli, our Siberian Husky, cool and comfy this summer we’ve been making her frozen dog treats, or Pup Pops.
They are so simple to make, they not only keep her cool, they keep her busy for almost an hour!
For these treats I used apples and blueberries I had in the fridge and homemade chicken stock made without onions, salt, and garlic. Really you can use your pooch’s favorite fruits and veggies or whatever you have at home as long as they are dog friendly. Don’t use onions, grapes, and if using apples be sure you remove the seeds, they are some foods toxic to pets. For a list of foods that can be poisonous to pets click here to be taken to the Humane Society list.
I freeze my treats in styrofoam coffee cups (but you can use paper cups, ice cube trays, or silicone molds), I just peel away the cup when I give Cannoli the treat. It’s a great in expensive way to make and store the frozen treats. You can portion out the treats to fit your pet’s needs. I make mine fairly large and fill the cup, she’s a good size pup!
Makes 6 full coffee cups
2 apples – cut in cubes, all seeds removed
1/2 fresh blueberries
3 cups homemade chicken stock
Distribute fruits into 6 styrofoam coffee cups.
Pour desired amount of chicken broth into cups. Fruit floats to the top.
Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Peel off cup when ready to give your pet the treat.
Summer has been pretty hot this year, specially for Cannoli, our year old Siberian Husky. I’m sure she gets quite hot under all that fur.
To keep her cool and comfy we’ve been making her frozen doggie treats. She just loves them!
The treats are so easy to make the kids can make them. Last week my 7 year old grandson Devon mixed up a batch for her. It took him about half an hour to mix them, but that’s because he kept eating the ingredients! That’s the great part about these doggie treats, they’re made with fresh ingredients that even humans love.
For this batch of frozen dog treats Devon mixed up chunks of green apples, fresh blueberries, and strawberry yogurt, all of them his favorites and Cannoli’s faves too!
We freeze the treats in styrofoam coffee cups. You can fill up the cups as much or as little as you like to fit your pup’s appetite. Just peel the cups off the frozen treats when you want to give them to your pet.
Here’s Devon’s recipe, make some for your fur balls today! The recipe yields 12 half filled cups.
2 apples – chopped in to chunks with seeds and cores removed. When using apples to make dog treats be sure to REMOVE all the seeds they are poisonous for dogs!
4 oz. fresh blueberries
1 large container of Strawberry Yogurt – we used Yoplait because I found it on sale at the grocery store, but you can use any brand.
12 styrofoam coffee cups
1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Spoon into coffee cups.
3. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
4. Peel off the cup and let your fur balls enjoy their icy treat.
Cannoli likes to lick her treats in the shade. It keeps her busy for about a half an hour.
DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat
DIY Berries & Apples Frozen Doggie Treat
2pc.appleschopped in to chunks with seeds and cores removed. When using apples to make dog treats be sure to REMOVE all the seeds they are poisonous for dogs!