These are HIGH value treats. And very easy to make at home with nothing but an oven. You could also use a dehydrator if you have one.
First off, you need ground beef, ground turkey, a chub of ground organ meat, or similar. You can use whole meats, but they require a bit more additional work to get them to the small size you see here. I used Wolf Run, which is an organ and tripe blend from Texas Tripe. A 2 lb chub.
Next, defrost the whole thing, and cook it up in a pan. Cook it until all of the liquid is gone, and you’re left with just the meat pieces. A few more minutes sitting in the hot pan and stirred around can’t hurt at all.
After that, place in a pan. Spread out as much as you can. That way they aren’t on top of each other and making the dehydration process harder.
Put in an oven at the lowest setting you have. For mine, it’s 150 degrees. For one I had in the past it was 200 degrees. And another it was 120 degrees. Don’t worry too much about it. Just know it needs to go in at a very low heat, and not like you’re baking at 400 degrees.
Allow to dehydrate for a few hours. I left mine in for about 3 hours. You could leave it in for 4 or 5. Depends on how you want them.
Afterwards, pull them out and let it continue to dry overnight or for a similar amount of time.
And then… use! You can get a large amount of small high value training treats with only one ingredient for fairly cheap (depending on what you use)!
Using this method with liver, chicken hearts, ground tripe, and now this ground organ blend, I have never had even picky cats turn their nose up at it.
This Rice Cooking Trick Cuts Calories In Half (And It Involves Coconut Oil!)
One cup of medium grain white rice has roughy 246 calories; this new cooking method will cut that number to as little as 147 calories per cup.
The method works by changing the rice’s digestible starch to indigestible starch, which prevents much of the rice from being metabolized into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream during digestion. “After your body converts carbohydrates into glucose,” James explains, “any leftover fuel gets converted into a polysaccharide carbohydrate called glycogen. Your liver and muscles store glycogen for energy and quickly turn it back into glucose as needed. The issue is that the excess glucose that doesn’t get converted to glycogen ends up turning into fat, which can lead to excessive weight or obesity.”
To make the lower-calorie rice, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water. Stir in half a cup of rice and simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, or until rice is fully cooked. Stick it in the fridge for 12 hours, and voila — rice with 10 times the resistant starch and up to 60 percent fewer calories than normal.
“The cooling is essential because amylose, the soluble part of the starch, leaves the granules during gelatinization [which happens naturally as rice cools],” James says. “Cooling for 12 hours will lead to formation of hydrogen bonds between the amylose molecules outside the rice grains, which also turns it into a resistant starch.” The process is final — reheating the rice won’t reverse any of the changes.
Those who worry that adding calorie-dense coconut oil to rice would make the food more fattening shouldn’t worry; the shift in starch type cancels out more calories than the coconut oil adds in.
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