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Recipe: Tea Sandwiches to Share With Your Dog

Enjoy the warmer weather with your pup by throwing a picnic complete with tea sandwiches both of you can eat! We’ve got recipes for a peanut butter apple tea sandwich, cucumber cream cheese tea sandwich and more.

Samantha Meyers  |  May 21st 2018


Teatime is a lovely way to spend the afternoon with your dog! Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a formal indoor event, these doggie (and human) tea sandwiches will delight!

What you’ll need:

  1. Bread – Choose a basic white or whole wheat. Avoid anything with added sugars, nuts, seeds or fruit, as those can be bad for your dog. Even try a gluten-free bread option.
  2. Sugar-free peanut butter (no xylitol)
  3. Apples — thinly sliced
  4. Ceylon cinnamon
  5. Cream cheese
  6. Cucumber — thinly sliced
  7. Mint — leaves only, chopped

For peanut butter apple tea sandwich:

  1. Spread peanut butter on two slices of bread.
  2. Place apples evenly on one side.
  3. Sprinkle just a touch of cinnamon on the apples.
  4. Close with other slice of bread.

For cucumber cream cheese tea sandwich:

  1. Spread cream cheese on two slices of bread.
  2. Place cucumbers evenly on one side.
  3. Add a pinch of chopped mint.
  4. Close with other slice of bread.

Other tips for making dog-friendly tea sandwiches:

For a proper tea sandwich, remove the crusts and cut in half (quarters if you have a small dog). You can add other dog-friendly fruits and veggies, as well as sliced unseasoned chicken or turkey. Another favorite combo is hard-boiled eggs, chopped with unsweetened plain yogurt and a touch of fresh basil for the perfect egg salad.

Thumbnail: Photography courtesy Samantha Meyers.

Sam is a dog lover, writer, baker, crafter and Instagrammer. When she’s not writing, she’s decorating cookies at her blog SugaredandIced.com or Instagramming her dogs @FrenchHuggs_ and @Quinnstadoodle.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Dogster magazine. Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? Subscribe now to get Dogster magazine delivered straight to you!

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