Control Dog Obesity
with Low Fat Italian Spinach Balls

Do you have an extra pudgy dog? It's possible that he's combating dog obesity. If so, there's no need to cut out all of the homemade dog treats. You'll just want to switch to low fat dog treats like this flavorful Italian Spinach balls dog treat recipe.

Savory Italian Spinach Balls dog obesity


  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, reduced fat
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  2. Do not squeeze out excess moisture from the spinach.
  3. Stir together the chopped spinach and olive oil in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, cheese, and oregano.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the spinach.
  6. Stir thoroughly until combined.
  7. Begin to knead the dough in the bowl. If needed add 2 tbsp of water to help the dough come together.
  8. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Using a 1 inch cookie scooper, make rounded balls and place them on the baking sheet.
  10. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing - These Italian spinach balls will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Keep them in the freezer for 3 months.

Yield - Using a 1 inch cookie scooper will yield approximately 1 1/2 dozen balls.

Tips & Techniques

  • Spinach - It's a good idea to run your knife through the chopped spinach to make the pieces smaller. This will help when you are forming balls to get them to hold together better.

Fight dog obesity with reduced calories, more exercise, and these yummy spinach balls. There is no need to remove all homemade dog treats. Just supplement with more belly rubs and this delectable dog treat recipe.

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