Sweet potato gnocchi is a great, gluten-free meal for you — and your dog, too!

Sweet potato gnocchi is a great, gluten-free meal for you — and your dog, too!

Chef Mark Jeffers of Manzanita restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe, California is stopping by TODAY to share a recipe for gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi, and he's also demonstrating how to turn the dough into sweet potato dog treats.

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

Sweet Potato and Other Common Carbohydrates in Grain-Free Dog Food

They typically utilize alternative carbohydrate sources, such as sweet potato, white potato, peas, legumes and so on. Several grain-free dog foods utilize sweet potatoes as a carbohydrate source. Many grain-free diets are formulated with pea protein or legumes as the carbohydrate and fiber source.

Festive Thanksgiving DIY Dog Treat Recipe

Festive Thanksgiving DIY Dog Treat Recipe

½ of a medium-size sweet potato Serving size: 1 muffin per dog Combine pumpkin, mashed sweet potato, cinnamon and eggs in a medium-size bowl and whisk until smooth. Break apart about three dog treats into small pieces and add into the batter.