Our dog, River, WILL NOT eat store bought treats. When we go to my parents house, the dogs always get treats after going "potty". Well, that left her out. I came up with these and she LOVES them. She knows they are "people" food. (Of course, we wouldn't eat them but she doesn't need to know that!) She tends to gets a "sick tummy" alot and the vet doesn't know why but these treats don't bother her at all. I would think they are pretty healthy. This makes about 58 "cookies". We cut each "cookie" in half for her (she's medium sized) and into 4 pieces for my parents dogs because they are pretty small. I freeze in one batch (16 cookies) portions and then take them out as needed. KEEP IN FRIDGE! That's another reason she is sure it is "people" food...comes from the fridge. I haven't done it (yet) but I would think you could substitute chicken or hamburger instead of the roast beef.