Friday, October 28, 2011

Pupsicles Return for Fall Treats:
Halloween and Thanksgiving Favorites

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© Carrie Boyko
Can We Eat Them All?

© Carrie Boyko
Turn Off the Sunshine
Before it Melts My Pupsicle
Pumpkin is becoming the new favorite in healthy dog snacks. Have you noticed how many treat companies are adding a pumpkin treat to their line? It's no wonder. This vegetable is fiber-rich, full of anti-oxidants and beta-carotene, and low calorie. It's a perfect snack for a fit fido.

Here in Florida the weather is still plentiful warm so we're taking advantage of the availability of organic pumpkin to create some frozen treats for Tanner and Oliver. If it's too chilly where you live, tuck this recipe into your Summer plans and serve it whenever your pup can enjoy a cooling snack.
© Carrie Boyko
Tanner Gobbles Them Fast

Pumpkin Pupsicles

Mix about 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt with 1 cup mashed pumpkin. I use organic to know I'm giving Tanner and Oliver the best--no fertilizers, pesticides or synthetic preservatives. You can add a tablespoon of honey if you wish, but honestly that's more for our tastes than for theirs. 

© Carrie Boyko
Oliver Savors the Flavor
Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Pop the Pupsicles out and store for serving one at a time, depending on your Fido's size.

Do you have a pupsicle recipe to share? I'd love to hear from you at Happy tails!

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Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

I thought, "pupsicles? It's practically winter" then I saw you were from Florida. Lucky. It is cold here in the northwest but that means we get to go on beautiful fall color hikes. I think we will save the pupsicles for next summer though :)

Stopping by from the blog hop. Happy tails and trails.

greygirl25 said...

Thanks for the recipe. I bet my guys would love pumpkin pupcycles.

Kolchak Puggle said...

LOL, I thought the same thing. We're freezing and Carrie is making Pupsicles! Geesh! LOL, Pupsicles are actually a winter favourite at our house. We make a human soup that is hot and then put frozen spice yogurt cubes in it and as they melt the soup gets creamier and spicier. It's a fun idea. WWe do the same thing with the pups ('cause I'm a geek) where I'll give them warm chicken stock with yogurt & chicken pupsicles in it. It's a family favourite!

Tegan said...

Just emailed you another recipe - a savoury version!

Pamela said...

You can also make peanut butter pupscicles. Substitute 1/4 cup of peanut butter for the pumpkins and you're all set.

sagechronicles said...

Yummmmm sounds good no matter what the weather!

rumpydog said...

I'm gonna ask Jen to make them some of them!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing! We'll have to get our personal assistant to whip some up for us!

Dawn said...

Looks delicious! I never though about making dog treats with pumpkin before.

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