It’s that time of the year for PUMPKINS!
There are some many ways you can add pumpkin to a dish and in your dog’s diet. One of my favorites is making a pumpkin dip from homemade pumpkin puree.
Did you know? A pumpkin is not a vegetable; it’s a fruit! It’s a fruit because pumpkin develops from a flower and contains the seeds. Pumpkin belongs to the same fruit family as cucumbers, melons, squash, and gourds.
I prefer and enjoy making Pumpkin Puree from scratch. The secret of-of a tasty pumpkin puree is the flavoring during the roasting process. Three years ago, we shared a simple way on How to Roast a Pumpkin.
Last week, I roasted a pumpkin and seasoned it with ginger. Adding ginger to your dog’s diet contributes to maintaining overall good health. I wanted to make a simple pumpkin treat that I can share with Sugar after our mid-day walk/run. We are preparing for our Cooking Light & Health Magazine FitFoodie RunEatDrink 5k event. Since Summer weather is still lingering, I decided to make a cold refreshing, healthy Pumpkin Dip.
Ginger Honey Pumpkin Dip
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (here’s the link on How to Make A Pumpkin Puree)
2 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon of honey
black chia seeds (optional)
Fold in the pumpkin puree with the honey and greek yogurt. Drizzle some black chia seeds. Chia seeds have some incredible effects on health, both for humans and dogs. Will share more about chia seeds and dogs on a future post.
Ginger Honey Pumpkin Dip is a delightful dip for sweet apple slices and mildly steamed string beans.
Have you tried making a pumpkin dip that you can share with your dog?