Now you know how much Rumpy likes his cookies!
But did you ever think there would be a treat he’d enjoy just as much, yet was WAY better for him? It’s true!
What could it be???????
The dogs love chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)! Chickpeas are a healthy snack for dogs: they contain protein, fiber, Vitamins A, B, and C, as well as lecithin and potassium.
We were first turned on to chickpeas while looking for foods that wouldn’t aggravate DeDe’s food allergies. We found chickpea flour and made our own treats. It’s easy- for every cup of wheat flour called for, use 7/8 cup of chickpea flour instead.
If you use canned peas, watch the sodium content. Jen recently bought this can of chickpeas:
When she got home she remembered to check the label, and one 1/2 cup serving has 20% recommended daily intake of salt! ACK! Rinse those puppies off in a strainer!
Chickpeas are a great snack for humans as well. One half-cup serving has 105 calories.
Want to give ’em a try? Here’s a few recipes that you’ll love!
And for you humans, two great snacks courtesy of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen (these are both amazing):
But trust me, I like ’em right from the can.
So next time you’re at the grocery, pick up a can and see for yourself how much dogs like ’em!