The Bestest Dog Treat Ever! Seriously!

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???????

yummy, scrummy chickpeas!
yummy, scrummy chickpeas!

WHAT?

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:

uh oh! TOO much sodium!
Pay attention to the sodium content!

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!

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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!

Here’s a recipe for toasted chickpeas for dogs from Two Little Cavaliers.

And for you humans, two great snacks courtesy of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen (these are both amazing):

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas with Moroccan Spices

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!

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57 thoughts on “The Bestest Dog Treat Ever! Seriously!

      1. You don’t seriously give them to your dog do you? DOGS DON’T NEED THEIR FOOD SPICED AND USUALLY THE SPICES ARE BAD FOR THEM! The biggest mistake a pet owner can make is feeding their dogs food that humans would enjoy. Keep it basic and your dog will be healthier.

    1. well, we ARE talking fiber! Actually, DeDe’s food, Nutrisca, uses chickpeas as one of its ingredients, and I didn’t see a noticeable difference in output when we switched over.

  1. Wow! You and DeDe seem to have fun catching those chickpeas!
    I remember you once told us about chickpeas flour on your post and since then, we’re very interested in it, but mom never gives us chickpeas themselves, so didn’t know that they are so yummy!
    We should try it! πŸ™‚

  2. They look so yummy, but Mom is afraid I will swallow them whole. She always gets treats that I am forced to chew, so I don’t get a tummy ache.

    Love and licks and I hate to chew,
    Cupcake

      1. Do not give your dog treats made with flour! Flour is a known food that most dogs react badly to. Use quick oats or brown rice instead. If you feel that you must use flour…whole wheat is the lesser of the two evils.

  3. I will have to make some treats for Maya! she is a snacker…
    Thank you I know what I will be getting at the grocery store today!
    Take Care…
    Hope your weekend is going well…we have a lull in rain so far 10+ inches(but we need it so I am not complaining, though the electric being off for over 4 hours was trying LOLs..)
    )0(
    ladyblue

  4. Sadly JT is too picky for her own good 😦 I adore these beauties though. JT loves when I roast Chicken though πŸ™‚

  5. We are a chickpea loving family too πŸ™‚
    I once bonded with a 200lb English Mastiff over a can (or two) of chickpeas… he let me put them in his giant mouth one by one… unlike all other treats which he would snatch at, fingers and all. Our friendship was sealed after that!

  6. We love chickpeas! Sounds so yummy (will try them with Molly slowly – such a delicate tummy….)
    This is a perfect post to get attention…speaking of attention, I don’t use twitter so putting this here for other readers who do – and might want to get WP a shout about Rumpy
    (and help Jen)
    From PiedType.com’s blog
    “Note to WP bloggers: If you think is worthy of being Freshly Pressed, tweet it to WP at @freshly_pressed. I’d been told there was no way to nominate a post, but today’s WordPress newsletter says: β€œDid you read something in the Reader that you think is Freshly Pressed material? Feel free to leave us a link, or tweet us @freshly_pressed.”

    1. Please don’t feed your dog…garlic…salt or fried foods. Garlic has recently been proven to be toxic to K9s and we all know that salt is bad for them too and really…who doesn’t know that oils and fried food are bad for their dog?

    1. Please don’t feed your dog…garlic…salt or fried foods. Garlic has recently been proven to be toxic to K9s and we all know that salt is bad for them too and really…who doesn’t know that oils and fried food are bad for their dog? Just give them the chick peas uncooked raw but put them in a food processor first. Don’t buy the ones with flavors! You are not eating them…your dog is. Dogs don’t need and usually react poorly to a lot of human foods, spices and herbs. I uses the “KISS” method. “Keep IT Simply Stupid”. Chick peas are awesome for your dog. So don’t screw it up by add stuff to it that will hurt them. Do the research!

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