Monday, September 21, 2009

Baked Pumpkin or Winter Squash


Try this easy-to-make baked pumpkin or winter squash treat- packed with nutrition - dogs LOVE this!
Baking Method
  • Cut the pumpkin or winter squash into pieces and discard the stem section, seeds and stringy pulp.
  • Rub the surfaces with olive oil
  • In a shallow baking dish, place the pieces face down and cover with foil.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for about 1½ hours for a medium-sized sugar pumpkin, or until tender.
  • Once the baked pumpkin has cooled, scoop out the flesh and puree or mash it.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of the baked pumpkin/squash to the food.

Pumpkin is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.