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Butternut Bites

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

A treat for you and your pet

For the avid pet lover, here is a vegan pet recipe that is also a tasty snack for pet parents. Lucy Postins, founder of The Honest Kitchen, has created hundreds of recipes for pets and wants other pet lovers to share healthy meals with their furry friends, too. Here is one of Postins' vegan pet recipes featuring winter squash (loaded with antioxidants) and cranberries (good for urinary tract health).

A treat for you and your pet

The Honest Kitchen

A treat for you and your pet

Stop by and you'lll find a tasty and healthy selection of dehydrated, human-grade natural dog food and natural cat foods. In addition, you can order Postin's cookbook Made out of Love a unique compendium of meals and treats that you can prepare for (and some to actually share with) your pawed pals. Some recipes include The Honest Kitchen products and many are simply made from ingredients that you’d find in your own kitchen. There are recipes to cook and some to serve raw, as well as a special section on "medicinal meals" for special needs pets. Made out of Love also includes lots of beautiful photographs of finished recipes, raw ingredients and even a few canine taste testers.

Butternut Bites


  • 1 cup boiled and mashed butternut squash*
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon agave


  1. Preheat the oven to 370 degrees F. and butter a large cookie sheet.
  2. Combine the cooked, mashed butternut squash with the oatmeal, cranberries, yeast and agave.
  3. Mix well so that all the ingredients are very thoroughly combined.
  4. Using a teaspoon, scoop small balls on to the buttered cookie sheet.
  5. Make sure they are evenly spaced out about 1 inch apart and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Allow the bites to cool, and then add these nutritious goodies to your dog’s usual meal or serve them as individual treats!

*Cook's note: Substitute sweet potatoes, pumpkin, or other winter squash, for a change.

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