The Health Benefit of Smoothies

Smoothies taste great, are good for your health, and are best when they are made with nutrient dense ingredients. When made with natural, all real ingredients, like fruits and vegetables, they are a wonderful option for a meal or healthy snack. Drinking a smoothie for breakfast helps get you hydrated for the day, something that coffee […]

Did Astronauts Really Eat Freeze-Dried Ice Cream?

When talking about freeze-dried food with someone, it usually isn’t very long before a question about freeze-dried ice cream comes up. Any space-loving kid can tell you the reason everyone has heard of freeze-dried ice cream is because astronauts love to eat it. Also known as astronaut ice cream or space ice cream, freeze-dried ice […]

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – It’s Never Too Late to Celebrate

August 2nd of every year is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, this is one holiday you can enjoy all year. Freeze dried ice cream sandwiches are probably everyone’s favorite treat when they start experimenting with their Harvest Right home freeze dryer. Whether you choose a full-fat brand or a […]

Celebrate National Dairy Month With Freeze Dried Dairy

June is National Dairy Month and is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy products contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. We all know dairy products have a short shelf life in your […]

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Can you believe there’s a holiday for cheesecake lovers? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is May 26th. From its earliest beginnings, to its current iconic status around the world, this creamy cake remains a favorite for people of all ages. Cheesecake is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar on […]

Our Favorite Recipe for Random Act of Kindness Day

February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day, but we don’t think the celebration should be limited to just one day a year. Sometimes we hear stories from our home freeze dryer community about how they’ve used their freeze dryers to perpetrate Random Acts of Kindness, or to help their friends and neighbors by […]

Make Ahead Holiday Breakfasts

If your house is anything like most of ours, holidays begin with big family breakfasts. The problem is, if you’re cooking a big Christmas or New Year’s dinner, there’s no room or counter space to also cook a big breakfast for everyone. That’s where your freeze dryer comes in. Breakfast foods freeze dry so well […]

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Dairy

Freeze-dried dairy products are some of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your pantry. Dairy is not only easy to freeze dry, it’s easy to rehydrate and use in recipes. For example, yogurt is high in protein, so adding it to your breakfast oatmeal adds to the nutritional content. Yogurt drops are a […]

Freeze Drying Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

One of the best summer lunches (or snacks) is a bowl of cottage cheese with ripe cherry tomatoes. The acid in the tomatoes cuts through the creamy cottage cheese for the perfect alternating-bite experience. Low-fat cottage cheese is a healthy way to stay full, and tomatoes are full of lycopean, which helps fight cancer. Freeze […]

4 Unique Foods You Can Freeze Dry

Providing healthy, fresh food to your family can be challenging—especially when your life is full of deadlines, carpools, homework, after-school activities, and everyday chores. Canning and dehydrating food helps, but each of those processes robs food of nutritional value and even when you freeze your food to retain the nutrition, it comes with an expiration […]