A Healthier Chip Option

Potato chip cravings don't mess around. What to do? Easy. Skip the greasy bag of chips and make your own batch from real veggies—and little else. We love freeze dried veggie chips because they don't need refrigeration, there are no preservatives, and you can avoid allergens. Freeze dried veggies have a powerful flavor. They're the perfect crunchy

By | July 25th, 2017|11 Comments

Summer Parties Made Easier

Summer is the season of burgers on the grill, corn fresh off the cob, spicy homemade salsa, creamy potato salad, and tangy lemonade. If you have a home freeze dryer, everyone's favorite party foods are easy to make ahead, and save for later if you make a little too much. Freeze Drying Fresh Ground Hamburger

By | June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Easter Leftovers

Ham, spring vegetables and cream pies are the traditional staples of Easter dinner. If you're like most enthusiastic holiday cooks, you've made enough for an army. If you have a home freeze dryer, all that extra food can actually serve you well in the days ahead. Yes, you can even freeze dry the pie. Freeze

By | April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Healthy Bran Muffins with Powdered Freeze Dried Apples

Oat bran muffins are the perfect weekday breakfast. You can make a batch ahead on the weekend for speedy, healthy breakfasts on busy work and school days. Oat bran muffins are a healthy alternative to traditional muffin recipes because the fiber helps you feel full longer and can help control blood sugar. Apple-oat bran muffins

By | January 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

Veggie Spread

 One of your resolutions may be getting more vegetables into your family’s diet. That can be tricky if you’re one of the many people who don’t love vegetables, or if you have picky eaters in the house. Sneaking vegetables into your favorite foods is an excellent way to boost your veggie intake without reprogramming your

By | December 27th, 2016|1 Comment

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

By | December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Dried After School Snacks

There's that magical time after school and before dinner when kids turn into starving little monsters with bottomless stomachs. Actually that sounds like most of us right around 3:00 p.m., so feel free to commandeer a few portions for yourself! Managing snacks is important - healthy nibbles helps kids get through homework or sports practice

By | November 7th, 2016|3 Comments

Freeze Drying and Re-hydrating Crunchy Vegetables

It's the end of the final harvest time for many gardeners around the country. Cooling temperatures and more rain give vegetable plants a boost, so you're likely to end up with more than you can handle. Traditionally, gardeners would either can or freeze their surplus for use in winter. However, those two methods tend to do

By | October 25th, 2016|2 Comments

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

By | July 26th, 2016|3 Comments

Freeze Drying Asparagus

Let's talk about asparagus. If you're going to freeze dry one vegetable, asparagus is a good choice. Besides all of the usual vitamins, asparagus also contains chromium - a trace mineral that helps regulate blood sugar. Asparagus is also extremely high in fiber and can help reduce water retention. Asparagus comes in giant bundles that always seem

By | June 21st, 2016|0 Comments