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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|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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|1 Comment

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

Freeze Dried Green Smoothie Mix

Some days there's nothing better than a quick, healthy smoothie for lunch, breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Around here we love the kale-broccoli-pineapple mixture, so we decided to freeze dry it for even faster smoothies. Just chop kale, broccoli and pineapple into bite-size pieces and place on trays. You can freeze dry all of these ingredients

By | June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Bananas

  Bananas are universally loved - but they have a short shelf life. However, if you have a home freeze dryer you can take advantage of sales or even salvage this universally loved fruit before it over-ripens. Bananas are high in fiber and potassium and are a healthy source of carbohydrates. Studies also suggest that

By | June 2nd, 2016|2 Comments

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

By | March 10th, 2016|14 Comments

Tips for Storing and Sending Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried food is much lighter than normal food. It generally retains its original shape, but because all the moisture is removed, it's practically weightless, which makes it easy to transport in an emergency and also simple to mail for dirt cheap. Freeze-dried food is also resistant to spoiling, but it can still go bad if

By | March 2nd, 2016|9 Comments