October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month, and we think both of those things sound like good ideas. With the holidays looming, getting a jump on a healthy eating plan and a strategy to navigate the upcoming feasts can help you stay on track. Eating together, whether it's as a family or as
It's been an early spring for many parts of the country and gardeners everywhere are getting their plots ready. We like to think that home freeze dryers and gardens go together like peas and carrots; when you have a home freeze dryer you can easily preserve your entire harvest, and even plant more food and
This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority
Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.
March is National Nutrition Month, and it's right on time. Every January most of us make a resolution to eat healthier, and we even do better for awhile. However, study after study shows that dieting doesn't work for most people. In fact, dieting can slow the metabolism, increase stress, and lead to more weight gain.
Recently one of the Harvest Right team was traveling in Europe and overheard a woman in a restaurant attempting to explain to a waiter, in broken Italian, that she had broad and severe food allergies. She couldn't have fat, dairy, gluten, eggs, beans, corn, and a whole other list of foods. It was a difficult
Cooler temperatures are the start of 5K and marathon training season in many areas of the country. With the growing popularity of ultra marathons and races that last multiple days, freeze dried food is starting to hit the radar of the running community. You can buy prepackaged freeze dried food, but freeze drying your running
It's time to start planning those summer vacations, and one of the best ways to relax and enjoy an adventure is with the good old American Road Trip. Whether you're in a fancy RV, a retro pop-up camper or you've just got a car, a hammock and a dream, packing for road trips requires a careful
Adding fruits to your diet is essential to keeping yourself healthy, and growing fruit in your backyard comes with added benefits. You’ll enjoy fresh, chemical-free food and more physical activity when you grow your own. Even if you live in the city, you can grow your own fruit. It just takes some basic knowledge and a little homework. The infographic below will help you get started with your own fruit garden, no matter where you live. And, a freeze dryer is the PERFECT way to preserve all your beautiful fruits and veggies to last another 25 years. Continue reading “Growing Fruits in Your Garden Year Round” »
Of the food preservation methods, freeze drying and dehydrating seem similar, but they are actually very different processes. Dehydrating only removes some of the water from food, so dehydrated food often has a short shelf life and a sometimes a thicker, chewy-type texture. Freeze drying on the other hand removes nearly all of the water