Eat less salt by freeze drying at home

Everyone needs some salt to function. Also known as sodium chloride, salt helps maintain the body’s balance of fluids. But nearly all Americans consume more salt than they need. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average daily recommended sodium amount is 2.3 grams or less, but only about 10% of […]

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 […]

Breakfast Vegetables: Part of a Healthier New Year

Fresh starts are so exciting, which is why we love January. The cookies are gone, the parties are over, and it’s time to focus on new goals – and getting back into pants that don’t have elastic in the waist. Sure, you can join a gym or commit to a regular exercise regime, but exercise […]

Freeze Drying Cauliflower Rice and Cauliflower Potatoes

For those of you cutting down on carbs such as rice and potatoes, the magic of cauliflower can put your favorite dishes back on the menu. Cauliflower “rice” and cauliflower “potatoes” have the same consistency as real rice and potatoes. Because cauliflower is relatively bland, it can absorb your favorite savory flavors and mimic your […]

Tips for Packing Freeze-Dried School Lunches

Packing a lunch for school can save money, give you greater control over what your kids are eating, and can help you manage food allergies. Young kids can’t easily rehydrate food without hot water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your home freeze dryer to work for school lunches. Older kids may have access […]

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, timed perfectly to rain on your holiday goody parade, right? Actually, the diabetic eating guidelines are one of the healthiest and easiest eating plans you can follow, even if you don’t have diabetes. All you have to do is eat small, healthy meals regularly throughout the day. Nearly 30 […]

Freeze Drying Sweet Potatoes

The poor sweet potato. It’s not pretty so it’s often overlooked as the nutritional powerhouse that it is. Sweet potatoes are not only one of our favorite foods, dogs love them, kids love them, and they are the secret weapon of those in pursuit of weight loss without deprivation. Sure they’re strangely misshapen, but are […]

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month

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 […]

5 Healthiest Vegetables for Your Garden

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 […]

Have You Taken the Test?

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 […]