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Dehydrated Vegetables and meals are an excellent method of food preservation
Whether you’re a homesteader, prepper or outdoor enthusiast, you’ll appreciate dehydrated food. Dehydrating as a method of preservation uses less resources than canning or freezing. If you’re into hiking or backpacking, dehydrated meals, veggies or meat are lightweight to carry. We love making dehydrated kale chips as a healthy snack.
Dehydrated foods can also be re-hydrated into meals
I was recently given a copy of Prepper’s Dehydrator Handbook: Long-term Food Storage Techniques for Nutritious, Delicious, Lifesaving Meals to review. There are many things I love about this book!
Dehydrated vegetables have different textures once preserved and re-hydrated
One of my favorite things about this book was the details in not only how to dehydrate vegetables or meat, but also what the texture will be once re-hydrated.
For example, peppers
This is a great book for those interested in using and learning how to use a food dehydrator to dehydrate!
Learn how to dehydrate vegetables, fruits, meat, and even make healthy ‘flour’ like coconut flour. The list of fruits and vegetables you can dehydrate is extensive and she offers short-term and long-term food storage information. She’ll go over the types of dehydrators (See my food dehydrator review) and food dehydration basics.
Shelle Wells also offers recipes for how to use your dehydrated food to create meals
Great dehydrated recipes include Garlic Creole Spiced Squash Nests or Hashbrown Mix in a Jar!
Whether you’re a prepper, homesteader or love using your food dehydator, this books is super handy to have around. I highly recommend it. 🙂
Have you dehydrated vegetables or food before? What do you like to dehydrate?
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.