Have you ever thought about getting a dehydrator and thought it would be too complicated? How about too much work? Think it is only for those people who like jerky? Well I am here to set things right! Dehydrated fruits and vegtables have great flavor especially once all the water has been taken out. Something is always in season and why not capitalize on them for the sake of a lower grocery bill. The kids can help too. What child would not want to make their own fruit leather?
Something to think about is dehydrated foods do not lose their nutritional value and hold their vitamins and minerals. Think about dehydrating your own herbs. Why pay those prices? By dehydrating those berries when they are in season then add them to muffins, or oatmeal in the winter. Soup is always nice in the winter, why not add your dehydrated herbs, and vegtables for a healthy soup full of flavor?
I don't know if you have ever noticed in pet stores they have treats made out of sweet potatoes. Why not dehydrate chips of sweet potatoes as a snack for your dog friends as well as yourself?
The Open Country 7 Tray Food Dehydrator has a 350w motor with even heat distribution. The machine comes with 7 drying trays which are dishwasher safe. Perfect for just starting out!
A perfect gift for someone who enjoys cooking and healthy eating is the Open Country 500W Dehydrator with Jerky Kit. This kit comes with a little bit of everything. 4 trays, 2 screens, 2 fruit roll sheets and a jerky kit that includes a large gun, 3 tips, jerky spice and cure seasoning.
For the passionate dehydrator check out the Redhead 10 Tray Food Dehydrator. This unit comes with a 800W heating element with a digital LED timer for up to 40hrs. 10 removeable trays this unit is lightweight and has 1700 square inches of drying capacity.
Why not kick off the new year by celebrating in a healthier life style.
Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator