Summer is coming to an end, and your gardens are bursting with produce! It’s time to break out your dehydrator to start preserving your fruits, vegetables, and herbs so that you can enjoy them later on in the season or throughout the fall and winter months.
Here are some of our favorite Instagram posts that deliver awesome dehydrated food inspiration!
1. Watermelon Candy via @the_combstead
Dried “watermelon jerky” or watermelon candy is a sweet and delightful treat! It’s chewy like taffy and the flavor is reminiscent of a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Generally, you can be enjoying this homemade snack in 24 hours or less.
2. Zucchini Chips via @growforagecookferment
Skip the fatty potato chips and crunch on these! Zucchini chips can be seasoned with your favorite flavors and are completely guilt-free, so snack away!
3. Frozen Mixed Veggies via @forgetmenotstl
Let us introduce you to this meal-prepping hack! Dehydrate your mixed veggies and then freeze for long term storage. Make sure to use your vacuum sealer before sealing them away.
4. Fruit Leather Roll-Ups via @homesteading_fam_
If you have kids, this one’s for you! You’ll feel great about feeding your kids this healthy treat without any added sugar, colors, or preservatives. You’ll never buy store-bought fruit roll-ups again!
5. Kale Chips via @pheebsfoods
This light and flavorful snacks will satisfy your cravings for potato chips. Coat them with your favorite flavors and never let another leaf of kale from your garden go to waste.
6. Sundried Tomato Candies via @yaelfoodie_in_tlv
These truly are nature’s candy! Enjoy them on salads, sandwiches or right out of the jar.
7. Dehydrated Herbs via @littlegreendot
Save your abundance of fresh herbs by dehydrating them for future use.
8. Beet Chips via @afoodloverslife
These crisp, crunchy and nutritious beet chips will satisfy even the pickiest of snackers in your home! They are super flavorful and delicious.