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Many Families Report Large Savings On Their Grocery Bill After Buying A Food Dehydrator

By Cathy White

If you have been wondering how you can cut down on your grocery bill, a Food Dehydrator is a great place to start. Foods can be stored for a much longer period of time, so there will be less waste. And since the most popular foods to dehydrate are fruits and vegetables, you can’t help but eat more healthy; you probably won’t even think about it until your clothes start fitting better!

Food Dehydrators are not just for drying fruit anymore. While this will probably always be a favorite, especially with children, meat vegetables have also become very popular. And crafting fans have turned making dried flowers and plants into a whole subset of their own. Everyone in your family will have their preferences.

The one to go to for quick snacks, and also the easiest to make, is fruit. This is perfect to send to school with the kids, or to the playground and sports groups. You may even want to carry some with you when shopping for a quick pick-me-up! As dried fruits also tend to last the longest, they are perfect for traveling and vacations. Check the prices on the packaged dried fruits at the store and you’ll be sold on making your own.

Vegetables are a little more challenging; they have a lower acid and sugar content than fruit, which makes them slightly more prone to spoilage, so they will not last as long as fruit products. Carrots, green peppers, onion, celery, chives, and tomatoes all tend to have the best results, but you can also dry anything from artichokes, asparagus, beans, to eggplants.

Drying herbs just may become your favorite, because you can use everything from these wonderful plants – from the flower, seeds and stems, to – of course – their leaves. The plants are very compact and can be grown on you kitchen windowsill, and be kept year-round. You will probably enjoy cooking dinner a little more, as you throw in your own home-made spices and flavorings, not to mention always having a fresh supply on hand.

For a little more serious sustenance, there is meat jerky. Most people think of beef when they hear “jerky’, but it can be made form chicken, turkey, pork, even lean fish. Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions with all foods, but especially meat, because it is more prone to spoilage fruits and vegetables.

Dehydrated foods can also be re-hydrated. This is usually done when people choose to use the food dehydrating process store foods where there may not be refrigeration, or if they are traveling for extended lengths of time. Most vegetables and fruits can regain around 80% of the moisture from their original state.

After all that nutrition, you’re going to want to have some fun! Drying flowers and leaves for crafts can bring your family together and bring out the artist in anyone. Christmas will find you making dried apple or fir wreaths and dough ornaments. The rest of the year you’ll be scrap-booking, making beautiful dried flower arrangements, corsages, greeting cards – the list is endless.

Order your new Food Dehydrator today, and start saving money, getting creative, and eating healthy on the go!

Cathy White writes food dehydrator reviews to help her blog readers choose the best food dehydrators to buy. Her blog also has articles and tips on using a food dehydrator efficiently.

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White, Cathy "Many Families Report Large Savings On Their Grocery Bill After Buying A Food Dehydrator." Many Families Report Large Savings On Their Grocery Bill After Buying A Food Dehydrator. 7 Jul. 2010. 26 Jul 2014 <>.

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