How to Dehydrate Food at Home Plus Recipes, and Tips for Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, and more!

Welcome to Easy Food Dehydrating! Here you’ll uncover the incredible art of how to dehydrate food to remove moisture from:

How to Dehydrate Fruit
How to Dehydrate Vegetables
How to Dehydrate Meats
How to Dehydrate Seafood

Check out the best way to dehydrate any the above by simply clicking on their images.

Dehydrate Food: The Easy Way!

We're all about showing you how to dehydrate food ~ the easy way!

  • On our fruit page, learn how long and at what temperature to dehydrate everything safely - from apples to oranges.
  • The vegetables page explores dehydrating vibrant greens, starchy potatoes, pungent garlic, and more.
  • Discover the keys to properly drying meats (see our beef jerky recipe!), plus seafood (shrimp, tuna, and salmon).
  • Fresh or frozen fruits, veggies, and meat simply lose their moisture, not flavor or quality, when dehydrated and stored properly.

Snacks for You and Your Dog

Create scrumptious flavor-concentrated snacks and ingredients that store beautifully like fruit roll-ups, and let's NOT forget your best friend - your dog! See how easy it is to make your own dog food.

Benefits of Dehydrating Food for Long-Term Storage

Dehydrating is worth the time commitment thanks to savings, flexibility, and nutrition preservation perks.

  • Bulk buy ripe in-season produce or meat on sale then dehydrate surplus so nothing goes to waste.
  • Enjoy out-of-season fruits year-round for far less.
  • Customize snacks with quality ingredients without the artificial additives too.
  • Another plus - lightweight storage after drying maximizes space versus canned goods and bulky frozen foods.
  • And nutrients, antioxidants, and flavors remain potently intact for months on end when stored away from damaging light, air, and moisture.

For best taste on a budget plus stocking ahead - embrace dehydrating everything from bananas to beef with abundant benefits readily in reach.

Dehydrate plump strawberries into sweet fruit leathers, crisp zucchini into tangy chips, juicy pineapple into tropical candy – the possibilities are endless!

How to Dehydrate Food and Safely Store Your Ingredients

Did you know, dehydrating food concentrates flavors and textures - all the while preserving nutrients?

Slash food waste. No more rotten potatoes that are the worst smell on planet Earth - they stink!

STOP throwing food away and how to safely store it in our free Six Simple Steps eBook.

Take a look at my examples below. I use vacuum-sealer bags all the time! When you want to stow food away for long-term, use Mylar bags and place 3 or 4 of your vacuum-sealed packages inside it and seal it. Write on the date and its contents with a felt-tipped marker.

If you're looking to store dried foods for short-term usage, try Mason jars. I love the way they look on my shelves!

Click on any of the images below to learn much more about their uses and where to get them.

Food Vacuum Sealer Bags
Mylar Bags
Mason Jars
FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer
Excalibur Food Dehydrator
Nesco Food Dehydrator

Ideal Storage Containers for Dried Food

Here's a list of storage containers and MUST HAVES!

For long-term storage, you must use Oxygen Absorbers to help protect your dehydrated goodies because they slow oxidation (where things turn brown) and regulate moisture (because they absorb it) which inhibits mold. Plus they take care of pesky pests. (Try saying that five times fast).

For daily use of dried foods inside my Mason jars, I skip using an Oxygen Absorber.

Consider using a food vacuum sealer to draw the air out of the bags, plus they do a fantastic job of sealing the bag tight... air tight, that is!

Master the Art of How to Dehydrate Food

Learn all about food dehydrating via my options below: Paperback, or eBook. If you prefer to listen while doing other things, or just want to sit back with your feet up, choose my Audiobook.

Heck, get all three! Just kidding.

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Easy Food Dehydrating
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Food Storage


Easy Food Dehydrating eBook

Easy Food Dehydrating
& Safe
Food Storage


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Easy Food Dehydrating
& Safe
Food Storage


How to Dehydrate Food ~ Udemy Online Courses

If you love a good instructional video course, then check out my courses on the Udemy platform.

I have my "Classic 3-hour course" Food Dehydrating Made Easy!, and my "All you need to know in one hour" Food Dehydrating~101 course.

Food Dehydrating Made Easy

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You'll learn all you need to know
about food dehydrating
and then some!

Food Dehydrating ~ 101

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Enroll in either of Susan's Udemy courses today and learn the ins and outs of dehydrating food safely at home. Did you know? You get LIFETIME access to all Udemy courses!

Don't forget to pick up your free copy of Six Simple Steps and/or How to Grow & Dehydrate Herbs.