I always like a good challenge… And I’ve heard more and more people tell me you cannot dehydrate frozen vegetables. So what’s a girl to do… Go on YouTube, Pinterest and all the rest and look up recipes. So I took on the challenge and I did dehydrate a bag of frozen green beans that I purchased at Trader Joe’s.
The ultimate goal will be to learn how to dehydrate as many vegetables including frozen… So then I can make soup mixes in a jar for Christmas presents this year.
I took the bag directly from the freezer, placed them on the trays, turned the dehydrator on… My dehydrator only has one setting, and then let it run all night. The next morning I got up and they were fantastically dehydrated. All ready for soup mixes, stews, and anything else that I need.
I think this is a fantastic way to preserve food and not to waste it. I find myself many times buying fresh produce and frozen things forgetting I have them and I end up throwing them out.
On to bigger and better ways to preserving food for my family, and to also save money.
Let me know if you’ve ever dehydrated green beans frozen or fresh and how they came out.
Lynn A. C. Wilson-Resume of a Mother
How many times have you been left with bananas that you justdidn’t know what to do with, or you saw a good sale and wished you could buy abunch of them… no pun intended, and keep them for future use. I know somepeople like to freeze them for smoothies etc., but here’s another great idea.
Why not dehydrate them? I was blessed with a dehydrator forChristmas… So now I am in my kitchen trying things fast and furious to see howthey turn out.
This was one of my first attempts. I saw a lot of recipes whereyou could dip the banana slice in lemon juice, but I decided to go completelynatural and they are absolutely delicious.
- Peel the skinsoff, and I also sliced off a little bit off of each end.
- Then slice eachbanana into quarter inch slices.
- Lay them on thetrays so that they are not touching each other, otherwise they will end upsticking together.
- Depending on yourdehydrator’s instructions… Set your dehydrator to the correct setting forfruit. My dehydrator is just one setting. Or you can place them in the oven ona baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Turn your oven on to the lowestsetting and let it dehydrate that way.
- My banana slicestook about 12 hours in the dehydrator and about eight hours in the oven todehydrate completely. From everything I understand they need to be dry, not wetto the touch, and leather like in feel.
- They will stick alittle bit to your trays when they are done… but with a little tug they peelright off.
- Store in anairtight container, a mason jar, or a storage bag.
A great way to have a healthy snack… Or add to your oatmeal inthe morning.
Comment below if you have ever hydrated bananas and what yourexperience has been. Have you done it with or without lemon juice… addedcinnamon or honey? I’d love to hear from you!
From Lynn’s kitchen…
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
Simple and Natural is how we look at this. We get asked all the time if the chiropractor and Epilepsy really work well together. Now let me say that I am not a doctor and I am not in the medical profession at all….but I live with my Epileptic husband for over 30 years. With that being said…I know my husband better than any doctor. I have been asked over and over to explain things in detail to the doctor (since my hubby usually doesn’t know himself), as to what is happening in his life and with his seizures. Most times…the doctor remarks on how well I really know what is going on better than most “professionals”.
So getting back to chiropractors…..YES, YES, YES they really do work. If you are not familiar with going to one, don’t be alarmed by them. They are not doing anything against what your body was designed to do …quite the contrary. The best way to describe it is that they will get your spine back in line which works hand in hand with your immune system and all your other organs in your body.
After my husband has had a seizure…..most times if he was walking or standing he will crash-land on the floor. Then we will find that he has hit is head, twisted his body by the way he fell or what he fell into. Sometimes…it is only a day or two later that he will notice that something doesn’t seem right. For example….about a month ago he was walking in a restaurant….as he had a seizure he dropped his plate on the floor in front of him….then ended up taking a few steps backwards, and then we guess he stiffened up and fell straight back and slamming his head and entire body to the floor. What a jolt his body must have felt!
We went for our monthly visit to our chiropractor and he asked my hubby how things were going….as my hubby explained what had happened, he realized that his jaw was also bothering him in addition to some other things. The doctor had a look and said Graeme had the equivalent to whip-lash from the fall and had knocked his jaw out of alignment too. This is only one example of how it has helped him after a seizure.
The list for us goes on and on with the amount of help in getting these adjustments, and also just all in all general help and health. He seems to respond well to an adjustment immediately and right after an adjustment he tells me he feels more relaxed and clear-headed.
It has been over 20 years now we have been going this route and with a few other natural alternatives such as vitamins, herbs and oils…..this too has been a great supplement to his seizure meds.
I hope this helps shed any light to anyone else who struggles out there with seizures, epilepsy, ADHD and or Autism. Our family has been blessed to have these doctors in our life!
Comment below if this form of medical treatment has help you and or if you have found other alternatives that you can share. We would love to hear from you.
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother