How To Make Healthy Dehydrated Fruit Snacks-Strawberries

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Today it is all about how to dehydrated fruit snacks-strawberries! These are great as a snack or added to a salad. No chemicals or preservatives. If you have a garden full of strawberries, it would be even cheaper to make these. I buy my strawberries because it’s really hot here in Southern Utah and I haven’t figured out YET how to grow really juicy strawberries! That is on my to do list for the next growing season.

How To Dehydrate Strawberries:

1. wash the strawberries and remove the stems

2. slice as evenly as possible because they will dry more uniformly. I like to use this tool: Chef’n Strawberry Slicester Hand-Held Strawberry Slicer. Call me lazy but this makes the strawberries all the same width.

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Here I am slicing the fresh strawberries with zero chemicals or preservatives into a bowl. I am getting them ready to dehydrate naturally in an Excalibur Dehydrator. You can slice them by hand of course, or slice them with a strawberry slicer to make them more uniform in size.

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Here I am spreading the freshly sliced strawberries in a single layer on the drying rack above. My Excalibur dehydrator states to set the temperature at 135 degrees. These took four hours to dry. Now remember, the time to dry will always depend on the humidity of the room in which you are drying them.

How To Dehydrate Strawberries-Healthy Snack | by FoodStorageMoms.comHere are the dehydrated strawberries. Yep, there are some strawberries missing in this picture…my grandkids kept eating them! Love it!

Strawberry Health Benefits:

1. Vitamin C is a great immune booster

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2. Vitamin C protects our eyes from getting cataracts

3. Fights the bad cholesterol

4. High in antioxidants

5. Great for helping stop inflammation in arthritis

How To Use Dehydrated Strawberries:

1. throw a handful into a fresh spinach salad, add some almonds and homemade poppy seed dressing

2. throw some into lunch boxes for lunchtime snacking

3. throw some into a bag to munch on while parked waiting for music or sport lessons

4. add some to homemade muffins

5. sprinkle some on pancakes before flipping the pancake to add a special flavor

You can see why we keep reading to load up on fruits and vegetables. Life is good when our body is strong and healthy.

Ingredients
  • Strawberries, washed and sliced
Instructions
  1. Place the strawberries in a single layer and dehydrate at 135 Degrees (Excalibur Dehydrator). Please check your dehydrator for its specific temperature. These took about 4 hours. The dehydrating time all depends on the humidity where you are dehydrating them.
  2. No chemicals or preservatives needed if you eat them within 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container.

Comments

  1. I sooooo want one of those slicers, Linda! It looks so much easier than slicing with a knife. I might have to get one, just so I can try dehydrating some strawberries. I’ve never done them, myself, but I have had freeze dried. The slicer would be great for freezing them, or for quickly fixing strawberries for shortcake, too. Oh, oh… now I want strawberry shortcake! Have a great day! Hugs, Mare

  2. That slicer looks great!

  3. Ann Dudley says:

    I have really loved your site. The info has sparked ideas for me. Thanks.

  4. Hi Linda – I FINALLY got my dehydrator as a gift from my wonderful husband 🙂 So I have scrounging your dehydrator posts — I will update you on my progress! We dehydrated a pineapple yesterday and I threw the pieces into my oatmeal this morning and it was delicious!

    • Hi Savannah, oh my gosh I love hearing this! I love dehydrated pineapple! Woohoo! Great gift and it’s ready for the fruits and vegetables coming soon in gardens and farmer’s markets. Watch for sales on frozen vegetables, they are clean, cut and ready to dehydrate for soup next fall and winter! I’m so excited for you! Linda

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