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Spring is almost here and Summer is right around the corner!

With the warmer weather come delicious fresh veggies and fruits full of nutrients when harvested at the height of the season. If you’re like me, you have often ended up with more than you can eat before it spoils, so preserving these foods for the off-season is key.

Dehydration is a great way to preserve food without requiring a lot of storage space. It’s especially helpful in the summer, when produce is at its peak and you can get some of the best prices of the year.

For years, I have preserved the bountiful summer harvest via freezing:

But let’s face it. There’s only so much room in my freezer, so I knew I needed another alternative.

Enter my Excalibur Dehydrator.

I am IN LOVE with this awesome machine and can’t wait for summer to get here so I can really put it to work.

Now that I have a dehydrator, I want to put it to good use so I have gathered some of the best dehydrator recipes from across the Web and wanted to share them with you today! But first, here are some handy tips and tricks that I have found on how to use your dehydrator and get the most out of it:

80+ Dehydrator Recipes To Preserve the Harvest

Don’t have a dehydrator? Amazon has some stellar deals on them. I have an Excalibur 9-tray, which I love, but there are also other options out there, depending on your needs.

Fruits and Veggies


Flours, Seasoned Salts, Condiments, Sauces, Supplements, Etc.


Snacks, Desserts, Cereals, and Nuts/Seeds

What are you favorite things to dehydrate? Do you have any recipes you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!

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