Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of any diet and although fresh fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious, freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables come in a close second and make excellent survival food. Fruits and vegetables can be used as accompanyments or side dishes for a main entreé or can stand alone as a snack in between meals.
If you've ever had a breakfast cereal with 'real strawberries' in it, then you've had freeze dried fruit. Edible in its freeze dried state or rehydrated, freeze dried fruit makes a tasty and nutritious snack. When eaten dry, freeze dried fruit has a nice crunchy texture that many people enjoy. When rehydrated it takes on a texture similar to fresh fruit. Dehydrated fruit is generally eaten dry and has a slightly sweeter and more concentrated flavor. If you've ever had dried apple rings or banana chips, you've had dehydrated fruit.
Dried fruits are a particularly kid-friendly snack food that is always fast and easy, leaves no mess, and is a healthy alternative to cakes, muffins, and other 'snack' foods.
Ideas for your survival food fruits
A handful of dried fruit is a great snack on the trail and can also be combined with nuts and granola (and chocolate if you like) to make a homemade trail mix.
Try adding dried fruit to your morning oatmeal, cottage cheese or cereal.
Make a dessert extra special by adding some fruit on top. You can even add water and cook the fruit a bit to make a syrup.
A serving of fruit can make a kid-friendly side dish for any entreé.
Many of our customers like to have a healthy supply of shelf stable vegetables on hand in addition to their main meal entrées. Planning and creating a successful survival food supply is all about finding the right balance of nutrition, menu variety, and taste to suit all members of your family. While there are plenty of main entrée choices among the manufacturers of food storage supplies, it is always useful to have additional side dish and supplementary options available to you. Vegetables can be a healthy snack or side dish for most any meal. Some vegetables can be eaten in the dry state (think Wasabi Peas), others are more pleasant when rehydrated.
Ideas for your survival food vegetables
Make your own Wasabi Peas by tossing freeze dried peas in your favorite flavoring.
Add practically any vegetable to rice for a healthy vegetarian meal option.
Have an extra veggie side with any entrée.
Rehydrate and mash to make your own healthy baby foods.