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Best Camping Recipes With Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

by Hunter Kissam November 27, 2022 3 min read

Packing enough food for several full meals on a camping trip is tough, especially when you have to worry about it spoiling. While camping is synonymous with s'mores and hotdogs, you don't have to compromise your healthy eating habits or change the original flavor!

Fortunately, thanks to Harvest Right freeze dryers, you now have a whole new way to prepare your favorite meals for your trip without carrying around a heavy cooler. Let's explore Harvest Right camping recipes and learn how to freeze-dry your food for your next camping trip!

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The Benefits of Using a Home Freeze Dryer Outdoors

Using your own freeze dryer, like those offered by Harvest Right, transforms how you manage food storage for camping. Freeze-dried foods maintain their taste and nutrients and offer longer-term storage solutions without the bulk.

Best Freeze Dried Foods by Harvest Right Camping Recipes

Tasty Breakfasts: Freeze-Dried Oatmeal and Fruits

We all know how good freeze-drying fruits can taste. Well, you have options here! Consider making overnight oats that can be kept in a cooler for up to 4-5 days and adding freeze-dried fruits for some sweetness. Alternatively, freeze-dry your entire bowl of oatmeal and add some hot water to it when you're ready to enjoy!

Hearty Main Courses: Pasta and Rice Dishes

Fresh pasta and vegetables

Get as creative as you want here. Pasta dishes are incredibly popular freeze-dried meals and for good reason. You can add cheese, vegetables, pasta sauces, and more. This all rehydrates perfectly when it's time to eat.

We recommend cheese macaroni for a nice batch of comfort food on your trip!

Freeze-Dried Rice Dishes

Do you enjoy a nice rice bowl? This is a great option to rehydrate on a camping trip, and you can pack a lot of nutrition into it.

Add rice, beans, a protein of your choice (tofu is a great option!), and some vegetables. You can also add cheese, salsa, hot sauce, or corn to make it even better. Once you're ready to eat, all you have to do is slowly add hot water to rehydrate your meal!

Satisfying Stews and Soups

Stew, soup, or something similar is a great choice for freeze-drying, especially because you can't mess it up! Also, most of its total weight is from water, so freeze-drying can make it very light. When you go to eat it, it won't matter if you overdo the hot water by a little because, well, it's stew!

You can use any broth, vegetables, meat, and protein you like. Although, we recommend a good quality beef stew!

Delightful Freeze-Dried Desserts

There are plenty of snacks for freeze-drying desserts, so do whatever you want. Explore a variety of options for freeze-drying desserts. You can't go wrong. Did you know that you can even freeze-dry ice cream? Even ice cream can be freeze-dried for a unique and delicious treat in the wilderness!

Planning Your Food Preservation with a Freeze Dryer

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer and pump

Same as always, make sure you have your mylar bags ready to go, add up to 12-16 pounds of fresh food (average yield is 7-10 lbs for medium-size freeze dryer) to your stainless steel trays, check and filter your oil, and press start on the touch screen. Doing this at home is a great way to save money on healthy fresh food with a long shelf life, which is perfect for outdoor activities!

Advanced Meal Planning for Longer Camping Trips

Plan your nutrition well, especially for extended stays in the outdoors. A variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins, including legumes, nuts, and seeds, ensures a balanced diet. Remember that Harvest Right home freeze dryers can handle up to 3.5 gallons of food per batch.

Remember that Harvest Right home freeze dryers can only handle up to 3.5 gallons of food (for the large model) per batch. Because of the space and the necessary dry time, planning should begin as soon as possible. So, plan, as it can take a long time to prepare all of your meals! This is especially true with small freeze dryers.

Don’t Forget Your Furry Friends

Are you bringing pets with you? Consider freeze-drying some pet food to maintain their health and energy during the trip.

Maximizing the Use of Your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

With proper planning, your Harvest Right freeze dryer can produce up to 20 lbs of food, ensuring you don’t worry about spoilage. Freeze-drying food is the best method for preserving food with a long shelf life.

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Hunter Kissam
Hunter Kissam

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