This is a continuation of our 10 Items That Make Being Paleo Easier series. Click here to check out the other posts and recommendations.
ITEM #3 – A GOOD DEHYDRATOR
One of the tougher things about going Paleo is having snacks handy, especially when you’re on the go. Sure, carrying around a bunch of nuts is great, but that gets kind of old eventually. Plus, what do you do if you want something sweet or you want some jerky that doesn’t have soy or added sugar?
We did some research, and ended up setting on the Nesco Snackmaster, which was both incredibly highly rated on Amazon (4.5 out of 5 stars with over 2,200 reviews) as well as very reasonably priced at $69.99.
The first thing we did was make a batch of apple cinnamon chips and, compared to what we were able to do in the oven, we were able to make a lot more chips and, in general, they were a lot better. (Making a lot more came in handy since all our son did for the next three days was ask us for apple chips.)
All things considered, I would probably put this toward the bottom of the list if I were ranking the top-10 in order, but if you’ve already got a lot of the other things on the list or you’re just someone who likes to have a lot of dried fruits and jerky, this is definitely something you should consider.
What’s your favorite dehydrator recipe? Have you ever tried making your own kale chips in a dehydrator? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with the community.