Since I don't feed our dog bones or any of those rawhide ears or snouts, I wanted to find him something he could chew on besides everything else that happens to be laying around the house. He loves veggies and fruit so I found some dehydrated sweet potato treats, and boy does he love them. I purchased several brands to be sure it was the potatoes and not the brand, but they are not cheap!
After the third bag, I decided that I could make these myself, so I purchased a food dehydrator and started dehydrating everything!
After I tried this experiment, I decided that anything is game.
Here in Michigan, the summer has been really mild, we have a few warm days followed by cool days so our tomatoes are growing but not ripening fast enough. We had a warm spell and they grew big but took weeks to ripen so they are large and mushy with not much flavor. Well... I stuck them in the dehydrator to see what would happen, and OMG tomato chips are my new favorite snack. The mushy tomatoes are crisp and bright with color and intense flavor and I can take them with me anywhere to snack on. Love them. Kale is another yummy treat when it is dehydrated. Oh and fruit leather.... throw your over ripe fruit into the blender with some lemon juice, into the dehydrator and boom, you have fruit leather the next day!
|Fresh tomatoes with some salt before|
|A different variety|
|And after-so good!!|