Vegetarian and Vegan Dehydrator Recipes

Here's what to do with your dehydrator

Not sure you know what to do with your new dehydrator? Here are a few of the best dehydrator recipes and uses of a dehydrator for vegetarians and vegans. Whether you're looking to make some tasty dehydrated snacks, experiment with dehydrated foods, or just preserve some fruit, there's so much you can do with your dehydrator at home.

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    Kale Chips

    Dehydrated Kale Chips

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    Kale chips made in the dehydrator are proving to be a new trendy snack–and with good reason! Dehydrator kale chips are a great way to get kids to snack on some veggies. Try making kale chips on their own or follow this simple recipe which uses sea salt and nutritional yeast for extra flavor. Yum!

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    Dry Your Own Herbs

    Drying herbs in the dehydrator

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    One of the best uses for a dehydrator is to make homemade dried herbs. If you've got an herb garden or just plenty of store-bought leftovers, turn on your dehydrator and dry them out to preserve them. Here's how to dry herbs in your dehydrator.

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    Fruit Leathers or Fruit "Roll-Ups"

    Apricot Fruit leather
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    Homemade fruit leathers or "fruit roll-ups" are a simple and vegan snack to make in your dehydrator. They're made from mostly fruit and just a bit of sweetener, so they're great for kids and raw foodists. Try experimenting with lots of different fruits to find the flavors you like best. Try apple cinnamon, or banana mango (pictured).

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    Raw Breads

    Loaf of Homemade Gluten-Free Bread with nuts
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    Raw breads do take a long time to make in the dehydrator, but their prep time is minimal, and they're so healthy. Homemade bread is always a nourishing and nostalgic way to tell your family you care. This dehydrator bread recipe uses sunflower and flax seeds with some herbs for flavoring.