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Dried Fruits Make the Perfect Snack

At a recent party our editorial team conducted a taste test of homemade, dried bananas chips, offering them to both kids and adults. Before we could say or do anything, the chips were consumed in a matter of minutes. One guest even took the chips to go because it was the only healthy snack his child would eat. Turns out that making this delicious treat is as easy as boiling water. Have a look at this recipe:

Step 1: Peel a ripe banana

Step 2: Slice the banana

Step 3: Place in a dehydrator tray, sprayed with a non-stick coating (we used Nesco Snackmaster dehydrator which suited our purposes perfectly)

Step 4: Turn the dehydrator on

A few hours later, you’ve got your snack! Yep. It’s that easy.

The great thing about homemade dried fruit is that it’s not laden with added sugars and preservatives as in the case with many conventional dried fruits. Using a dehydrator, you are not limited to making healthy and delicious snacks from just fruits; vegetables, spices, jerky meats and more are all great choices.

No time for home-dried cooking? Head over to Monmouth Health Food in Manasquan or Nature’s Corner in Spring Lake Heights and try the Woodstock Farms dried fruits in cranberry, papaya, fig, raisin, pineapple, apricot and more.

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