Vegetables, Fruits, Beans, Lentils, TVP, and Soup Mixes.
No time to dry your own?
Use the wide assortment of dried foods from Harmony House Foods to assemble backpacking and emergency meals.
Best Source for Dehydrated Vegetables, Beans, & Meat Substitutes
Harmony House Foods, based in North Carolina, sells dehydrated vegetables in several size options including 1-cup (approximate) zip pouches and quart-size jars. A vegetable serving size for most of my recipes is ¼ cup, so you will get approximately four servings from a pouch or sixteen servings from a jar. You save money on the larger quantity.
You also save money and get a good assortment if you buy the Harmony House Backpacking Kit which includes eighteen zip pouches of assorted dehydrated vegetables and beans.
Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chives, Corn, Jalepeno, Leeks, Mixed Vegetables, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Tomato Powder, Zucchini.
Black, Garbonzo, Kidney, Navy, Northern, Red, Pinto, Lentils, Split Peas.
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP):
Use soy-based TVP in place of ground beef and chicken. Harmony House offers unflavored and flavored varieties.
Freeze Dried Fruit:
Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Mangoes, Papaya, Pineapple, and Kiwi.
Freeze dried fruit maintains its original size, while dehydrated fruit shrinks to half or more of its original size. To get approximately the same amount of calories as dehydrated fruit, double the quantity of fruit called for in the recipe if using freeze dried fruit.
Dried Soup Mixes:
Lentil, split pea, bean, vegetable, chili, chowder... and several more dried soup blends.
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