Watch for those sales on canned goods.
When you find a really, REALLY good deal, buy as many as you can afford and stash them in a cabinet, under the bed, wherever.
- Make sure they are plain veggies, beans, whatever
- Read the labels to make sure they do not have high fructose corn syrup or other Nutrational Nasties
- Avoid anything on the lable that you can’t pronounce or you aren’t sure what it is
- Most foods only need a little salt or possibly ascorbic acid (vitamin C stuff that maintains color)
- Avoid highly seasoned products
- Avoid anything that is seasoned with fats, gravies, sauces, etc.
Here are some canned black beans I dehydrated. They will tend to split a bit, but that has no affect on the taste. They will be hard and maybe a bit crumbly.
Why do you dehydrate canned foods?
- It takes less space
- They will keep longer
- They weight substantially less, so it’s easier to transport them in an emergency situation
What do you do with dehydrated canned foods?
- Use them in Thermos Bottle Cooking
- Add them so soups and stews
- Use them in casseroles
- If it is beans, combine them with cooked dehydrated rice for a more digestible meal
- When you rehydrate them, add the following dehydrated ingredients to jazz up the meal
- Bell peppers
- Herbs and spices
- Ground meat