Travel snacking made easy with Excalibur Dehydrators

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Dehydrated foods are simple to make, compact and light to carry, tasty and are a great way to snack and eat on the go, especially while travelling, camping, backpacking and hiking.

Here are some easy and yummy recipes to make using your Excalibur Dehydrator for your next hiking, camping or holiday getaway:

Apple Rings

Dehydrated Apples


4 large apples
1/2 cup cider vinegar or white vinegar OR ½ cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt
Cinnamon Ground (optional)


1. Peel apples and remove cores. Cut crosswise into rings about 1/8 inch thick.
2. In a shallow dish, combine salt and vinegar (or lemon juice). Dip apple rings in this mixture, one at a time, shaking off excess.
3. Place apple rings on mesh drying trays. Optional to sprinkle slices with a light dusting of cinnamon. Dry at 155°F for about 4 hours or until firm and crisp. Remove from trays, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Vegetable Chips

Dehydrated Veggies


2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Zucchini
2 Beets
1 pinch Sea Salt
Olive Oil Spray


1. Wash and dry all vegetables.
2. Thinly slice sweet potato, zucchini and beets. We recommend using a mandoline to achieve consistently thin slices.
3. Lay vegetable slices flat and spray lightly with olive oil spray.
4. Sprinkle vegetable slices with sea salt.
5. Place vegetable slices in a single layer on an Excalibur Dehydrator tray.
6. Dry at 125 degrees F for 6 to 11 hours or until all vegetable slices become crisp chips.
7. Let chips cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container

Snack Trail Mix

Dehydrated Trail Mix

1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Dried Fruit (such as chopped pineapple, blueberries, cranberries)
2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
1/2 tsp Cardamom (optional)
1 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Goji Berries
1/2 cup raw Mulberries
1/2 cup Dates, pitted and sliced
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)


1. Dehydrate your preferred fruit in an Excalibur Dehydrator
2. Soak walnuts and almonds for one hour. Drain and rinse well
3. Chop into chunks or small pieces
4. Spread chopped nuts onto Excalibur Dehydrator trays
5. Dehydrate at 145 degree F for two hours or until dry and crunchy
6. Place the nuts and remaining ingredients into a plastic bag
7.Shake vigorously for one minute
8. Store in an airtight glass jar or container at room temperature or in the refrigerator

Meat Jerky

Dehydrated Meat Jerky


3/4 cup Niulife Coconut Amino Sauce  original-250ml/
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
Approx. 1kg choice of lean meat
3/4 cup Water
1 tbsp Onion powder
Sweet leaf stevia liquid to taste


1. Cut beef steak or lean meat into Strips 1/8-1/4
2. Mix other ingredients together to create marinade then soak meat in marinade overnight.
3. Put in dehydrator on 145 degrees until dehydrated (approx. 4-6 hours)
4. Refrigerate in a storage container because it has no preservatives and only natural sodium from the coconut aminos.

Here are some of the Excalibur Dehydrators that we think you will Love

1. Excalibur 4926T – 9 Tray Food Dehydrator with Timer in Black

  • Perfect for dehydrating fruits, veggies, meats, yoghurt and more
  • On board 26 hour timer so you can set and forget
  • Thermostatic control from 41ºC to 74ºC (105ºF – 165ºF) for safe drying
  • BPA Free
  • Large tray space for heaps of food
  • Removable trays
  • Horizontal-airflow drying system for guaranteed results
  • Made in the USA

2.Excalibur 9-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4948CDB in Black with Clear Door & Preserve it Naturally Book

  • Perfect for those with large batches and happy to use the latest digital technology
  • Parallex system and Hyperwave Fluctuation technology guarantees an even, faster and better quality dried foods.
  • Shelf-life, nutritive and taste quality of the foods are not compromised.
  • Safe, easy to use and clean
  • Economic and environment-friendly
  • Made in USA

3. Excalibur 5-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4548CDB – With Recipe Guide Book

  • Designed with smaller families, gardeners and DIY people in mind.
  • The Hyperwave Fluctuation and Parallexx technology together guarantee an evenly and perfectly dried ingredient.
  • Large Drying space for a larger volume of dried produce
  • Free Preserve it Naturally Book worth $39
  • Ensures a nutritious, delicious, and safe food for the whole family to enjoy
  • Safe, easy to use and clean, economical and environment-friendly
  • Made in the USA


Which Model is Best for Me?

When it comes to Food Dehydrators, due to the quality build and feedback we have had from owners who have had Excalibur models for over 30 years, Love Your Health Australia only recommends Excalibur Dehydrators, the only choice you need to make is which one is best for you.

Whilst all the models will do a fabulous job of dehydrating your produce whether that be fruits, veggies or meat for jerky

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