Freeze-dried strawberries look really neat in the store; but when you get them home, do you toss them in the cupboard where they sit indefinitely? Freeze-dried strawberries are so versatile and perfect for off-season nutritional value that it’s a shame not to use them to their full potential. The following list should give you some ideas on how to make the most of your freeze-dried strawberries:
1. Cereal. This one is easy! Toss a handful of freeze-dried strawberries onto your favorite cereal. Hint: Let them sit in the milk for a few minutes before adding the cereal. It’ll help soften and plump up the berries so they’re less chewy.
2. Take about a cup of freeze-dried strawberries and soak them in equal parts of water. Once the berries have absorbed most of the water, toss them into the freezer. Once frozen, they’re perfect for adding to smoothies and milk shakes.
3. Try substituting freeze-dried strawberry slices into muffin recipes. Instead of adding raisins or cranberries, try the freeze-dried strawberries for a new twist on an old recipe.
4. Making homemade granola? Toss a handful of freeze-dried strawberry slices into the mix for a hit of sweet berry taste.
If you’ve got freeze-dried strawberry slices start using them! If you don’t, what are you waiting for? Go to Swanson Vitamins and order a truckload.