I love candied papaya when I have a craving for something sweet. Also known as dulce de papaya, this recipe is easy to make and is a fun option to keep on hand. Once you have candied papaya, there are any number of uses.
From adding to your own trail mix to enjoying on its own, it can be made in large or small batches. Make sure that you follow the recipe though as the incorrect sugar content can make it overly sweet.
Papaya is often dried in chunks or slices for easy use, but did you know that you can turn it into a powder as well? This is a good option when you want to add it to dishes, smoothies, and more.
Many people enjoy having the powder on hand to put into frostings, glazes, and more. With the powder, you'll get subtle sweetness and flavor. It takes some time to make so make sure that you make enough for a while.
When I'm feeling tired, I turn to this recipe to make a simple no bake tropical energy bar. The bars are a simple pick me up and they're great for breakfast or for snacks.
What makes them an easy choice is that they're full of fiber and antioxidants. Kids love them and you can make enough for a few days. I take them camping and hiking for an energy boost but they're great to have at any time.
Trail mix is probably the easiest option on this list but it's a great one to try. It's an easy snack to keep on hand. If you want to have healthy snacks for you and your family, this option gives you something that's a little savory and a little sweet.
It's a good source of essential nutrients and antioxidants - bonus points!
I love this recipe because it contains dried papaya but you can also add another tropical fruit if you have it on hand. It contains chocolate chips so it doesn't seem as healthy of a choice as it is but it's a great choice!
I love the softness of these cookies and the oatmeal keeps them moist. Make a large batch as you'll be sure to go through them faster than planned!
I’m a foodie that’s slightly obsessed with drying fruits, veggies, beans, and more – especially from my own garden! It started as a hobby but became a “must” when my family fell on hard times, and my dried food stash sustained us. Now I’m always experimenting with different techniques and recipes and sharing them here!