One of the most difficult parts of maintaining a gluten-free diet is finding delicious and satisfying snacks. Preparing snacks ahead of time can help you fight hunger and keep your diet on track. You can make a delicious, gluten-free treat with these simple snack ideas.
Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a healthy and satisfying gluten-free dessert alternative, homemade popsicles are a great option. Simply toss whatever fresh fruit you have around the house into your juicer and mix with a simple syrup made from two parts sugar to one part water. Add the juice to a mold to freeze, and you’ll have a healthy treat when your sweet tooth strikes.
Packed with protein and fiber, trail mix is a great gluten-free snack to take on the go. Make your own by toasting up an assortment of Hickory Farms‘ gourmet nuts and combining them with the dried fruit of your choice. Feel free to add a little something sweet, such as chocolate chips.
Give your nuts a delicious makeover with a Spiced Cherry Crunch Mix. Just beat an egg white until frothy and combine with sugar and spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold your nuts, dried cherries and orange zest into the mixture and bake.
Transform your extra herbs and greens into a delicious pesto for your veggies. In a food processor, blend together an assortment of herbs and greens, such as basil, cilantro, or spinach, with a handful of nuts, a dash of cheese and some garlic. Pulse the mixture until broken down before streaming in olive oil to form a nice, thick paste.
Warm up in the winter cold with a simple vegetable soup. Make a big pot ahead of time and freeze individual portions to eat later. Top everything with shredded cheese and serve with gluten-free bread.
With these simple snacks and the delicious fruits and nuts in our Hickory Farms’ Fresh from the Farm basket, you’ll satisfy your hunger with treats so delicious; you won’t even miss the gluten for a second!