Indulge in Delicious Gluten-Free Items from Hickory Farms

Switching to a gluten-free diet can result in a number of health benefits, including improved digestion, reduced inflammation and higher energy levels. However, gluten-free diets can sometimes feel restrictive and bland.

Luckily, with Hickory Farms’ delicious gluten-free products, you can enjoy the associated health benefits of a gluten-free diet, as well as a burst of bold flavor. So, jazz up your diet today with our deliciously scrumptious gluten-free items available in a variety of categories.

 

Meats

When it comes to summer sausage, you really can’t go wrong with our original Signature Beef Sausage. Featuring a mildly sweet and smoky flavor with no fillers, gluten-free has never tasted so delicious!

If you’re looking for a yummy, gluten-free entree for a family gathering, you’ll love our Honey Gold Spiral Sliced Ham. Cured with natural juices, this ham is the perfect sweet and savory dish to round out any meal.

 

Cheeses

Your gluten-free diet can include a variety of delicious cheese options. For a flavor packed treat, slice up our Jalapeno Cheddar Blend or Parmesan Herb Cheese  – they pair well with fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Sauces

With our bold selection of sauces, you can add an extra layer of flavor to any dish. Add a little heat with our Horseradish Sauce or something sweet and tangy with a dash of Cranberry Mustard.

 

Fruit Preserves

If you’re looking for versatile flavors, try our Farmstand Fruit Spreads. Our preserves, which range in flavors from Wild Blueberry to Red Raspberry, can accompany anything from gluten-free breads to hearty meats.

 

Nuts

Nuts are full of protein, fiber and texture and are also gluten-free. If you’re a purist, try our Finest Mixed Nuts Tin, featuring a combination of roasted cashews, almonds and pecans. For a burst of nutty flavor, opt for our Cranberry Sesame Nut Mix.

With Hickory Farms and these fantastic gluten-free options, improving your health with a gluten-free diet has never sounded more delicious! To view more gluten-free products, browse our website, or contact us at 800.753.8558 today.

Healthy Snacks to Eat Before Working Out

Eating a delicious pre-workout snack is the best way to give your body the fuel it needs to get through a vigorous exercise routine. Choosing snacks with the right balance of protein, carbohydrates and just a tiny bit of sugar can make a huge difference. Prepare to burn some serious calories with these great-tasting snack ideas.

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Fruit smoothies give you a burst of energy without making you feel heavy. Plus, because they’re relatively high in carbohydrates, fruits break down quickly, providing you with instant energy. To make your smoothie, blend together yogurt, Comice pears from one of our gourmet fruit baskets, a cup of the fruit juice of your choice and a handful of ice.

 

Carbohydrates come in two varieties — simple and complex. While simple carbs give you quick energy, complex carbs help maintain your energy long-term. Get the best of both worlds by topping a whole-wheat bagel, with its complex carbs, with simple carbs from our Farmstead Fruit Spreads.

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If you aren’t going to be able to eat directly before your workout, try starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal. This energy-packed breakfast staple can keep you full and energized for hours. For an even greater energy boost, top your oats with a few of our Hickory Farms mixed nuts and a couple berries.

You can’t go wrong with a simple cheese sandwich. This easy-to-prepare snack is gentle on your stomach and gives you plenty of slow-releasing carbs. Choose multi-grain bread and top it with one of our delicious cheeses, such as Hickory Farms‘ Farmhouse Cheddar.

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Greek yogurt has less sugar than traditional yogurt and provides you with a fantastic boost. Throw in a few Hickory Farms mixed nuts or a bit of trail mix to add texture.

 

With these simple snack ideas, you can bring your workout to the next level. Whether eaten alone for a simple, energy-packed snack or mixed with grains and yogurt, our Variety Snack Mix, featuring four different types of mixed nuts and trail mixes, will give your fitness the boost you need.

 

Celebrate National Pistachio Day with Hickory Farms!

We love to celebrate at Hickory Farms, and we’re currently gearing up for National Pistachio Day on Feb. 26. This day is dedicated to celebrating a great-tasting and healthy nut! It originated in the Middle East, and has become a favorite of many Americans. People living Middle East call them “smiling nuts” for the way the hull splits open and looks like a grin when they’re ripe.

You’re sure to see grins on the faces of your family members if you make any one of the three pistachio recipes we’ve collected below. Try one or all of them to see which is your family’s favorite!

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Pistachio Shortbread is a tasty treat you can make to brighten up a wintry day. Simply add pureed pistachios to basic shortbread ingredients like flour, vanilla, sugar, salt and butter. Afterwards, just bake! After cooling, serve with or without a dollop of fruity jam on top. Mmm mmm good! And at only 70 calories a serving, it’s good for your waistline too.

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Make some Chicken Salad with Grains and Pistachios for a twist on a classic dish. Shred the meat from broiled chicken breasts and toss with cooked grains like quinoa, barley, farro or rice, along with some savory garden herbs. Add a few shallots and some chopped up pistachios, and then top with light vinaigrette. You can also grill the chicken breasts, but remember to remove the skin to keep it healthy.

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This Poached Pear Tart with Caramelized Pistachios is a decadent treat you can make by poaching pears from our Hickory Farms Crown Comice Pear Gift Basket with a fruity red wine like Zinfandel and some orange and lemon zest. Add pistachios to a pastry cream mix, then add more nuts, sugar and water over high heat to make a caramel syrup to pour over your crust. Delicious!

 

All of our recipes can be made with pistachios from Hickory Farms Grand Nut Party Assortment Gift Tin. Call 1.800.753.8558 or visit www.hickoryfarms.com to place your order today!