Quick & Nutritious Breakfast Ideas

 

We all have those harried mornings when everyone is rushing out the door with no time for a sit-down family breakfast. However, that doesn’t mean nutrition has to be left on the back burner. Hickory Farms makes six different flavors of Farmstand Fruit Spreads — Red Raspberry, Cherry, Wild Blueberry, Blackberry, Apricot and Strawberry. You can quickly spread these delicious flavors on some toast, biscuits or a bagel for your busy family members to enjoy as they head out for the day.

Check out some other quick and easy breakfast ideas below for mornings when time is short.

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Keep it Light

You can’t go wrong with fruit and cheese. Apple slices go particularly well with sharp cheddar. Toss in some walnuts for protein and you’ll have a well-balanced meal. Hickory Farms stocks a full selection of fruits, cheeses and nuts in gourmet gift boxes at varying prices.

Make your own granola using our Dried Fruit Collection, with its assortment of white and yellow peaches, plums, mangoes, almonds and other fruits. Fill a small container or baggie to snack on when your energy flags during the afternoon slump.

You can also make nutritious breakfast smoothies with any combination of fruit, fat-free plain yogurt, a dash of skim or soy milk, honey and ice. Just puree in a blender for a delicious option when time is at a premium, but you need a healthy start to your morning.

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Quick & Hearty

Huevos Rancheros, made with slices of hard-boiled egg, cheese and Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham tucked into a tortilla, is a hearty, tasty beginning on a cold winter morning. It’s a perfect choice when eating on the run.

No matter the season, Hickory Farms is fully stocked year round with gourmet delights and gift baskets designed for every gift-giving occasion, along with staples to keep your own pantry full.

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Birthday Gifts for Foodie Friends

Have you been racking your brain trying to think of the perfect birthday gift for a friend? For the foodie friend that seems to have it all, your personal touch and a little TLC will go a long way toward making their birthday gift extra special. Give the food enthusiasts in your life a wonderful gift they won’t forget with these fantastic food basket ideas.

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Decadent truffles are a truly special treat. Make your own by melting chocolate, amaretto,and vanilla in a double broiler. Cool the mixture before forming into small balls rolled in sugar and cocoa. Wrap your truffles in a festive box and present the lucky birthday person with your treats, accompanied by a box of Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles. This decadent combination of sweets will be a perfect alternative to the classic birthday cake.

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Give your friends the gift of a great, homemade Italian meal. Make a fun pizza kit by wrapping homemade pizza dough, a cup of sauce and an assortment of toppings together. Include our Cheddar Flight with Salami for a great antipasti course.

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Spice it up by making homemade hot sauce. In a large pan, boil down vinegar, carrots, onion, lime, garlic, salt and your favorite type of peppers. Blend and strain the mixture. After it’s cooled, ladle the sauce into small bottles with cork tops and design your own custom label. Finish by placing the sauce in one of our gourmet food baskets for a truly unique touch.

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Everybody loves an evening spent outside by the fire. Treat your friend to homemade hot cocoa and marshmallows tucked into cute mugs. Add it to our Pack and Go Picnic Tote, so they’ll have everything they need for a great fireside meal.

 

Give the gift of an easy breakfast by combining pancake makings, including dry ingredients and an assortment of dried nuts and fruits, together in a cute bag. Pair the gift with our Farmstand Fruit Spreads, so the birthday person can find their favorite flavor combinations.

By combining these simple treats with our collection of Hickory Farms Birthday Gifts, you can create memorable presents for all your foodie friends.