Enjoy Gluten-Free Snacks with Hickory Farms

Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? Along with keeping up with your exercise regiment, it is also important that you choose the right foods. Try practicing a gluten-free diet to experience these impressive health benefits.

Gluten-free and your health

In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance has risen considerably. This has led to an increase in the research that has been done on gluten in the diet. Many of these studies have shown that eliminating gluten from your meals can have some amazing effects, including lower cholesterol levels, improved digestive health, and increased energy.

In addition to eliminating allergens, another reason that gluten-free diets are so effective is simply because you often find gluten in heavily processed foods. Giving up these types of food is inherently good for you. Because of this, many individuals who switch to a gluten-free diet also report weight loss as one of the benefits.

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Hickory Farms’ Gluten-Free Options

If you love Hickory Farms’ products but are considering switching to a gluten-free diet, you don’t need to worry. A number of our best-loved treats are completely gluten-free.

Fruit fans on a gluten-free diet will be excited to find out that they can still enjoy a number of our fresh fruit baskets, such as our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box, as well as our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection, featuring dried apricots, pears, plums, and mango.

If you love meat, Hickory Farms has you covered. Try our Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham or our brand new Dry Aged Salami.

HoneyGold Ham from Hickory Farms

For those of you who are concerned that you won’t be able to satisfy your sweet tooth on a gluten-free diet, you will be relieved to hear that we offer three gluten-free sweet treats: our Famously Thin Peanut Brittle, Mini Melt Aways, and Peppermint Snow Mints.

Embrace a healthy gluten-free diet without having to give up your favorite treats by bringing home these delicious Hickory Farms gluten-free snacks.

Health Fix – Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes

Sticking to a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to give up eating delicious foods with bold flavors. You can enjoy a healthy and scrumptious meal any time of the day with some fantastic gluten-free recipes and a couple ingredients from our Hickory Farms gift baskets.

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Polenta with Eggs and Zucchini

Start your day off the right way with a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Try making your own polenta by bringing a mix of milk and chicken broth to a boil before whisking in corn meal and allowing the mixture to thicken. Prior to removing it from the heat, shred a handful of our Farmhouse Cheddar Blend into the pan, and stir until melted and gooey.

In another skillet, start sautéing a mixture of zucchini, onions and rehydrated dried tomatoes, while poaching your eggs in a separate skillet. After you’re done cooking, start building a yummy breakfast by layering the polenta in a bowl with the veggies and eggs on top.

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Source: Bon Appétit

Roasted Cabbage and Apples with Sausage

With just the right amount of sweet and savory, cabbage and sausage is a classic combination. Start by roasting chopped cabbage with a bit of vinegar, thyme, onion and a diced apple until the mixture is soft and wilted. 

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While the cabbage is cooking, cut our Signature Beef Summer Sausage into slices and brown them in a skillet. Finish this dish by arranging the sausage on top of the cabbage mixture and serving with a side of our Cranberry Mustard.

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Baked Tomatoes

For a simple, yet nutrient packed gluten-free dish, whip up these easy stuffed tomatoes. Start by cooking a few cups of quinoa, and then tossing in some green chilies, corn, a handful of our mixed nuts and a gracious amount of our Smoked Pepper Jack cheese. Then, simply stuff the mixture into a core-less and seedless tomato, and bake until it’s soft and the cheese is a nice golden brown.

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Source: Bon Appétit

Sweet Potatoes

With tons of vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes make a fantastic side. Simply slice the potatoes and roast. After you’re done, top the potatoes with our chopped Holiday Spiced Almonds and a bit of our Smoked Blue Cheese.

With these fantastic gluten-free recipes and a handful of ingredients from Hickory Farms, eating healthy has never tasted so good!

Gluten-Free Cheese Spreads Make for Healthy Snacks

Hickory Farms specializes in producing quality snacks that taste great and are also healthy for busy families on the go. Our line of gluten-free products can easily complement any special diet with a punch of bold flavors. Below are some great-tasting gluten-free recipe ideas you can make at your next family gathering, or when you’re rushing out the door.

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  • You can make a plate of low-fat quesadillas with your choice of meat, including chicken, ground beef or steak. You can even use our Garden Vegetable Spread to give them an extra burst of flavor.
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  • Use some of our delicious Bacon and Green Onion Cheese Spread as a base for a savory cheese ball. These fun-size snacks are perfect for any summer gathering and are super simple to make. Served with some Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers, it’s sure to be an instant hit.
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  • Make a Mediterranean feast by whipping up a Pepperoni Pizza Spread using all your favorite pizza ingredients like pepperoni, olives, peppers, mushrooms and onions. Blend everything together with a Garlic Mozzarella Spread. This scrumptious spread tastes great on warm crusty Italian bread, bread sticks or crackers, making it a hearty appetizer or an impressive side dish.
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  • Another Italian staple is Stringy Garlic Bread. Just spread some Garlic Mozzarella Spread on French or Italian Bread, and pop it into the oven until it’s golden brown. This dish tastes great as a stand alone side and also pairs wonderfully with some marinara sauce.

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We know our customers lead busy lives, so we try to make your shopping experience as smooth as possible. We even make eating healthy an easy task with our delicious ingredients. Our gluten-free spreads come in a variety of flavors, including Bacon and Green Onion, Garlic and Mozzarella and Garden Vegetable.

Just pick up the phone and call 800.753.8558, or browse our website for 24-hour ordering ease. You can also use our handy store locator to find a location near you.