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.

Health Fix – Gluten-Free Snacks You’ll Actually Crave

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!