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.

Easy Tricks to Make a Delicious Fruit Salad

A great way to get fit for spring is to eat healthfully. A healthy diet can still be delicious, especially if you include a lot of great tasting and good-for-you fruits. Hickory Farms has found a few tips to help you create some delectable fruit salads your whole family can enjoy this season.

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When possible, buy fruit in season from local vendors to ensure its freshness. Spring is a good time to buy fresh strawberries, so make sure you pick up a pint or two to add their juicy sweetness to your fruit salad.

Select fruits with the same degree of ripeness so their texture is similar. Overripe fruit doesn’t hold its integrity in a fruit salad and can make it mushy. Fruit that hasn’t ripened enough can be too tart and hard to chew.

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The most visibly appealing fruit salads have vibrantly colored fruits for extra contrast. Think bright pink watermelon, purple grapes, dark red cherries mingling with fresh blueberries, bright green slices of kiwi and juicy peaches.

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Take the time to remove seeds and pits from your fruity bites, and consider skinning your fruits as well. It’s also a good idea to keep the bites uniform in size, so it’s easier to eat. Try to use the same amount of each fruit while making the salad so everybody gets a little of each.

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When all the fruit is mixed together, pump up the volume a bit by spritzing the whole bowl with lemon or lime juice. Not only does it jazz up the flavor but the citrus juice keeps the fruit from discoloring in the refrigerator.

 

Hickory Farms Fresh Fruit Trio Gift Box is full of three essential must-haves for any fruit salad – mouthwatering Mandarin oranges, luscious Comice pears and sweet and juicy Fuji apples.

No matter the season, when you order from Hickory Farms, you’ll always get the freshest high-quality ingredients available anywhere. Call 800.753.8558 and place your order today for a speedy home delivery.

 

Bountiful Tastings: Baby Shower Fruit Baskets

A bountiful fruit plate is a light and healthy dish perfect for any spring baby shower. Rather than simply placing fruit on a platter, you can transform your fruit display into a fun decorative item that matches the shower’s theme. Add a truly unique design to your baby shower buffet with these fun ideas.

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Why put fruit in an ordinary bowl when you can serve it in a baby fruit carriage?

Starting with a watermelon, cut off most of the top half of the melon, leaving a small overhang that looks like the hood of the carriage. Then, scoop out the watermelon, leaving a light pink coating. Afterwards, finish the carriage with four wheels made of orange slices.

Inside, transform a peeled cantaloupe into an adorable baby’s face, using blueberries or grapes for eyes, a melon ball for a nose and placing a pacifier where the lips should go. Put the face at the top of the watermelon carriage and fill the rest with an assortment of your favorite fruits.

Cute animal designs are always a great option for baby showers

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You can make a fun fruit frog by topping half an apple with two marshmallows for eyes and a strawberry for bright red lips. Place the frog in the center of a platter and surround it with fruit kebabs filled with berries, melon and grapes.

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Birds made out of fruits are another great way to dress up your buffet. You can make baby owls out of grapefruit slices using blueberries as eyes and orange sections for little wings.

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Rubber ducks make a fun and simple baby shower theme. Simply create a cute fruit platter to match by layering rows of blue and purple berries. Amp up visual interest with a row of floating rubber ducks – just add a few drops of blue food coloring to the water for a pop of color.

 

You can pair any of these great baby shower fruit platter ideas with a Hickory Farms gourmet fruit basket, such as our Bountiful Tastings gift, featuring delicious fruits, nuts and cheeses. With these ideas, you’ll be on your way to hosting a memorable and delicious spring baby shower.