4. Cashew cream
If you haven’t used cashew cream in a meal yet, you should definitely try after reading this: Dr. Shiue calls this food “a genius invention” that actually involves soaking raw cashews in water, then blending it in order to act as a plant-based substitute for cream or milk.
“It’s a game-changer, allowing people who are avoiding animal products, dairy, and saturated fats to still enjoy the creamy flavor and texture. Like all nuts, cashews are rich in protein, fiber, iron, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat,” she continues. In a nutshell, cashew cream can be a life-saver, especially if you’re allergic to dairy.