Don’t add Unnecessary Calories

cashew thickerWanting to thicken up those soups, sauces, and gravies but without adding in the calories? Replace cream with cashews!
Instead of adding heavy cream to thicken up soups, sauces and gravies, try using raw cashews. Simply soak them in warm water for 20 minutes, add to a blender with enough water to cover them, and blend until smooth. Then use equal measurements of “cashew cream” for the cream called for in recipes. Not only is the nut a great thickening agent, but you’ll get an added dose of heart-healthy fats as well!