5 Unexpected Items Nutritionists Keep in Their Cupboards
Push aside the cans of beans and jars of coconut oil, and here's what you'll find.
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A Baking Staple, Reinvented
The potent punch of a flavored extract, such as almond or peppermint, isn't just for cookies and cakes. Los Angeles dietitian Marie Feldman RD, CDE
, author of The Big Book of Diabetic Recipes
, uses them year-round in smoothies (she puts almond extract in tropical-themed ones that feature banana or pineapple, while peppermint is great in a green smoothie that also includes cocoa powder). Just use a small amount, because a little goes a long way; about an eighth of a teaspoon is probably all you need for one blender's worth of smoothie ingredients.
What else it's good for:
Mixing into oatmeal, homemade energy bars
or hot chocolate