Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of nutrients and a great alternative to animal-based protein. Although it’s common in the vegan and vegetarian world, I think it’s something that should be in everybody’s diet! It’s gluten-free and a great substitute for meat, dairy products or other sources of proteins. It aids in maintaining optimum cholesterol levels and is great for those with diabetes.
One ounce of Nutritional Yeast contains 14 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber with 79 calories and 5 carbs (2 net). It’s an excellent source of B vitamins, including B-12 which aids in managing stress levels. It’s also rich in folic acid as well as many other nutrients and amino acids. See why it’s called a powerhouse of nutrients?
Nutritional yeast is a delicious way to infuse flavor in a variety of meals and add numerous health benefits. Its nutty, cheeselike flavor has been popular for those wanting to make healthier choices. Introduce it to your diet gradually – too much can lead to gas and bloating.
Add some flavor to your diet daily!
Sprinkle it in your scrambled eggs or omelets instead of cheese.
Add it to your soups as a milk substitute to add creamier texture.
Blend into your favorite salad dressing recipe or sprinkle over your salad.
Sprinkle over cooked vegetables – beans, cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, etc. Extra delicious with LCM seasonings.
Use in gravy to drizzle over vegetables or cauliflower mashed potatoes
Mix into meatloaf, meatballs or hamburger patties.
Add to your favorite casseroles – kids love it!
Blend into baked goods such as muffins and breads.
Mix in cooked quinoa for an extra nutty flavor.
Mix in vegetable dips to add a nutty/cheese flavor.
Sprinkle on popcorn – probably the most popular way to eat it!
It is sold in the form of flakes or as a powder. You can buy it in the bulk section at Whole Foods or Sprouts. Order my favorite brand online here.