Do you remember that Frank's Hot Sauce commercial with the old lady who claims "I put that sh*$ on everything!"? I feel the same way about a few things in my life, and one of those is nutritional yeast. Have you heard of it? It is an inactive yeast that contains loads of B12 (oh, hey energy production!) and is considered a complete protein. Nutritional yeast also provides compounds which are associated with enhanced immunity, reduced cholesterol levels and cancer prevention (and yes, it's gluten free!)You can also find iron, zinc, selenium and fiber in these little flakes that kind of resemble fish food.
It has a somewhat cheesy, nutty taste that blends well with a whole host of other flavours and textures. Lots of vegans use nutritional yeast (or nooch as you may see it called) as a cheese replacement. I, for one, am obsessed with the stuff and wanted to share with you the many ways I use it.
1. Sprinkled on top of pasta
2. Sprinkled on top of popcorn (my absolute FAVE!)
3. On dehydrated kale chips
4. In chili
5. Sprinkled on top of soup
6. Made into a cashew sauce
7. On top of salads
8. As part of homemade mac & cheese
9. On roasted veggies
10. In salad dressing
How do you use Nutritional Yeast? And if you haven't yet, how do you plan on using it first??