My new obsession for an extra boost to my food is nutritional yeast. It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. Nutritional yeast is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It’s one of the best non-animal sources of folic acid and vitamin B-12. Nutritional Yeast fulfills your entire daily vitamin B needs.
On average, two tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast provides 60 calories with 5 g of carbohydrates (of which 4 g is fiber). A serving also provides 9 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce. Another benefit is it is Gluten Free. I use it most places I would use Parmesan cheese. Gluten Free is something my husband and I have been researching more into for our bodies and skin.
The yeast itself is grown on beets and dehydrated. Nutritional Yeast is a super food, packed with benefits. Sprinkle it over foods for a nutty, cheesy flavor. I adore it sprinkled over popcorn.
What ways can I use Nutritional Yeast?
- Sprinkle it on top of popcorn. My favorite snack!
- Toss cauliflower in olive oil, sprinkle on the Nutrition Yeast wrap in tin foil and bake for 20 minutes at 325
- Toss Brussel sprouts in balsamic vinegar sprinkle on the Nutritional Yeast and bake for 20 min at 325
- Add two tablespoons to your morning protein shake.
- Make Kale chips and use this as the seasoning. (On the blog tomorrow)
- Two tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Two teaspoons cayenne pepper seasoning
- One tablespoon coconut oil
- Pop your popcorn
- Sprinkle the nutritional yeast and cayenne pepper over your popcorn
- I use a big tupperware and shake it up.