Friday, August 19, 2011

Nutrtional Yeast: A love affair

Happy Friday!! 

Chances are RIGHT NOW I am in a van with 6 other girls, driving, running, eating, sleeping and stinking up a storm! Woot! Don't know what I am talking about? I am running the GREAT RIVER Ragnar Relay this weekend

Simple Salad: Spinach, pecans, steak, nutritional yeast, 
coconut flakes & coconut oil. 

For the last 2 years I have read food blogs, fitness blogs and people like Gina at the Fitnessista talk about using Nutritional Yeast. I thought it was SO weird. YEAST, on a salad, on a burger, on your breakfast?? WHY? 

Last night I tried it. 
Woah. I am in love. 

Little yellow flakes--I love you! 

They are a strong nutty or cheesy flavor and very, very savory! I couldn't believe it!! I tried it on my salad, but would sprinkle it on popcorn with a dusting of healthy oil, sweet potatoes smoothies, in quinoa, pasta and even on meat! I even used some in protein balls that I made (recipe coming soon!). All in all, it's amazing tasting and I am SO glad I finally tried it! 

So why eat it??  

Nutritional yeast is high in B-complex vitamins as well as protein!! Low in fat and sodium, it's gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. It's a perfect protein and a great option for those looking for non-animal protein supplements. And SO begins my love affair with Nutritional Yeast! 

Read about all the nutritional information on Nutritional Yeast HERE

Have you tried something you weren't sure about after a LONG time of hearing about it? What was it? Do you love it now too?? 

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