Have you ever heard of nutritional yeast? I hadn't until last April when I went to our local Natural Living Expo. My husband and I attended a cooking demonstration put on by a raw food chef. She made us Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn. It was delicious! The star of the show was nutritional yeast.
You might be wondering WHY I would want to eat yeast? Well, nutritional yeast isn't really yeast. It is a great source of protein, amino acids, iron, B vitamins, and potassium. Can I just tell you how much this stuff rocks?!
My favorite way to eat it is sprinkled on popcorn. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy taste and is great to use as a cheese replacement. We also like to add it on top of our pasta sauces.
I cannot find it in my local grocery store (my small town organic store closed), so I order mine on Amazon. Their are several different brands, but I use Red Star. This is the brand the chef used in the demonstration, so I have just stuck with it.
If you are trying to get healthier, lose weight, live a cleaner lifestyle, ect then I would recommend trying nutritional yeast as a cheese replacement for certain dishes.
Let me know what you think of nutritional yeast!
Side Note: If you live in the middle of nowhere, like me, then it might be hard to find some of these products in your local grocery store. Amazon is a GREAT way to get these food products. If you don't have Prime I HIGHLY recommend getting it. We get free two day shipping on almost everything we buy! And we buy a lot from Amazon. I hate having to drive 30-50 minutes (one way!) to get to a store that carries what I need.