When I first heard about nutritional yeast flavoring, I was completely skeptical. I thought there was no way itd really taste like cheese, and I expected the texture to be off-putting.
Still, Im a sucker for a new health food, and this one ended up being no exception, especially when I had a 20 percent off coupon for Vitamin Shoppe.
The nutritional in the name is no joke. In one tablespoon, youre only adding 20 calories. Youre also adding two grams of protein, more than 100% of your daily recommended value of B2, B3, B6, and B12. Youre also getting 40% of your folic acid recommendation, which is good if youre hoping to get pregnant again soon.
Ive read that other brands are pretty nasty, but I cant comment on those. Ive only tried the Bragg brand, which really does taste like cheese. You could sprinkle it on plain popcorn for a healthy snack or top off your lasagna, spaghetti, or vegetables with it.
Ive even seen a recipe that mimics hot wings by using this on cauliflower and either coating or dipping it in hot sauce. This particular brand of nutritional yeast tastes more like cheddar than mozzarella orParmesan(so the flavors pretty strong), and to me, it has a slightly smoky flavor.
The Braggs brand is sugar-free, non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, salt-free, kosher-certified, and of course loaded with B vitamins.
If youre feeling lethargic but youve already been checked out at the doctor for underlying issues, you may benefit from a boost in B vitamins. This is one way to do it without taking a supplement in pill-form.
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