Have you heard of nutritional yeast before? Don’t get confused with brewer’s yeast for beer or dry yeast for bread. They are not the same! I didn’t know how to use these yellow flakes until now.
It’s used by vegans and vegetarians since it has a good source of vitamin B12 that is lacking in a vegetarian diet. Not only is it delicious but it is a fantastic alternative to cheese. It contains low sodium, low fat, no sugar, 18 amino acids, and vitamin B. Its yellow colour comes from Riboflavin (vitamin B2), important for proper use of oxygen and metabolism of fatty acids, carbs and fatty acids. Nutritional Yeast also contains Niacin, Thiamin, Biotin, and Folic Acid as well as minerals, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc, Phosphorous, Magnesium, and Potassium, plus beta-1, 3 glucan, a type of fiber that may aid the immune system and help to lower cholesterol. It is the perfect supplement for any vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. A common use is to sprinkle some of the flakes on popcorn, soups, salads, pastas or baked potatoes much like you might add salt or pepper.
I tried a half teaspoon by itself and surprised how much it tastes just like Parmesan cheese. Then I nod. I wish I knew about these magical flakes a lot earlier. It’s creamy, cheesy and yummy! I couldn’t wait to use this on chips. Ah, sorry not talking about those deep fried potato chips. I meant baked zucchini fries! I am so obsessed with zucchinis. Grill them and mix with beans and salads, stir-fry, stuff them and bake in the oven, make raw noodles, grate and put them in cakes and muffins, dip raw sticks in hummus for snack, WOW what else? 🙂
Zucchini cut into fries
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
Other recipes say adding breadcrumbs to cover the zucchini sticks completely. I didn’t have any gluten-free breadcrumbs at home and left it out, but feel free to add some. I’m going to try sweet potato next time, but maybe cut into thinner sticks to get more crispy chips. It was delicious! Try this tonight x