Who knows what Nutritional Yeast is and what it’s good for?

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is a popular vegan food product. It has a cheesy, nutty, and savory flavor and is often used to give vegan food a cheesy flavor. Nutritional yeast is said to boost energy, protect against cell damage (aka cancer) and lower cholesterol. It’s typically fortified with Vitamin B12, so it’s a great vegan source of B12.

Braggs Nutritional Yeast Seasoning

Some simple ways to incorporate nutritional yeast into your diet include:

  • Use it as a popcorn topper
  • Sprinkle it over soup or pasta
  • Mix it into your homemade hummus
  • Add it in as you cook up some scrambled eggs

One of the most common things to do with nutritional yeast is to make a cheese sauce. Here is a Vegan Cheesy Pasta Recipe:

Easy vegan nutritional yeast pasta recipe
  • 1 cup pre-cooked pasta
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 2/3 cup nut/soy milk (unflavored, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp. mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt (to taste)

DIRECTIONS: 1.) Cook pasta according to package, prepare sauce while the pasta cooks 2.) Heat the oil over low heat then stir in flour to make a paste. 3.) Slowly add in the nut/soy milk and heat, stirring frequently, until semi thickened. 4.) Then stir in the nutritional yeast, mustard, turmeric, garlic and salt. 5.) Heat for a minute or two, then stir in cooked pasta. (Adjust seasonings to taste.) Serve & enjoy!

Here is a great Vegan Butter Recipe:

  • ⅓ cup room temperature refined coconut oil
  • 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (**liquid from a can of garbanzo beans)
  • ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of salt (to taste)
  • Pinch of turmeric powder (for color)

DIRECTIONS: 1.) Add aquafaba and vinegar together and blend until it begins to get frothy & thick (for best result use an immersion or high-speed blender). 2.) While blending, slowly drizzle in the coconut oil and then olive oil. Continue blending until it thickens to a mayonnaise consistency. 3.) Add in nutritional yeast, turmeric, and salt until combined and smooth. 4.) Store in an air-tight container in the fridge overnight to firm. 5.) Use on toast, on corn on the cob, or in any other way you would use butter. (makes about 1 cup)

Why Kelp Noodles

Some of the Kelp Noodles we carry

Kelp is known to be high in antioxidants such as manganese and zinc, which means it helps protect against heart disease and cancer. Kelp is also a rich source of iodine, so it can help regulate your metabolism and thus aid in weight management.

Instead of cooking the traditional carb loaded noodles, try one of these kelp varieties. Each has a recipe recommendation on the package if you are looking for some inspiration.

Getting Your Greens

Do you have a difficult time getting your greens in? How about trying some Kale Chips?!! One bag of Brad’s kale chips is equivalent to 1/2 lb of vegetables. The daily recommended intake for vegetables is 3 cups for men and 2 1/2 cups for women, so you would be well on your way with a bag of these kale chips.

Variety of Brad’s Kale Chips

We have kale chips in a variety of flavors: nacho, vampire killer, cheese it up and naked. The kale chips we carry are all organic, gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly. These crispy, crunchy, flavorful, organic kale chips are a great (healthy) way to get your green veggies.