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)

Quick Dinner Side Ideas

Need some quick sides for dinner tonight? We have you covered! Try one of these superfood and veggie blends. Each have complementary flavors and are lower sodium, vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and all-natural. Veggies with benefits!

Tommy’s Superfood Frozen Sides

  • Seasoned Brussel Sprouts
  • Seasoned Root Fusion
  • Mild Chili & Garlic Seasoned Cauliflower & Green Beans
  • Lemon & Garlic Seasoned Super Greens (My Favorite!)
Tommy’s Superfoods Frozen Sides
Benefits of Tommy’s Superfood Frozen Sides 🙂

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.

Why Drink Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. It’s an excellent source of probiotics, which help promote gut health. It replenished your gut with good bacteria. It’s also beneficial for the following reasons:

  • provides Vitamin B
  • boosts your immune system
  • helps detoxify the liver
  • helps lower cholesterol
  • helps lower blood sugar
  • it’s refreshingly thirst-quenching 1f609
These are a couple the kombuchas from our great selection! Grab yours today.

Here is a few that we carry:

Wild Tonic – Blueberry Basil

Health Ade – Cayenne Cleanse

Humm – Blueberry Mint

GTS – Grape Chia Synergy

Brew Dr – Uplift