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20 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

Needing some ideas on how to add this cheesy, savory seasoning into your recipes? Here are 20 awesome ways you can incorporate nutritional yeast into your everyday diet.

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What Is Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is commonly used as a popular vegan seasoning. It is yellow and has cheesy, nutty flavor that goes great with savory recipes.

You can find this seasoning at almost any grocery store. You can also buy it online at places like Amazon, Target, or any online health food store.

The two most popular brands are Bragg Organic and Bob’s Red Mill. But it’s hard to go wrong when buying nutritional yeast, so most brands will be just as good.

The Benefits

This savory seasoning is not only delicious, but also super healthy. It’s high in protein, at about 5g per tablespoon. And low in calories, sodium, carbohydrates, and high in essential B vitamins. So, it’s a simple and inexpensive way for vegans to get all the nutritional benefits they need.


Related: A Beginner’s Guide to Vegan Vitamins and Supplements


20 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

1. Sprinkle onto popcorn

2. Add to marinara sauce

3. Create a creamy pasta sauce

4. Mix into buttered pasta

5. Swap out the cheese in homemade pesto

6. Replace it with parmesan

7. Make a cheese free queso

8. Sprinkle onto pizza

9. Sprinkle it on buttered toast

10. Add it to avocado toast

11. Put it in stir fry vegetables

12. Season steamed vegetables

13. Add it to roasted vegetables

14. Make a creamy salad dressing

15. Sprinkle it on a salad

16. Bake cheesy kale chips

17. Sprinkle on to a baked potato

18. Add into soup

19. Make crispy baked tofu

20. Add it to scrambled tofu


Learn More: Nutritional Yeast Benefits + How to Use It

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