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Why add Nutritional Yeast to your diet?

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Nutritional yeast is a tasty SUPER FOOD for super nutrition that is rich in B vitamin complex.  It is also a good source of high quality, bioavailable protein, containing both essential and non-essential amino acids.  It is contains no fat or sugar, is low in calories: on average, two tablespoons provides 60 calories with 5 g of carbohydrates (of which 4 g is fiber). A serving also provides 8 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce. It also contains selenium and potassium.  I order my nutritional yeast from Premier Labs.  This high quality source contains enough B12 in 1 serving (2 Tbsp.) to supply the recommended daily dose of this important vitamin, which is missing in most Vegan and Vegetarian diets.  You can also find it online at, or at Whole Foods, and OB People’s Market, ( a local San Diego company).

I like it’s cheesy, nutty flavor and sprinkle it over quinoa, brown rice, veggies and stir-fry’s.  I add it to my salads too,  and it is delicious sprinkled on home popped popcorn!

Make Nutritional Yeast part of your daily diet!


Quinoa Tabouli

4 cups cooked quinoa
2 ripe tomatoes (diced in small pieces)
½ red onion, finely diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 sweet pepper; any color, diced
2 cups (packed) finely chopped flat leaf parsley
½ cup finely chopped mint

2 tbsp. Nutritional yeast
1 large lemon or 2 small lemons, juiced
¾ cups extra virgin olive oil

Add sea salt to taste

Pile the quinoa in a large bowl and allow to cool almost to room temperature. If you put the fresh veggies into hot quinoa, they will partially cook, and you will lose some of the crunch that makes this salad memorable. Add all the chopped vegetables and herbs, and toss to mix. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil in a cup, then sprinkle the mixture over the salad. Finally, sprinkle the nutritional yeast and toss to coat all of the vegetables and the quinoa. Salt to taste.


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