I bought nutritional yeast in the bulk section of Whole Foods a few weeks ago after reading so much about it on other health blogs. I figure it is a good way for me to get a little extra protein and B vitamins in my diet since I am not a big meat eater.
You can read more about nutritional yeast here at my post on diet-blog.
Main things to know about nutritional yeast:
- No, it is not an active yeast. It is not going to give you a yeast infection.
- Do not consume more than 3 Tbsp. Nutritional yeast is high in purine which is hard on some organ systems, and bad for those susceptible to gout.
- It looks weird, but tastes very mild. Taste like a funky, flaky parmesan cheese with a slightly more nutty flavor. I am still getting used to it.
- Over 100% of your daily value for thiamine, riboflavin, B6, B12, niacin, and folate. Excellent source of selenium.
- Not the same as Brewer’s yeast! I recommend nutritional yeast over Brewer’s yeast.
Or try adding it to cheese toast for more nutrition:
Then, I whipped up some chocolate chocolate chip cookies per Mr. Cyclist’s request. And he said they could not have healthy modifications in the recipe, but I did sneak in some whole wheat flour.
And I used dark chocolate for the chocolate chips. But, yes, real butter was used in this recipe, a small portion of Earth Balance, and a little bit of Greek yogurt in place of a few tablespoons more of butter that was needed. I couldn’t handle putting in 2 sticks of butter into the recipe. I almost died. So, I made a few small tweaks to feel better about it.
I am not sure what I did, but these cookies came out more like tasty muffin tops than cookies. They were a little more cake-like, but still moist and delicious.
Mr. Cyclist couldn’t resist combining ice cream with the cookies for a tasty ice cream sandwich.
Love your Humps Wednesday:
Except getting my nails done is relaxing and a stress reliever 😉 And I think I own 20 lip glosses. I don’t think there is anything wrong with adding a little color to the lips!