Calling all dairy-free peeps (and even those who love dairy)! Have you tried nutritional yeast? This deactivated yeast has a nutty or cheesy flavor and is highly nutritive (hence its name). One tablespoon contains 3 grams of protein, 180% of your adult daily value for thiamine, 140% of your daily value for vitamin B6 and 160% of your daily value for niacin, all important B vitamins. Dairy-free peeps like that it resembles cheese in flavor. It can be found at most health food stores and grocery stores.
Here are some fun ways to use it:
- Add to lentil or bean soup, roasted veggies, or salads as a “cheese” garnish
- Stir into mashed potatoes with Kite Hill plain Greek Almond yogurt or nut milk, Earth Balance dairy free butter, garlic, salt and pepper
- Sprinkle onto popcorn with Himalayan sea salt (no popcorn for kids under 4)
- Combine with soaked cashews, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make vegan cashew cheese (internet search for various delicious recipes!)