When I first heard of nutritional yeast, I was making a tofu breakfast burrito from another blogger’s recipe. I skipped over the yeast (since that sounded kinda odd, putting yeast in a burrito) and went on with the recipe.
Later, I looked into nutritional yeast and found that nutritional yeast is amazing. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast (no rising here) that is packed with animo acids (which are great for muscle growth and repair, for your fitness junkies), essential vitamins and minerals like B12, and it has a great nutty cheesy taste. You can find it at natural food grocery stores like Sprouts and of course, Whole Foods.
Vegans are avid users of nutritional yeast as a replacement for cheese, but I don’t think they should have all the fun. I added the yeast to one of my favorite snacks, kale chips, to mimic the other cheesy kale chips at the grocery store, but for a fraction of the price.