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Oh, the nooch: to newbies, nutritional yeast may seem like the weirdest thing in the world, but to veteran vegans, it’s the key to happiness.
Nutritional yeast is a yellow flaky or powdery type substance packed with B vitamins. A complete protein, it’s also low in sodium and contains no cholesterol (take that, cheese!). Vegans use it as a key ingredient in cheese sauces, parmesan replacements, mac and cheese recipes, and more. It’s great on popcorn, on tacos, in burritos, and on lasagna and pasta. Nutritional yeast is found at nearly every health-food store and in bulk at stores such as Whole Foods. You can also order it online.
Seriously—if you haven’t tried nutritional yeast, get to it! You can thank us later.