- Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it.
- Nutritional yeast flakes may be one of the best additions to your diet in terms of nutrition and taste. It provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals and protein that almost anyone—from Paleo enthusiasts to vegans—can enjoy.
- Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, meaning that among the 18 amino acids it contains, nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce.
- You get a significant dose of the minerals iron, selenium and zinc when you consume nutritional yeast as well and one serving of nutritional yeast provides about four grams of fiber.
- Nutritional yeast is a source of B vitamins, including thiamine, folate, B-6 and niacin. Just a half tablespoon of some brands will provide you with a day’s worth of B vitamins, while other brands offer between 30 and 100 percent of B vitamins.
Fun Fact – Nutritional yeast contains 71% protein by weight! Contains no sugar or gluten!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 (12.8 oz) package chicken apple sausage, chopped
- 12 eggs
- ½ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chives, minced
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup roasted red bell pepper, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Melt the coconut oil in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often, until browned. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Leave the drippings in the pan.
- Whisk the eggs, nutritional yeast, garlic, parsley, chives, sea salt and black pepper in a large bowl until frothy.
- Pour half of the egg mixture into the skillet. Sprinkle the sausage over the eggs. Cover with the remaining egg mixture. Sprinkle with the red pepper.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and set. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 326 calories, 16g fat, 15g carbohydrate, 2g sugar, 843mg sodium, 4g fiber, and 31g protein.