Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Broccoli with "Cheese" & Review of Sari Foods Nutriontional Yeast Flakes #ad

This was my first experience with Sari Foods Nutritional Yeast Flakes. In fact, I had heard nutritional yeast flakes mentioned by several friends that they had started using them and how good they were for you, but I really had no ideas what it was or how it was used or how it would taste. I had seen them in magazine articles, so I knew what they looked like. I posted a picture of the bag on Instagram and asked my followers to tell me how they use it and topping vegetables with it was a common answer. I don't normally top my veggies with cheese because my kids like veggies plain and I think that's a good thing.

My Thoughts:

We tried these 2 ways so far. One is as pictured above where I steamed broccoli and sprinkled it on top and it did have a slightly nutty and cheesy taste. The other way was to make "cheesy" mashed potatoes where I sprinkled in 4 Tablespoons (which is two servings) in with 4 servings of mashed potatoes. We liked mashed potatoes and don't need to make them "cheesy" but I like the idea of pumping up the nutrition in our mashed potatoes. By adding in a half a serving of nutritional yeast flakes we are increasing our potassium intake by 5%, adding 4 grams of protein, adding 1 gram of fiber and getting 11 other vitamins and minerals we  might not have had during this meal. I will be looking for other ways to serve nutritional yeast flakes because it's a pretty easy way to provide our bodies with extra nutrients.

Product Description from Sari Foods:

Nutritional yeast is a delicious salty, creamy, nutty, cheese-tasting superfood can be sprinkled on just about everything! It's naturally very low in sodium and fat and is dairy and gluten free!

We can promise you this: the abundance of vitamins & nutrients plus the delicious cheese flavor found in this bag of molasses-grown nutritional yeast are 100% whole food based and naturally occurring - nothing synthetic here - just as nature intended!

Our nutritional yeast is comprised of 50% protein (a complete, bioavailable and vegan source), over 20% fiber, contains all 18 amino acids and 15 different minerals (including iron, selenium and zinc) as well as a natural vitamin B-complex and Beta-glucans (known for their extreme immune enhancing properties).

I was provided with the above product for the purpose of review on this blog. All thoughts, opinions and photographs belong to this blog. No monetary compensation was received.

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