Nutritional Yeast

If you need motivation to eat more salads, all you have to do is sprinkle nutritional yeast on top and you'll be hooked on salads. The name doesn't sound very appetizing, unfortunately. I learned that it's also known as "hippie dust" or simply as "nooch" amongst inner vegan circles, which isn't any better, but it has a remarkably appealing nutty and cheesy flavor–sort of like the toasted version of Parmesan cheese. As you can see from the pic above, I sprinkle it very liberally on top of my salads (in addition to a simple vinaigrette), and, let me tell you, I cannot stop eating salads! Aside from it's addictive flavor, it's also a source of protein and vitamin B-12 which aids in forming healthy red blood cells and boosting your body's metabolism. I order the 8 oz. bag from Bob's Red Mill which I keep in a glass Mason jar on the kitchen counter so that I can readily access it!