WIAW “Nooch Style”

March 21, 2012 -
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Hi all! Red heart

I hope you are enjoying your week!
I don’t know about you but the weather here has been BEAUTIFUL!
I am loving it, as well as it still being light outside at 8pm! ;]


I just want to say that lately I’ve been super busy,
so my posts may be every other day!
BUT I will try my best to keep the updates coming! Winking smile

Anyway, the other day on INSTAGRAM
side note: I’m quite possibly OBSESSED with INSTAGRAM.

I post all of my meals throughout the day and give ideas for #POWERMEALS! ;]
find me there @ POWERCAKES

I posted a few pictures where I used “Nutritional Yeast”
And some of my followers has questions about it!

So I figured I’d show you what I’ve been eating the
Nutritional Yeast on for this What I Ate Wednesday!

Thanks to Jenn @ peasandcrayons.com for hosting!

If you haven’t heard of it before,
here’s a little run down on one of my favorite POWER FOODS
–  the NOOCH! ;]

nooch facts

Nutritional Yeast is a powerhouse of nutrients and can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle;
especially for those who are vegan or vegetarian.
It is one of the few non-animal sources of B-12, is rich in folic acid and many other nutrients and amino acids.
This is not your typical yeast and is free of the Candida Albicans strain, making it safe for those concerned with candida.

It is grown on beet sugar and molasses, fermented and dried so it is gluten free and non-yeast forming in the body.  [source]

It’s loaded with :


One ounce of nutritional yeast contains 14 grams of protein and 79 calories.
Nutritional yeast is a fabulous alternative to animal-based protein.

High Fiber

Nutritional yeast contains a high amount of fiber, containing more than seven grams per ounce.

B Vitamins

Nutritional yeast’s yellow color comes from the B vitamin riboflavin.
Nutritional yeast is rich in B-complex vitamins, making it a vital supplement for those who are not receiving their B vitamins from other sources.
Many brands of nutritional yeast also contain vitamin B12, which is essential for red blood cell production.

Low Sodium

Nutritional yeast is naturally low in sodium, making it a perfect addition for those monitoring their sodium intake.

Some of my favorite ways to use NOOCH
include adding them to my POWERMEALS;

I sprinkle it over my canned wild salmon with veggies and avocado!

nooch salmon

by sautéing kale with olive oil, onions, seasonings, & nooch
on medium heat in a skillet!
nooch fish

I also make a POWER DRESSING;


3 TB Nutritional Yeast
3 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Liquid Stevia
[optional; Sea Salt & Pepper]

And one of my NEW FAVORITE ways to use nooch…


1/2 of a Red Pepper
1/2 of an Avocado
3 TB Nutritional Yeast
1/2 of a Tomato
(or liquid of choice)
Sea Salt & Pepper

avocado sauce beforeavacado sauce

*I mixed all of my ingredients in my Magic Bullet
(feel free to add a little more liquid if it’s too thick!)


I served the sauce over sautéed broccoli slaw
with yam noodles, brussel sprouts, & tilapia!


Hopefully you’ll try this out and let me know!

Side note:
My mom is coming tomorrow night and we’re doing a
“healthy eating and fitness tips” presentation at my University!

love my little mom <3
(my mom and I over the weekend for St. Patty’s Day!)

I’m looking forward to it and I will definitely let you know how it goes!

Shout out to Lindsay from Lean Green Bean
for teaching some of her peers about my POWERCAKES!
check out her post here !! Winking smile

Also, if you’re from the Pittsburgh area, my friend Julia is having a give-away for a box
of her BARRE’s and 2 tickets to the Farm To Table Event this Saturday!
(Pittsburgh Resident’s only!)
Check it out here!!

Enjoy your day!!

PS. Countdown to my show:
5 more days!!

Have you tried Nutritional Yeast?