This Affordable Vegan Cheese Sauce Is So Creamy

by | Nov 16, 2018 | Recipes

The key to making good vegan cheese sauce is as cheap as chips: nutritional yeast.

Also known as deactivated yeast, these flakes of gold have a nutty, cheesy taste, which makes them popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. They’re packed with B vitamins and are sometimes also fortified with B12. They’re also a complete protein, which means they contain all nine essential amino acids – great news for vegans and vegetarians.

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Remember Brewer’s yeast? This is far superior in that it is much higher in B-complex vitamins. In a study conducted on endurance athletes, Dr Michael Greger found that athletes who had nutritional yeast before a marathon had “better overall health, decreased confusion, fatigue, tension and anger and increased vigour.” They also seemed to recover faster.

Nutritional yeast also contains selenium – which helps repair cell damage – and zinc, which aids tissue repair and healing. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a great immune booster too. These versatile flakes are really affordable and easy to store. Add them to your soups, stews, sauces and salads to gain all the flavour and health benefits.

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I love Mexican food, but I’m allergic to dairy, so every now and then I whip up this really affordable vegan cheese sauce for my nachos. You can also use this cheese sauce in lasagne or make a vegan “cheese burger”. Making all of these typically “fast food” meals from scratch at home will yield in a healthier end product. PLUS, this cheese sauce is packed with veggies!

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Where do you find nutritional yeast? Most supermarkets stock the product in their health sections. Alternatively, you can order from Faithful-to-Nature for countrywide delivery. You’ll also find our fave nachos there.

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