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My son gave up meat for Lent this year so all of us have significantly reduced our meat intake this month. Since mommy isn't making 2 separate dinners every night, I have been trying to get creative with high protein, non meat based meals. Some great alternatives to meat for protein are beans, lentils, eggs, nuts, and dairy. Plant based proteins lack vitamin B12 so nutritional yeast makes a great supplement to add into the diet. Nutritional yeast is just what it sounds like...a nutritious yeast supplement. It isn't live so you can't use it to leaven breads or brew beer. It has a slightly nutty, earthy flavor that goes well with savory dishes. In this potato leek soup recipe you honestly cannot even taste the nutritional yeast in it but I like knowing that I am filling in the nutritional gaps for my temporarily vegetarian family.
Potato Leek Soup
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.