Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ is one of the best nutritional foods that can be found. It is a good source of protein and fiber and is loaded with nutrients like Vitamin E, folic acid, zinc, and magnesium. It has over 20 nutrients and it contains a higher concentration of nutrients than any vegetable or grain. Needless to say, it is a very important item to incorporate into our diets. Here are some tips to adding into every day foods.

The easiest, and most obvious way to use wheat germ is to substitute it for a small amount of flour in breads, pancakes, and other baked goods. Many times you can't even taste the difference, but even if you do, it has a very mild, yet pleasant taste. It can also be substituted for half of the bread/cracker crumbs in meatloaf and meatballs, for toppings of casseroles, and breading of chicken. It can be added to cereal or even eaten as cereal. I make my kids yogurt parfaits with layers of vanilla yogurt, sliced strawberries, and wheat germ. They love it!

What ideas do you have for adding wheat germ into your recipes? 

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