Original Toasted Wheat Germ | Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Original Toasted Wheat Germ

Zucchini, Gruyere and Wheat Germ Quiche

Zucchini, Gruyere and Wheat Germ Quiche

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8 of quiche) (155g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 240
Calories From Fat 110
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 12g 18%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 85mg 25%
  • Sodium 240mg 10%
  • Potassium 350mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 11g
  • Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 20% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 20% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 10%

Making your own crust may seem daunting, but follow these easy directions and you’ll have a delicious brunch dish everyone can enjoy. We’ve added a nutty flavor to the crust by using wheat germ and lightened the filling by using fat-free evaporated milk instead of heavy cream.

Serves 8

Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons canola oil

3 to 4 tablespoons ice water


Filling:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup chopped leeks, white and light green parts only

1 large zucchini, sliced into half-moons, about 2 3/4 cups

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

2 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ, divided

3 large eggs

3/4 cup 1 percent milk

3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (2 1/4 ounces)


To prepare crust, position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 400° F.

Stir flour, wheat germ and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Add butter and oil and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Using 1 tablespoon at a time, gradually stir in ice water just until the dough holds together on its own when pinched. Knead the dough in the bowl a few times to help it come together. Press the dough into a disk.

Place dough between two sheets of parchment or wax paper and roll into a 10-inch circle. Remove the top sheet and invert dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Remove remaining paper and patch any tears in dough. Fold edges under at the rim and crimp with a fork or press to reduce shrinking.

Loosely line dough with a piece of foil or parchment paper and fill evenly with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove the foil or paper and weights and continue baking just until lightly browned, 7 minutes more. (The crust will not be fully baked.) Let cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.

To prepare filling, add olive oil to large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat, add leeks and cook for 2 minutes until softened. Add zucchini and cook for an additional 7 minutes, stirring often so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat, stir in 1 tablespoon wheat germ and thyme and let cool.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs well in a large bowl. Add milk, evaporated milk, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Once crust is cool, spread zucchini mixture over crust, pour egg mixture over the top and sprinkle with cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon wheat germ. Bake quiche until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Wheat Germ Sauce

Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Wheat Germ Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece of fish with 2 tablespoons sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 210
Calories From Fat 210
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 120mg 5%
  • Potassium 580mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 25g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 4% Thiamin 20%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 6%

This sauce can be served hot or cold. Use it as a cool dipping sauce for grilled salmon or top salmon with it before broiling.

Serves 4

1/2 cup 2 percent plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1 tablespoon Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

4 4-ounce fresh salmon filets

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, for grill or baking sheet

To make sauce, mix yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, dill, garlic and wheat germ in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Meanwhile, to grill salmon either on the barbecue or in a grill pan, heat grill or pan until very hot. Brush grill or pan with vegetable oil. Brush both sides of salmon with thin coat of oil. Place fish skin side down on grill, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook without moving until skin side is brown, well marked and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. (Try lifting fish gently with spatula after 3 minutes; if it doesn’t cleanly lift off, continue to cook, checking often, until it releases.) Flip fish and cook, covered, until centers of fillets are opaque, 2 to 6 minutes longer. Serve with prepared yogurt sauce on the side.

To broil salmon, preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with oil. Place salmon filets on baking sheet. Evenly spread 2 tablespoons sauce over each piece of fish. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes or until desired doneness.

Note: When broiling, if the sauce is browning too fast and fish is not cooked through, move the baking sheet to the lowest rack in the oven to finish cooking the fish.

Summer Quinoa and Wheat Germ Salad

Summer Quinoa and Wheat Germ Salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (205g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 290
Calories From Fat 150
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 17g 26%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 340mg 14%
  • Potassium 410mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 15% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 25% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 25% Zinc 15%

Make this delicious summer salad for a light lunch or dinner side dish. Since quinoa is a complete protein, you don’t need to add an animal protein (like chicken, fish or beef) to make it a balanced meal. 

Makes 3/4 cup

Dressing

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

1/3 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Salad 

2/3 cup quinoa 

2 cups packed baby arugula

1 cup chopped tomato

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

To prepare dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix vigorously until combined. Set aside.

Prepare quinoa according to package directions. (Some quinoa is pre-rinsed, while others need to be rinsed to remove the powdery residue. Check the label.) Cool to room temperature.

To make salad, lightly toss cooled quinoa, arugula, tomato, feta and wheat germ in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour vinaigrette over salad and mix to evenly coat. Serve immediately or transfer to a sealable plastic container and chill until ready to serve. 

Homemade Basil Pesto with Wheat Germ

Homemade Basil Pesto with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup pasta with sauce (86g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 340
Calories From Fat 120
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 190mg 8%
  • Potassium 210mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 10g
  • Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 6% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 35%
  • Folate 40% Phosphorus 15%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 10%

Welcome summer with this simple but delicious homemade pesto with fragrant basil. We’ve added wheat germ to boost nutrients and flavor and create a heartier pesto.

Makes 3/4 cup

1 pound pasta of choice

2 cups packed basil leaves

2 tablespoons pine nuts

6 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cook pasta according to package instructions, reserving 1/3 cup water from pot.

While pasta cooks, place basil, wheat germ, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pine nuts and olive oil in the food processor. Process until smooth.

Transfer pesto to large bowl. Add pasta and gently toss together, adding pasta water as needed. Season with salt and serve immediately.

Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burgers

Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger (136g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 220
Calories From Fat 120
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 370mg 15%
  • Potassium 340mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 19g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 20%

These flavorful burgers will satisfy even the red meat lovers in your family. They’re filled with mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, wheat germ and Dijon mustard. Cook them on the grill or in a grill pan on top of your stove.

Serves 4

1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 1/2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms

3/4 pound lean ground turkey*

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

In medium skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and mushroom and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until mushrooms are soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In large bowl, mix together turkey, wheat germ, Parmesan, mustard, black pepper and cooked mushrooms. Form into 4 patties or 8 sliders. Grill on the barbecue or in a pre-heated grill pan until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and serve immediately with all the fixings: buns, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and pickles.

* This recipe works best using lean ground turkey that is not 99 percent fat free.

Recipe Type: 

Potato Pancakes with Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ and Potato Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 5 pancakes (149g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 260
Calories From Fat 140
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 15g 23%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 310mg 13%
  • Potassium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Potato pancakes aren’t just for special occasions. Make them as a side dish at dinner or for brunch on the weekend. Try serving them with smoked salmon and Greek yogurt for a savory dish, or go more traditional, pairing them with yogurt, apple sauce or even some maple syrup.

Serves 4

1/4 cup olive oil

1 pound baking potatoes, such as Idaho, peeled and shredded with a box grater or food processor (about 3 small)

4 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/2 small onion, peeled and finely shredded

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 450° F. On each of two rimmed nonstick baking sheets, brush 2 tablespoons olive oil to evenly coat.

In large bowl mix together shredded potatoes, wheat germ, onion, salt and pepper. Add egg and stir until well combined. Scoop a generous tablespoon of pancake mixture and place on cookie sheet. Gently flatten pancakes with the palm of your hand.

Bake in preheated oven 18 to 20 minutes, rotating trays and flipping pancakes over with a thin spatula halfway through baking time. Remove pancakes once golden brown and crispy. Serve warm. 

Lentil Salad with Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Lentil Salad with Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup (166g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 300
Calories From Fat 110
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 12g 18%
  • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 530mg 22%
  • Potassium 660mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 15g
  • Vitamin A 110% Vitamin C 30%
  • Calcium 15% Iron 20%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 8% Zinc 8%

If you’re looking to add more meatless dishes to your repertoire, here’s one that will satisfy even the meat lovers in your family. The wheat germ adds texture and flavor and boosts the nutrients.

Serves 4 (About 1 cup each)

1 cup French green lentils or black Beluga lentils

1 bay leaf

1/2 onion, peeled and halved

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup shredded carrots

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

3 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 cup halved red and yellow cherry tomatoes

1/4 salt, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

Rinse lentils and pick out any stones. In medium saucepan cover lentils with water by 3 inches, add bay leaf and onion and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until lentils are tender, adding more water if necessary, about 30 minutes. Drain and discard onion and bay leaf.

Place lentils in large bowl and add all ingredients except cheese and wheat germ. Mix well.

Gently stir in cheese and wheat germ. Serve immediately or refrigerate and bring back to room temperature before serving. 

Wheat Germ Crepes with Spinach and Ricotta

Wheat Germ Crepes with Spinach and Ricotta

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 crepe (165g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 210
Calories From Fat 90
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
  • Sodium 280mg 12%
  • Potassium 400mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 12g
  • Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 30% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 30% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 10%

These crepes are perfect for a savory weeknight meal or weekend lunch with friends. Serve with a mixed green salad and some home-brewed iced tea.

Serves 8

Filling

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots

1 pound frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Crepes

1/2 cup all-purpose  flour

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 1/4 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk, plus more to thin batter if necessary

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus about 2 teaspoons for greasing pan

1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese

To make filling, in 10-inch skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and continue to cook until spinach is hot and moisture is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to bowl; cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in ricotta cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to fill crepes.

To make crepes, in medium bowl mix together flours, wheat germ and salt. In separate bowl whisk egg, milk and melted butter. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add milk as necessary until batter is similar in thickness to pancake batter.

Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; brush pan lightly with butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter into center of skillet and swirl to coat, using the bottom of a metal measuring cup to help evenly and thinly spread batter*. Cook crepe until golden on bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn over using a spatula and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining batter.

To assemble and bake, preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 13-inch oven-proof dish with butter. Working with one crepe at a time, make a thin line down the center of the crepe with generous 1/4 cup spinach and ricotta filling. Roll crepe and place sealed side down in pan. Repeat with remaining crepes.

Evenly sprinkle Gruyere cheese over crepes and bake 15 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

*Remove skillet from heat when pouring in batter to slow cooking process and allow you to evenly swirl and thinly coat pan completely.

Recipe Type: 

Baked Clams with Wheat Germ

Baked Clams with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 clams (125g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 270mg 11%
  • Potassium 90mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 6%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 6% Zinc 6%

Nothing beats a homemade baked clam. We’ve left the clam whole and substituted wheat germ for the bread crumbs. You’ll see how delicious and nutritious they are.

Makes 12 baked clams

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 dozen small raw clams

Fresh lemon juice, to taste

  1. Turn on broiler. Line sheet pan with foil. Stir together oregano, garlic, Parmesan cheese, wheat germ and salt. Stir in olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile steam clams in pot with about 1/4 inch water in bottom until they open. (Discard any that do not open and do not overcook.) Once clams are cool enough to handle, remove top shells; loosen clam from the shell (but do not remove) with small spoon. 
  3. Spoon wheat germ mixture onto each clam. Squeeze fresh lemon juice to taste over clams. Place clams under broiler until lightly browned and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes.

Asian Lemon Ginger Salad with Wheat Germ Dressing

Asian Lemon Ginger Salad with Wheat Germ Dressing

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: (125g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 110
Calories From Fat 70
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 240mg 10%
  • Potassium 270mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 35%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 4%
  • Vitamin E 8% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 8%
  • Magnesium 6% Zinc 8%

This colorful spinach salad has a secret ingredient—wheat germ—adding a nutty flavor without all the calories you find in nuts. Add some shrimp or grilled chicken and brown rice, and you have a meal.

Makes 4 Servings

Dressing

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon sesame oil

Pinch of salt

Fresh pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

Salad

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

4 ounces shitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced

1/2 cup snow peas

4 cups baby spinach

1 orange, peeled and sectioned

1 small Kirby cucumber, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons sliced red onion

2 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

Pinch of salt

Fresh pepper, to taste

To make dressing, in small bowl whisk together mustard, ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice and honey. Whisk in sesame oil, salt and pepper. Add wheat germ and whisk until well combined.

To make salad, heat sesame oil in small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and mushrooms and saute 1 to 2 minutes until mushrooms are soft. Add snow peas and cook until bright green and softened, about 1 more minute. Set aside and let cool.

In large bowl add spinach, orange sections, cucumber, red onion and wheat germ. Add cooled mushrooms and snow peas; season with salt and pepper. Stir dressing and add to salad; toss well and serve immediately.

Pages