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Homemade Pizza with Wheat Germ Crust

Homemade Pizza with Wheat Germ Crust

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Pizza (231g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 430
Calories From Fat 160
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 18g 23%
  • Saturated Fat 7g 35%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 35mg 3%
  • Sodium 700mg 12%
  • Potassium 460mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 19g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 25%
  • Vitamin E 25% Thiamin 90%
  • Folate 80% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 20%

Get the family together for a fun night at home making healthier homemade pizza. Set out a fun topping bar and let everyone choose their favorites. They’ll love the wheat germ-infused crust. The sauce recipe makes extra—freeze some for the next time you make pizza or use it on pasta another night. 

Makes 2 large pizzas

Dough

1 1-ounce envelope active dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

3/4 cup warm water

1 1/4 to 1 1/2  cups bread flour, plus more for rolling out dough

1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1 teaspoon salt


3 teaspoons olive oil, divided

Sauce (Makes about 3 cups)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)

2 small cloves garlic, sliced

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

Topping

1 cup sauce

6 ounces shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

Optional: Additional toppings of your choice

To make dough, pour yeast and sugar in large bowl. Add warm water and stir yeast until dissolved. Let sit 3 to 5 minutes until yeast bubbles. Stir in 1 cup flour, wheat germ and salt until combined. Add more flour if dough is sticky.

When dough comes together and becomes too hard to mix, flour hands and form dough into a ball. Remove dough ball from bowl and knead by rolling it backward and forward. Repeat for about 10 minutes until you have a smooth, springy, soft dough.

Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to clean bowl and place dough in bowl. Cover with kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let double in size, about 45 minutes.

While dough is rising, make sauce. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in medium pot. Add onions and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until translucent.  Add tomatoes and oregano, bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. (If you like a smooth sauce, once sauce is cooled a bit, place in food processor or blender, or use an immersion blender to create desired consistency.)

To make pizza, preheat oven to 500° F. Place pizza stone, if using, in oven and let it get hot for at least 15 minutes. If not using stone, heat large cookie sheet in oven before placing dough on it.

Punch dough down and divide in half. Add some flour to board or table and roll dough out to desired thickness.

Carefully place rolled out pizza dough on hot pizza stone or cookie sheet greased with 1 teaspoon oil. Top with 1/2 cup sauce, 3 ounces cheese and any other desired toppings. Place in oven and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until pizza is golden and crispy. Repeat with other dough half, greasing pizza stone or cookie sheet with 1 teaspoon oil. Add dough and toppings and place back in oven for 10 to 12 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on thickness of crust). 

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Try this twist on traditional Irish soda bread. Honey Crunch Wheat Germ and currants help make a sweet loaf that pairs well with hot tea or coffee.

Honey Crunch Energy Bars with Wheat Germ

Honey Crunch Energy Bars with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 2x2-inch square (47g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 200
Calories From Fat 100
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 125mg 5%
  • Potassium 190mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6% Iron 8%
  • Vitamin E 25% Thiamin 4%
  • Folate 8% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 6%

Makes 16 2 x 2-inch bars

We’ve created a delicious energy bar you can wrap and take with you to eat before a workout, on a long bike ride or for a boost after a run. Energy bars don’t need to come in packages to be good for you. Make a batch and freeze bars in individual baggies so you can use them as you need them.

2 cups rolled oats

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup chopped dates (about 12)

1/3 cup toasted almonds, chopped

2 tablespoons flaxseeds

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1 large egg

1/3 cup honey

3/4 cup smooth almond butter

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1.) Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 8 x 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.

2.) In medium bowl mix oats, coconut, dates, almonds, flaxseeds and wheat germ together with a spatula.

3.) In another bowl, whisk egg, honey, almond butter, baking soda and salt until smooth and creamy.

4.) Pour honey almond butter mixture into dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

5.) Transfer mixture into prepared pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm to touch. Move to wire rack and cool completely. Cut mixture into 16 bars.

 

Spinach Frittata with Wheat Germ, Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Spinach Frittata with Wheat Germ, Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece (162g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 190
Calories From Fat 100
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
  • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 195mg 65%
  • Sodium 350mg 15%
  • Potassium 370mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 16g
  • Vitamin A 80% Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 30% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 10%

For an easy brunch meal, enjoy this baked egg dish packed with vitamins, minerals and even wheat germ. It tastes great fresh out of the oven or heated up the next day.

Serves 4

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1/2 small red onion, sliced (about 3/4 cup)

1 cup sliced mushrooms

3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 large eggs

4 egg whites

2 ounces soft goat cheese, broken up into small pieces

1.) Preheat oven to 350° F.

2.) Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in 10-inch oven-proof nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

3.) Add onion and cook until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.

4.) Add spinach and toss for a minute or two to heat through, then remove from heat and allow vegetables to cool slightly. Stir in wheat germ and 1/8     teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.

5.) Meanwhile, beat eggs and egg whites in bowl. Add in cooled spinach and wheat germ mixture, followed by goat cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

6.) Wipe out pan and return to stove on medium heat, adding remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Once hot, pour in egg mixture. Stir gently with spatula until egg starts to set at bottom, about 1 minute. 

7.) Place pan in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.

8.) Remove pan from oven carefully—handle will be hot. Slide frittata onto plate and serve.

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Wheat Germ on Homemade Mac ’n’ Cheese

Make this kid-friendly, healthy mac ’n’ cheese recipe at home. The crunchy wheat germ topping adds extra nutrients and great flavor.

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ

Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 truffle (12g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 50
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 10mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0% Iron 2%
  • Vitamin E 2% Thiamin 0%
  • Folate 2% Phosphorus 0%
  • Magnesium 0% Zinc 0%

A decadent piece of chocolate is the perfect way to top off a meal and stay satisfied without overindulging. It’s also a nice gift to bring to friends. These truffles are made with dark chocolate rolled in wheat germ instead of cocoa for a nutty richer depth of flavor.

Yields 30-32 servings

8 ounces good quality bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ (or Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ)

1.) Line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

2.) Place chopped chocolate in medium bowl.

3.) Heat cream to gentle boil in small heavy-duty saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. Refrigerate 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture is thick enough to form into balls.

4.) Using very small ice cream scoop or melon baller, drop rounds of chocolate onto cookie sheet. Shape or roll into balls; coat with wheat germ. (Note: If chocolate becomes too soft to shape, return it to refrigerator until it is cold enough to manage.)

5.) Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Remove at least 15 minutes before serving to bring to room temperature.

Makes 30 to 32 truffles

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Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk Cornbread

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4x2-inch serving (91g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 210
Calories From Fat 70
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
  • Sodium 310mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 7g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 20% Phosphorus 20%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 10%

Make this quick and easy cornbread recipe while your chili is cooking on the stovetop. It’s so rich and tasty, it doesn’t even need butter.

Serves 8

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 eggs

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

1.) Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease 8 x 8-inch pan.

2.) Combine cornmeal, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in large bowl.

3.) In separate bowl mix eggs, oil and buttermilk. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, combining quickly so you don’t over mix. Pour into prepared pan.

4.) Bake about 30 minutes, until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Serve warm.

 

Makes 8 servings

Vegetarian Chili with Wheat Germ

Vegetarian Chili with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup (371g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 220
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 520mg 22%
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g 11%
  • Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 10g
  • Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 110%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 20%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 25%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

On a cold winter’s night, nothing warms you up quicker than a hot bowl of chili. In this version, lots of vegetables, beans and wheat germ substitute for the meat. Take the leftovers to work with you and warm them in the microwave for a healthy, filling meal.

Serves 8

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 2 cups)

1 medium yellow pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 medium celery stalks, diced (about 3/4 cup)

1 medium carrot, diced (about 3/4 cup)

10 grape tomatoes, halved

1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, not packed in oil (about 15), chopped

1 15-ounce can low sodium dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 15-ounce can low sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

4 tablespoons tomato paste

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice

2 cups low sodium vegetable broth

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

1 teaspoon paprika

1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste

1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

Optional garnish: freshly chopped cilantro and Greek yogurt

1. ) Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper, celery and carrot and sauté until soft and onions translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

2.) Add grape tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, beans and vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Mix in salt, oregano, thyme,     cayenne pepper, paprika and chili powder. Cover and bring to boil, then lower to medium heat and simmer 45 to 50 minutes uncovered. Stir in wheat germ and remove from heat.

3.) Serve in bowls with cilantro and Greek yogurt if desired.

Makes 8 servings

Rack of Lamb with Wheat Germ and Herbs

Rack of Lamb with Wheat Germ and Fresh Herbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 chops
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 420
Calories From Fat 300
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 34g 52%
  • Saturated Fat 14g 70%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 95mg 32%
  • Sodium 320mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 24g
  • Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 25%

Rack of lamb exudes elegance but is surprisingly easy to prepare. Serve it for your holiday meal and share the secret wheat germ ingredient in the crust—it adds nutrients and a nice crunch.

Serves 8

1/3 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided, or to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3 1-pound frenched racks of lamb (about 8 ribs per rack), trimmed of all but a very thin layer of fat, then brought to room temperature

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Stir together wheat germ, parsley, mint, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and garlic in bowl, then drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss gently until combined well.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat to 400° F.

Season lamb with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then brown lamb 1 rack at a time, turning once, about 4 minutes per rack. Transfer to 13 x 9-inch pan with sides, arranging fatty sides up.

Spread fatty sides of each rack with 2 teaspoons mustard. Divide wheat germ mixture into 3 portions and pat each portion over mustard coating on each rack, gently pressing to adhere.

Roast lamb until thermometer inserted diagonally into meaty part (do not touch bone) registers 130° F (for medium rare), 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into chops and serve.

Makes 8 servings

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