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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. 

Chocolate, Almond and Wheat Germ Biscotti

Chocolate, Almond and Wheat Germ Biscotti

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 biscotti (27g)
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 30
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
  • Sodium 55mg 2%
  • Potassium 65mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 12%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 4%
  • Vitamin E 6% Thiamin 6%
  • Folate 8% Phosphorus 6%
  • Magnesium 4% Zinc 4%

If you can’t make it to Italy to enjoy authentic home-baked biscotti in person, try baking some yourself instead. They’re a healthier treat than most sweets and are perfect for the whole family. Dunk them in milk, hot tea or coffee!

Makes 25 to 30 biscotti

1/2 cup Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for shaping dough

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F. To toast almonds, spread nuts in a single layer on ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside.

In large bowl mix together wheat germ, flour, salt, baking powder and brown sugar. Stir in almonds and chocolate.

In separate bowl lightly whisk together eggs and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and, using your hands, mix until dough comes together. Divide dough in half, forming each into a 10 x 3-inch log. (If dough is too sticky to work with, flour your hands before shaping it into a log.)

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place logs onto prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until firm. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325° F. Transfer logs onto a cutting board and cut each into 1/2- to 3/4-inch diagonal slices. Place slices, cut side down, back onto the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown, turning slices over after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

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.

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Top-Notch Bran Muffins

Top-Notch Bran Muffins

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 muffin (71g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 170
Calories From Fat 40
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 4.5g 7%
  • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 105mg 4%
  • Potassium 230mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 2% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 6% Phosphorus 6%
  • Magnesium 6% Zinc 2%

Toasted wheat bran is the secret ingredient in these satisfying breakfast muffins.

Makes 12 muffins

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Kretschmer Toasted Wheat Bran

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

1 cup fat-free milk

1/4 cup molasses or honey

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 egg whites, lightly beaten

3/4 cup raisins

Heat oven to 400° F. Spray 12 medium muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix well. In medium bowl, mix milk, molasses, oil and egg whites; add to dry ingredients and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in raisins.

Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. 

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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.

Homemade Granola with Wheat Germ

Homemade Granola with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (62g)
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 250
Calories From Fat 90
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 20mg 1%
  • Potassium 140mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 8%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Once you make this delicious homemade granola, you'll have a hard time going back to boxed versions. Wheat germ is a perfect addition, boosting protein and adding nutrition and great flavor.

Makes 9 Servings

2 cups old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dry-roasted salted almonds, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon orange zest

3 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup real maple syrup

1/2 cup chopped dried unsweetened mango

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries

Preheat oven to 300° F. Line large sheet pan (with sides) with parchment paper. In medium bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, almonds and orange zest. Stir in canola oil and maple syrup.

Spread mixture evenly on sheet pan and bake for 30 minutes. Stir in mango and cherries and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and let granola cool and harden before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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