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Why is wheat germ a vegetarian superfood? Because it has essential dietary components that are mainly found in meat! While supplements are necessary for many people, it is nice to get nutritional benefits from the foods that we eat. Getting these from wheat germ are delicious because it has an incredible rich and nutty flavor as well as an added texture and crunch. Here are some of the incredible health benefits that can be found in wheat germ and a few delicious ways to add it to your diet.
Benefits of Wheat Germ
Omega 3 fatty acids
Healthy & delicious wheatgerm.
How to Add Wheat Germ to Your Diet
This is super easy to do. Just keep a bag or container of wheat germ on hand and add a little to anything at all. I add it to:
oatmeal & cooked cereals
“meatless” meatballs & taco meat
burritos and wraps
all baked goods (replace approx. 2 tablespoons of wheat germ for every 1/4 cup of regular all purpose flour)
Recipes Using Wheat Germ
I am habitually adding wheat germ to everyday recipes and meals when cooking for myself and my family. You can check out these recipes where I have sneaked in amazing wheat germ, like Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls and Sinfully delicious zucchini bread.
What is your favorite recipe using wheat germ?
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I have never tried wheat germ, but I would. I think I would find a way to mix it into a smoothie!
I have never used wheatgerm but it looks very easy to use. I am about to try and incorporate quionoa so now I might need to try this.
I know a lot of health food places add wheat germ to their prepared food to make it even more nutritious. I’ve never used it at home before.
Protein and calcium. Sounds very nutritious. Thanks for sharing all the healthy benefits.
What a great way to get fiber, vitamins and minerals. More people should look into recipes that use wheat germ!
See, I never think to add wheat germ to anything. It’s like one of those forgotten superfoods. I use a lot of Chia seeds, however.
I have never used wheat germ for anything but I do see it in a lot of recipes nowadays. We can’t have wheat, it messes with our tummies. I’m glad you found something you like.
Tough Cookie Mommy
I keep hearing such great things about wheat germ and how it keeps you healthy. If only it had a better taste.
I haven’t tried wheatgerm yet. I love trying new superfoods. I wonder what I can put it in.
I do bake with wheat germ and I never thought it had so many benefits. I will keep on the baking then. You recipe looks amazing
I’ve used wheat germ before but was not aware of all of its health benefits. Great read.
Hey Jenny, I forgot all about Wheatgerm – I used to use it all the time – I’ll have to look into using it as you do in your Zucchini Bread! Thank you 🙂
Maureen @ A Debt Free Stress Free Life
We used to put wheatgerm on our cereal when we were kids.
I’ve heard of wheatgerm but never knew anything about it. It’s amazing how good it is for you!
I do not use wheat germ when I cook as I had no idea that I could add it to the dishes that you listed. I am going to get some and start using it.
I have never used wheat germ before – I had no idea all the benefits it offers. I could totally see myself adding it to spaghetti sauce though.
I am a vegan, but have never tried that. Looks like it is about time
I try eating vegetarian foods often! Wheatgerm is a miracle worker!
Life as a Convert
I don’t think I have any recipe calling for this. I don’t have any in my house either, but it sounds like I need to change that.
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