Originally Published on Buzzfeed Life
WHAT IS IT? Wheat germ sounds like powdered cooties, but it’s actually really tasty and makes whatever you put it in feel virtuous (including Your Body). It’s a nutty toasted flake made from the heart of the wheat berry.
WHY SHOULD I USE IT? Wheat germ is an easy way to add fiber, folic acid, and Vitamin E to your diet. You can use it almost anywhere you’d use a whole grain flour or rolled oats: on yogurt, in hot cereal, as breading for meat and fish, in baked goods, waffles, and pancakes.
RECIPES TO TRY:
- Peanut Butter, Banana & Wheat Germ Smoothie
- Cranberry & Walnut Granola
- Mega Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies