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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #016 -- Wheat Germ In The Winter!
January 31, 2006


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Kindy's Musings....

I can remember vividly when I was a little girl eating breakfast with my family. It was a big deal in the winter to also watch the birds eat their breakfast...

One breakfast memory is oatmeal,(which we talked about a few weeks ago and yes it's still National Oatmeal Month! Did you celebrate it yet?) And on that oatmeal I put wheat germ and honey.

I knew it was "good for me" but what I knew more was how the wheat germ mixed with the honey became a tasty crusty topping which made my oatmeal eating experience a great memory.

Introduce your family to wheat germ this week!


Try the easy recipe below:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

WHEAT GERM PANCAKES

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

1 cup unbleached, all-purpose white flour

2 TBSP sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

1 egg

1 egg white

2 cups buttermilk

Non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil

1. Mix flours, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in wheat germ.

2. In separate bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk and then mix into flour.

3. Stir until bater is moist yet lumpy. Let rest a few minutes before cooking.

4. Lightly coat preheated griddle or pan with non-stick spray or oil.

5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the pan, making sure the pancakes don't touch. Cook until both sides are golden.



FOOD FOCUS

W H E A T G E R M

SUPERPOWERS:

Wheat germ is the most nutrient-rich part of the wheat berry, offering 50% of the RDA for folic acid, which supports healthy immune-system function.

Wheat germ is rich in vitamin E, which is vital for cancer protection, heart health and beautiful skin.

Wheat germ also provides a good dose of vitamin B1, B6, potassium, fiber, iron and niacin.

Although wheat germ is rich in iron, it also contains phytic acid, which reduces iron absorption to a degree.

However, eating a vitamin C-rich food with wheat germ will increase the amount of iron that your body is able to absorb.

Favorite Hiding Places:

Sprinkled on yogurt, added to casseroles, bread, muffins and pancakes.


What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2006



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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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