From Christmas to Kwanzaa: Favorite Holiday Recipes
In the coming weeks and months, chances are you will attend or host a holiday meal of some sort. From Thanksgiving to Kwanzaa and everything in between, we have plenty of delicious ways to incorporate wheat germ into your favorite holiday recipes. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget this year’s Thanksgivukkah. We wouldn’t want to miss our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the same day since it won’t happen again until the year 2070!
Thanksgiving (and most of the holidays highlighted below) offers the perfect opportunity to sneak in a nutrition boost with wheat germ, which will help with holiday health all through the season. Substitute wheat germ for part or all of the bread crumbs in any dish, including vegetable side dishes or stuffing. Or try these tasty dishes:
Sweet Potato Casserole: Get extra crunch and texture in this lightened up sweet potato casserole by adding 1/4 cup of Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ to the topping before baking.
Prosciutto, Fig and Wheat Germ Stuffing: This flavor-packed stuffing recipe is a real crowd pleaser and easy on the waistline to boot.
Potato Pancakes with Kretschmer Wheat Germ: Latkes, or potato pancakes, get a lighter, healthier treatment in this recipe.
Apple Raisin Rugalach: Replace 1/4 cup chopped walnuts with our honey crunch wheat germ before rolling these delectable Jewish pastries. Your family will love the added texture and won’t even realize you snuck in a hefty does of nutrition!
Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken: This crispy, satisfying chicken recipe offers everything you crave from traditional fried chicken without the guilt. By double-dipping the chicken before baking, this chicken is crunchy, juicy and delicious.
Sweet Kwanzaa Bread: Boasting sweet potatoes, grated carrot, oats, raisins, orange juice and wheat germ, this recipe offers a nutrient-packed side dish or after-dinner treat.
Herb and Onion Wheat Biscuits: Swap out half of the whole wheat flour with toasted wheat germ for an extra boost of vitamins and nutrients.
Gingerbread Cookies with Wheat Germ: Who doesn’t love a warm and spice-packed gingerbread cookie at Christmastime? We know your friends and family will gobble these right up!
What holiday dishes are you most looking forward to this year? Leave a comment below and let us know — we’d love to hear from you!