Countdown to Mother’s Day #3

Day #3 in the 12-day Countdown!
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#3: Wheat Germ
I once had a woman at the grocery store notice me putting a jar of wheat germ in my cart and ask what I use it for.  She said she’d heard it was supposed to be good for you but didn’t know how to use it.  So I told her.  And in a minute I’m going to tell you.  But first, in case you’re not sure why you should even want to put it in your cart, here are a few great reasons:

Benefits for Everyone

  • Strengthens immune system and wound healing ability
  • Improves muscle & heart health
  • Reduces cancer risk
  • Improves nerve function 
BONUS Beautifying Benefits for Mom

  • Energy from B vitamins
  • Helps body make healthy new cells
  • Decreases inflammation
*Stir into fruit-sweetened yogurt (see days #1 and #2!)
*Sprinkle on top of oatmeal or any hot or cold whole grain cereal
*Use as a dip for fruits, like strawberries, banana slices, mango pieces, apples, or pears
*Use to replace half of bread crumbs in recipes (like casserole toppings, coating for baked chicken, meatloaf, etc.)
*Sprinkle on top of macaroni & cheese
*Stir into baby food purees (8 months and older)

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