Happy Healthy Holidays

When you think of the holidays, what do you think about? Family, friends, good times, and food… yes of course, good food comes to mind. But why is it, that when we think of ‘good food’ for the holidays, it is often synonymous with tons of calories, loads of fat, heart burn, indigestion, and of course extra hours at the gym? It doesn’t have to be this way. There are many ways to blend delicious, traditional holiday foods with healthy goodness and nutrients.

We have asked some of our most loyal recipe contributors and customers to send us their favorite holiday recipes that they have blended with healthy and delicious ingredients including cricket powder. The cricket powder is easily added into basically any and every recipe you can think of… from baked goods, to holiday favorites like gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, and salad dressing. You are only limited by your own imagination!

Hoppy Fruitcake

Thank you to Jackie Churcher for this delicious, vegetarian and gluten-free Fruitcake Recipe. The flavor is all there, and the added 1/4 cup of cricket powder helps to give this traditional fruitcake a kick of protein, iron and calcium!

Paleo Seafood Chowder with Cricket Powder

Thank you so much to Kelsey, for this recipe for Paleo Seafood Chowder with Cricket Powder. The flavor is like none other, and the fish and seafood combined with the protein from the cricket powder and whole roasted insects, packs a super nutrient punch that will keep you going all night long!

Deb’s Latkes (With Cricket Powder)

Thanks to Kelsey for sharing this delicious recipe for hot, savory potato latkes, infused with the goodness of cricket powder. Deb’s Latke recipe is a traditional latke recipe, but with a very modern twist thanks to the 1/4 cup of cricket powder in the recipe. There’s no guilt in these goodies, and for an extra healthy recipe, swap out the potatoes for zucchini or carrots!

Bubby’s Matzo Ball Soup

Well, it’s almost just like Bubby’s Matzo Ball Soup, except for the tiny addition of about 3 tablespoons (30 g) of cricket powder. The beautiful thing is that you can use a store-bought Matzo Ball mix (I did) and you don’t have to alter the cooking directions at all! And the best thing is, the flavour is out of this world and you’ll actually feel energized after eating it!

Pumpkin Cricket Mug Cake

Thank you so much to Sara for this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Cricket Mug Cake. It’s low-calorie and low-carb, and this recipe is for a single serving, and is baked right in the microwave! This single serving has one tablespoon of cricket powder, which gives you just about 7 grams of protein. A recipe with great taste and lots of energy, what more could you ask for?

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