According to the New York Post, pizza is being touted as a new breakfast option that can also be a healthy breakfast option. We take this as really good news, and are sure that many feel the same way, both young and old alike. “It turns out it doesn’t have to be as unhealthy an option as you might think – and is set to become one of the leading food trends of 2018. According to Jason Bull, sales director for Eurostar Commodities and managing director of Bite UK, there is “no better time than breakfast” to enjoy a slice of the tasty Italian classic. Jason, an expert in flour and rice from around the world, said: “The nutritional value of pizza in general is carbohydrates.“Typically, with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you need carbs within that.” The article continues to say that new developments in pizza crusts also lend to helping pizza become a popular healthy option. Crusts are being made with beet flour, spinach flour and other plant-based materials.
As entomophagists we know a way to make this pizza an even healthier option. Adding cricket powder to the pizza crust infuses it with goodies like protein, amino acids, omegas 3 and 6, iron etc, and one can even add roasted crunchy crickets as a topping (they go great with some melted mozzarella). Check out our recipe for pizza crust made with cricket powder.
Embrace 2018, and serve Cricket Pizza at your next brunch!