In the grain free world, we are always looking for new low glycemic flours to cook with.
Almond flour, coconut flour, and tiger nut flour have become staples in my household. They are low glycemic which means they have very little impact on spiking your blood sugar. But their protein content is low.
But there is a new flour that is getting lots of attention. It’s called CRICKET FLOUR.
Yep, you heard me right. Flour made from crickets. Now before you click off this email. I want you to think of something for a moment. Many people world wide use bugs as a source of protein. As gross as it sounds to us, there may be some health benefits to this high protein flour.
Here’s what you need to know about CRICKET FLOUR:
- It has 3x’s more protein than steak. Optimal for building muscle.
- Boosts weight loss because it’s high protein, low carb, low calorie, nutrient dense.
- Great source of B12 to give you energy
- Contains branch chained amino acids that a crucial for muscle development.
BTW, For those of you who ask me how much protein you should eat to facilitate weight loss. Here’s the formula:
For every pound of body weight, shoot for eating 0.75 grams of protein. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, multiply 160 by 0.75 — that means you should be consuming about 100 grams of protein a day to burn fat).
Intrigued? Curious to try it? I was too. So I found Cricket Flour chips on online. They are called Chirps. You can get them at Thrive Market. My teenage son and I got all three flavors and tried them out. I did a FB Live video on it and tested them all out. Check out the video below to see what we found out.
So give the chirps a try. Let me know what you think. Part of staying healthy for life is keeping it fun.
Hope that helps!
Have an awesome day!!!