Alright, I will admit. I was a little skeptical when I first heard of cricket protein. But I also like challenges, so I decided to give it a try. This was over a year ago…

My kids were even more reluctant, despite the fact I reassured them that crickets tasted like almonds. However, we had fun trying new cricket recipes and seeing which ones we liked the best. So what in the world would compel me to feed my kids ground up bugs?

In this weeks episode with CEO of Crik Nutrition and Tedx speaker Alex Drysdale, you will hear what ultimately convinced me to try these little bundles of protein. If you have tried crickets, please comment below. And I you haven’t, comment below why you would be hesitant.

Show links:

Here’s a link to Alex’s Tedx talk “It’s Time we put Bugs in our Pantry

To learn more about CrikNutrition Protein Shakes, click here.

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Here are some creative recipes for use with your cricket protein powder:

Cricket Protein Pancakes 

These pancakes are not only packed full of protein but pretty filling. I made six, and between my family of five, still had one left over and everyone was full.



  • 1 Cup rolled Oats
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 3 egg whites and 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe Banana
  • A pinch of Salt and Cinnamon for taste
  • 1 scoop vanilla Crik Protein Powder



Stir the pats, baking soda, eggs and egg whites and salt/cinnamon together. Mash up the banana and add with the protein powder. you can add some water to thin out the mix, or keep it nice and thick. Cook on griddle.

Optional…you can add blueberries to give more flavor. Also, my kids liked adding agave syrup on top!

Yield: 6-8 pancakes.

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