Meet Chirps, a Substitute for Potato Chips (and Made From Crickets!)
Chirps, not chips, are apparently the snack of the future. Chirps are in fact chips, but they’re not made of potatoes or chickpeas — they’re not made of any vegetables at all. Instead, Chirps (made by Six Foods) are made of beans, rice and… wait for it… cricket flour.
Cricket flour is just what it sounds like: Milled up crickets into a fine powder. But before you freak out about voluntarily eating an insect (like we did), let’s discuss the benefits of crickets. They’re wayyy more sustainable than any other protein as far as the water and feed needed to produce the “meat,” not to mention opting for crickets over cows will cut back on animal cruelty and greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, 80 percent of the globe is already eating these protein-packed insects, so we’re seriously lagging in the cricket-eating department.
Chirps are also super nutritious (thanks to the crickets, of course). One serving of Chirps has more protein than an egg and half the fat of regular potato chips. They’re gluten-free, all-natural, sustainable and baked — which also means they’re also guilt-free. Woot!
Chirps come in three delicious flavors: Sea Salt, Aged Cheddar and Hickory BBQ. Six Foods is letting customers pre-order a sampler pack, which includes one bag of each flavor for $16 and will arrive straight to your door in October.
Will you be serving to Chirps and salsa on taco night? Let us know your cricket-eating thoughts in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!