If you’re ready to go back to school this week, try feeding your kid some mealworms. That’s the sensible thing to do, is feed your kid some mealworms. But we’ve been cooking with the critters for centuries, so now, here we are in the 21st century, try to figure out how to make them palatable to grown humans.
I wanted to figure this out because my kids go back to school this week. They live in the city and I was worried about finding a good school lunch that was fun and interesting. So we gave them a bunch of mealworms and dinner and they loved it, they really did. We’ve brought some back the last couple weeks, but you might want to ask the retailer or supplier to help you find meals that fit your kids dietary needs.
They have a perfectly round body that can live for hours without food or water, which is huge. It would live outside but they hibernate when it’s colder. They will hibernate when it’s cold. They live in the dark, they don’t move around much, they move laterally, and they have long legs, which allows them to leap from place to place. They’re omnivorous, with their preferred meal being soy sauce. If you have soy sauce in the fridge, that’s a good recipe for them.
There are some other species that are out there, but I’m not sure if they’re edible. I think they’re extremely good on my mealworm bar. Really good on our roundabout. They have great flavor but have also been boiled and preserved. If you can get them on the shelf of the market and stock them that way, then they’ll taste great.