Can Orthodox Eat Insects During Great Lent? You bet! 

While I must admit few have ever asked, yes, you can eat roaches insects during Great Lent. I know of no recipes. However, insects fall, like crustaceans and other lower sea creatures, into the category of passionless animals. Thus honey is always permitted, as are bees. While one could look at it Patristically, as above, one really needs to ask if there’s a real physiological difference between a crab and a big delicious Goliath beetle. On the other hand, it appears the idea of beetle soup is in fact an urban legend; your mileage may vary.

Bon appetit!