Try these tasty Buffalo Cauliflower Bites as a healthy alternative to chicken wings for the big game or your next potluck.
This weekend is the big game, and statistic show that Americans consume more calories on Superbowl Sunday than on any other day of the year (yes, even Thanksgiving). The combination of fatty snack foods and fried goodies such as wings means that most people consume FAR more calories than they realize.
In fact, according to Cornell University, the average American will eat 6,000 calories on Superbowl Sunday!!
You can cut down by simply managing what you eat and not over-stuffing yourself – or, even better, you can prepare some lighter snacking options that will still be tasty, but won’t leave you feeling sick and bloated after the game is over.
For example, try these spicy cauliflower bites instead of hot wings (or along with them – and just limit how many wings you eat).
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Makes: 10 servings
- 1 large head of cauliflower (about 5-6 cups raw)
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½-1 cup water (more to create a thinner coating)
- ¾-1 cup red hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
- ¾ cup gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp butter (grass-fed or vegan)
- 2 tsps garlic powder
- 2 tsps onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Ground black pepper and sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and coat well with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
- Cut cauliflower head into small bite sized pieces.
- In a small bowl, mix flour, milk, water, and spices – adjust liquids for desired consistency.
- Dip each cauliflower floret into this mixture. Then place on the baking sheet in a single layer to ensure evenness.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- While cauliflower bakes, make the buffalo sauce by melting the butter and hot sauce in a small saucepan. bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
- After the cauliflower bites have baked, pour the buffalo sauce mixture onto the bites. Stir until each cauliflower bite has been coated in the sauce.
- Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
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