The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game, and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, snack on these delicious and healthy game day recipes. Serve these easy appetizers with carrot sticks, celery and your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
This healthy recipe for Buffalo cauliflower bites is a great vegetarian and gluten-free alternative to Buffalo wings. Roasted cauliflower is tossed with a spicy sriracha Buffalo sauce for an easy crowd-pleasing appetizer or healthy snack.
• 8 cups 1½-inch cauliflower florets
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
• 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot
• 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss cauliflower, oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet; reserve the bowl. Roast the cauliflower until it’s starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine hot sauce, sriracha to taste, butter and lemon juice in the large bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss to coat. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and continue roasting until hot, about 5 minutes more.
Enjoy these crispy veggies for half the calories of regular french fries. Plus you’ll get a boost of vitamin C.
• 2 zucchini
• 1 egg white
• 1/4 cup milk
• 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
• Vegetable cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425°. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks. Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place zucchini on sheet. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown.
The Shingletown Medical Center wishes you a Healthy and Happy Super Bowl Sunday!