buffalo cauliflower

As most of you know, the Super bowl is this Sunday. What you may not know is that Super bowl Sunday is reportedly the second-largest food consumption day behind Thanksgiving. Some statistics suggest that the average person consumes about 2,000 calories during the game (and that doesn’t include food eaten the rest of the day). And if we’re being honest, most of those calories are probably coming from not so healthy foods like pizza, hamburgers, pigs in a blanket, chips, cheesy dips, pretzels and m&ms, or even from overeating healthier options like calorie-dense trail mixes and guacamole or salsa.

 

If you want to indulge, but feel good about what you’re eating, then the best thing to do is bring your own snacks or make an appetizer that’s not only good for you, but so delicious that everyone will love it. Try this recipe for Sunday and I guarantee it will be a hit!

Buffalo Cauliflower

buffalo cauliflowerIngredients: (makes about 8 servings at 61 calories each)

1-2 large heads of cauliflower

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse salt

2-3 tablespoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon lemon juice

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F
  2. Chop the head of cauliflower into about 9 cups worth of cauliflower florets
  3. Toss with the olive oil and salt, then roast for about 25 min or until golden brown. Flip the cauliflower halfway through.
  4. Mix the hot sauce and lemon juice, then toss with the cauliflower after roasting
  5. Eat alone or enjoy with your favorite (healthy) dip!