Game Day Recipes

February 3, 2017

Did you know Americans will eat over 1.3 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday?  Only Thanksgiving tops the Super Bowl when it comes to food consumption.  If you live a healthy lifestyle then eating a few extra chicken wings won't hurt because you don't eat them every night but you still want to practice moderation.  Here are a couple healthier alternatives if you are hosting a party or need to bring a dish.  GO (Insert your team here)!!!!!!



Sriracha - Buffalo Cauliflower Bites



8 cups 1 1/2 inch cauliflower florets

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

2 Tbsp hot sauce

1-2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce

1 Tbsp butter, melted

1 Tbsp lemon juice



1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.  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.

3.  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.


Beef and Bean Chile Verde



1 lb 93% lean ground beef (or ground turkey)

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

6 cloves garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste

1 16 oz jar green salsa, green enchilada sauce or taco sauce

1/4 cup water

1 15 oz can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed



Cook the beef, bell pepper, and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned, 8 to 10 minutes.  Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne;  cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.  Stir in salsa and water;  bring to a simmer.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.  Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. 



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