Game Day Appetizers

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Healthy appetizers
Are you planning any upcoming football-focused festivities? If you’re in the mood for sliders and wings, we’ve got you covered!
Here are more helpful tips to keep in mind as you tackle football feasting:
  • Include a vegetable platter or other healthy foods as part of the spread.
  • Try to wait 20 minutes after eating to consider whether you need to go back for seconds.
  • Offer water in addition to other beverages to quench thirst over alcoholic beverages or sugary drinks.
Scroll down for some healthy plant-based wing and slider substitutes that are sure to pack in extra nutrients and cut calories from saturated fat.
Serving Amount
  • 2 heads cauliflower (1 head for each sauce)

  • Spray oil

  • 13 cup flour

  • 12 tsp garlic powder

  • 3 tbsp milk

  • 12 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 13 cup honey

  • 14 cup chili garlic sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp ginger, minced

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 1 tbsp oil (canola, olive or avocado oil)

  • Garnish: chopped green onion

  • 2 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 Juice of limes

  • 1 Zest of lime

  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

  • Garnish: chopped green onion cilantro

  • Step 1

    Separate cauliflower head into individual florets. 

  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and preheat large baking dish with parchment paper along with it. 

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, spray cauliflower with olive oil and toss with flour and garlic powder. 

  • Step 4

    Add milk of choice and toss, then add panko breadcrumbs and toss to coat the cauliflower. 

  • Step 5

    Place cauliflower on baking dish, attempting to leave space between each floret. 

  • Step 6

    Bake on the center rack 25 minutes.  

  • Step 7

    Combine ingredients from desired sauce above while cauliflower is baking. 

  • Step 8

    Toss in sauce and bake for another 5-10 minutes until desired color.

  • Step 9

     Top with garnish and enjoy with a dipping sauce of choice. 

Photo credit: Shanthi Appelö

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