Megan Koscinski, MS, RD
Are you looking for a healthy, low-carb, low-fat snack for game day? Don't let your healthy lifestyle suffer during tailgate season. Put those chicken wings aside and reach for these flavorful Buffalo Cauliflower Bites instead! As an appetizer, snack, or side dish, they are the perfect, spicy complement to your bariatric diet.
After weight loss surgery, it’s essential to prioritize bariatric recipes that are easy to digest and nutrient dense. Our in-house bariatric dietitian designed this recipe for bariatric patients who require easy-to-digest foods post-op.
Serve these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with sliced veggies like bell peppers and cucumbers, dipped in delicious pureed red pepper protein hummus.
1 1/2 cup whole wheat panko crumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1 medium head cauliflower
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine panko, garlic powder, and sea salt into a zip lock bag (or a large bowl with a lid) that is big enough to hold the cauliflower.
Pour the liquid egg whites into a small bowl.
Break off the cauliflower florets. Add to the liquid egg whites and stir to coat. Make sure all florets are coated.
Immediately add the cauliflower to the zip lock bag or bowl that has the panko mixture. Seal and shake to coat the cauliflower.
Arrange the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until lightly brown
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and hot sauce together. Whisk to combine.
Remove the cauliflower and pour the melted butter and hot sauce mixture over to evenly coat.
Bake for another 7-10 minutes.
Serve alone or with dipping condiments. Enjoy!
**Portion size will vary after metabolic and bariatric surgery based on food stage and tolerance. Consult with your bariatric healthcare team about appropriate food options based on your individual needs.**
- Serving Size
- 1 serving (1 cup)
- per serving
- 8 grams
- 20 grams
- 3.5 grams
- 6 grams
- 5 grams