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Buffalo cauliflower and pork tacos make a healthy super bowl spread

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LOUISIVLLE,  Ky. (WDRB) -- Super Bowl is this weekend and parties will have your game day favorites. Meijer has some alternatives that include the same great flavors.

Meijer dietician Melissa Hehmann, RD CDE shows how to make crispy pork tacos and buffalo cauliflower wings.

Before you start cooking, you can check out free samples to get an idea for your Super Bowl party. Saturday, February 1, 2014 Meijer is hosting a tasting at all stores.

Taste of the Game
·    Saturday, 2/1/2014 from 11am - 4pm at ALL Meijer stores
·    FREE Food samples
·    FREE Meijer Taste of the Game Booklets

Crispy Pork Tacos
12 servings
·    1 medium onion, halved and sliced
·    2 cloves garlic, minced
·    1 (3-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt roast), trimmed
·    1 cup Meijer Salsa
·    1 (4-oz.) can green chiles
·    16 to 20 taco shells, heated according to package directions
·    Toppings (optional): Shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream

1.    Coat the bottom of a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place onion and garlic in slow cooker. Season pork with salt and pepper to taste; place in slow cooker.

2.    In a small bowl stir together salsa, green chiles and ¼ cup water; pour over pork. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or until pork pulls apart easily with a fork.

3.    Transfer pork to a platter, reserving cooking liquid in slow cooker. Using 2 forks, shred pork and return to slow cooker; toss. Spoon pork into taco shells. Top with optional toppings, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 330, Total Fat 18g, Carbohydrate 10g, Fiber 1g, Protein 29g.

Source: Meijer Taste of the Game booklet

Serve with: Meijer Kale Salad

Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"
12 servings
·    1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
·    1 cup favorite Buffalo Sauce
·    1 Tablespoon butter or oil, optional
·    1 cup milk
·    1 cup flour (use almond flour for gluten-free)
·    2 teaspoon garlic powder
·    1 ounce Blue cheese crumbles, optional
1.    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.    In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, flour, and garlic powder. Allow to sit a few minutes before adding the cauliflower.
3.    Toss the cauliflower florets in the milk mixture. Shake off the excess batter and place on a baking sheet prepared with cooking spray. Bake for 17 minutes.
4.    While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the buffalo sauce. You can use sauce as is, or add 1 tablespoon butter or oil for a milder flavor.
5.    Remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss in the buffalo sauce. Place the florets back on the baking sheet and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes.
6.    Cool slightly and top with blue cheese crumbles, if desired.
7.     Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 75, Fat 1g, Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 2g, Protein 4g.

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