Mar 17 2014

How to Eat a Hot Dog

When hot dogs are on the family menu, and calories are a concern, serve hotdogs with non-starchy vegetables instead of baked beans or even fries.

One hot dog in a roll and 1 cup baked beans will carry about 620 calories and 87 g of carbohydrate. Eat two hot dogs and calories reach 870 calories and over 100 grams of carbohydrate.









Try serving a hot dog with green beans and coleslaw and save over 250 calories;

1 hot dog on 100 calorie roll (250 calories)   with 1 cup coleslaw you make yourself (100 calories), 1 cup green beans (40 calories). Eat two hot dogs with green beans and coleslaw and the calories reach 640.

Coleslaw mix 1.5 cups prepared coleslaw with 2 tbsp coleslaw dressing calories (140)


A hot dog in a classic 8 count beef package will carry about 140 calories each and 4 grams of protein. You might want to try something different. It won’t be hard to find a poultry hot dog with 90 calories and 6 grams of protein and consider a vegetarian hot dog made with tofu. I Like Tofu Pups  they carry 60 calories and 8 grams of protein. I also like Applegate Organic Beef hotdogs 110 kcal and 7 grams of protein or their chicken hot dog with just 70 calories and 8 grams of protein.

Mustard, ketchup, relish, pickles, and onions can top the hot dog without adding many calories.

When choosing a roll chose one in the 100 calorie range. In my experience whole grain hot dog rolls are worth the try A 110 calorie Natures Own 100% whole wheat Roll has 110 calories, and 5 grams of protein plus 3 grams of fiber, Yum.

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