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Hungry Girl Today: 7.10.12

HG's Fully Loaded Chi-Dog

Every Hot Dog Has Its Day!
People everywhere can appreciate a delicious frank loaded with goodies. Our guilt-free take on a classic Chicago dog will blow your mind...

1 hot dog with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less (like Hebrew National 97% Fat Free)
1 light hot dog bun (or HG Alternative)
1 slice tomato, halved
1 dill pickle spear
1 tbsp. diced onion
1 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
1 1/2 tsp. sweet pickle relish
Optional toppings: celery salt, sport peppers

Microwave hot dog on a microwave-safe plate for 45 seconds, or until hot.

Split open the bun, and lay tomato slices on one side. Place hot dog in the center, and top with remaining ingredients. Bite in!


Serving Size: 1 hot dog (entire recipe)
Calories: 150
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 1,057mg
Carbs: 27.5g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 6.5g
Protein: 9.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: Can’t find 80-calorie light buns? Just get the lowest-calorie buns you see, and adjust the calorie count accordingly.

HG FYI: While our recipe has less than half the amount of sodium as the average Chicago dog, we recognize it's still pretty high in sodium. If you want to reduce the salt content, use only half of a pickle spear or skip it altogether.

Chicago Dog, Average

City of Big Calorie Counts...
Facts are facts: Hot dogs are FUN, and people love them. They're handheld and full of flavor, plus they're often associated with good times -- summer, cookouts, baseball games, etc. Chicago dogs are super-special, thanks to a creative combo of toppings including yellow mustard, white onion, sweet relish, dill pickle, and tomato slices. And since none of these toppings are particularly fattening, you might assume that a Chicago dog is reasonably guilt-free. Guess again! Most frankfurters themselves have far more fat and calories than you might suspect... and those long doughy buns certainly don't help! We recruited our favorite low-cal basics, and then loaded 'em up with all the crazy extras. The results are totally tasty and TOTALLY impressive in the nutritional department. Get ready for the DOG days of summer...

Serving Size: 1 hot dog
Calories: 455
Fat: 24.5g
Sodium: 2,317mg
Carbs: 43.5g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 15g

PointsPlus® value 12*

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