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Whether you're at a cookout, the ballpark, or home in your own backyard, we've got the must-know info when it comes to consuming the great American hot dog!

Let's Be Frank... Having Hot Dogs When Out 'n About!

The Lowdown - The average hot dog in a bun (without toppings) has about 350 calories and 20g fat. Large ones tip the scales with more than 500 calories each. Avoid the oversized pups, people! You might even consider ordering one off the kids' menu. Those are generally smaller...

Top Toppings - Since the basic dog itself is on the high end in the stats department, stick with smart add-ons. Go for mustard, relish, sauerkraut, ketchup, raw onions, etc. Things like bacon, cheese, and oily grilled onions will only bog down your dog. Save decadent extras for at-home creations made with guilt-free versions!

Look for Leaner Proteins - Turkey and chicken dogs won't always be low in calories, but there's a good chance they'll be lower in fat than pork and beef options. Good to know...

Super Sides - Keep your meal's stats in check with smart pairings. Have a large salad (light dressing on the side), some crunchy cut veggies with salsa, or a big ol' Fuji apple alongside that hot dog!

Hot New Finds and Classic Faves!

Applegate Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs - These flavor-packed franks are made from quality cuts of beef and not much else -- just water, salt, and spices! Plus, each one has a respectable 70 calories and 6g fat (PointsPlus