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Hot dogs are SERIOUS summer food, people! But where's the fun in eating a simple dog in a bun? We've got some fun alternatives for you adventurous frank freaks... Read on!

HG Hot Dog Heads-Up! While there are many brands of low-cal franks to choose from, our favorites are DEFINITELY Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks and Hoffy Extra Lean Beef Franks! Okay, now on to the recipes...
Pigs on a Mattress

1 piece (about 4.5" X 3"): 108 calories, 1.25g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 368mg sodium, 20g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 4g protein

Freestyle® SmartPoints™ value 3*

1 package Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust refrigerated dough
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 hot dogs with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less each, sliced into coins
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.

Roll out dough into a large rectangle about 9 inches by 15 inches. Transfer to the baking sheet.

Sprinkle dough evenly with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Evenly place sliced hot dogs and onion on the dough, gently pressing down so they adhere.

Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool slightly. Cut into 10 rectangles -- each about 4 1/2 inches by 3 inches -- and enjoy!

Cold Dog Slaw

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 96 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 806mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 8g protein

Freestyle® SmartPoints™ value 1*

3/4 cup chopped onion 
4 hot dogs with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less each, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp. yellow mustard
One 12-oz. bag (4 cups) dry broccoli cole slaw 
3/4 cup sauerkraut

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add chopped hot dogs and, stirring occasionally, cook until slightly browned, about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Dijonnaise with yellow mustard and mix well. Set aside.

In a large bowl or container, combine broccoli cole slaw, sauerkraut, and onion-hot dog mixture. Mix well. Add Dijonnaise-mustard mixture and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Hot Dog & Scramble

Entire recipe: 141 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 962mg sodium, 14g carbs, 0.75g fiber, 7g sugars, 18.5g protein

Freestyle® SmartPoints™ value 1*

This could be the BEST HG scramble EVER...

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 tbsp. yellow mustard
1/2 tbsp. dill relish
1 hot dog with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less, chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
Optional toppings: additional ketchup and/or mustard

In a small bowl, combine egg substitute, ketchup, mustard, and relish. Whisk for about 1 minute, until mostly uniform. Set aside.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add chopped hot dog and onion and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add egg mixture to the skillet and scramble until fully cooked, about 4 minutes. Plate your scramble and drizzle with additional ketchup and/or mustard, if you like. Enjoy!


HG Alternative! For a handheld breakfast on the go, load your scramble into a hot dog bun (light, if available) or a high-fiber tortilla. Mmmmm!!!

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