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August 02, 2006

Healthy Hot Dogs?

The boys had hot dogs for lunch. Hubby was quick to inform me that they were healthy hotdogs--served with flax seed, spinach, avocado and ketchup. He said they were delicious.

I'll take his word on it.


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We have our hot dogs wrapped in homemade whole wheat (fresh ground *grin*) dough. So I try not to think about what kind of nasty is inside the 69c/package hot dog and focus on their healthy wrapper...

Posted by: Megan at August 2, 2006 08:57 PM

Healthy hot dogs?
What we really need are healthy corn dogs!

Posted by: Sciolist at August 2, 2006 09:00 PM

Whole wheat buns I can get. It's the flax seed--on a hotdog--that has me boggled. Then again, I'll eat flax seed on lots of stuff, just haven't done the culinary experiments Hubby has.

Sciolist, you know what? I think Hubby would agree with you. The world needs more meats on sticks.

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 2, 2006 09:43 PM

i don't care what you put ON them, i don't buy the healthy bit... BUT, if you are willing to shell out a few extra bucks - we do occasionally allow Hebrew dogs in the house. They are kosher all beef and even i like the taste if they are charred nicely over a fire...

Posted by: mtnmama at August 3, 2006 01:20 AM

Flax seed with hotdogs....ewwwww! :)

Posted by: Tammy at August 3, 2006 07:26 AM

I know it's good for you, but it sounds, um... interesting.

Because I lived in a small Bavarian town growing up, we ate hotdogs and sausages all the time when I was a kid. Down here in TN, folks don't know what a real hotdog is. You should hear the comments if I serve something with a casing! When forced to choose from what's available at Wal-Mart, I choose Hebrew Nationals (like mtnmama) or Nathan's. What cracks me up is that Hebrew Nationals package seven hotdogs in each packet. :o)

Posted by: jenn at August 3, 2006 10:46 AM

Check your natural food store for organic (or naturally-raised) beef hot dogs (I like the Applegate Farms brand) ... that's probably the closest you can get to a healthy hot dog. I guess the chicken hot dogs would be better, but they don't taste as good! ;)

BTW, if you want food on a stick, the Minnesota State Fair at the end of August is the place to be!

Posted by: Brian at August 3, 2006 11:28 AM

We frequently use Hebrew National as well. We assume they must be ok since they're packaged in 7s. :)

Posted by: Brian at August 3, 2006 02:46 PM

Hotdogs are one of the few things that I remain brand loyal--I like Ballpark All-Beef franks. However, with such rousing endorsement, I guess I should try the Hebrew ones. (They were on sale Buy-One-Get-One last week. . . wish I'd tried them then!)

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 3, 2006 07:46 PM

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