Diet Hot Dog Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

When Frank's Just....Too Fat

The meat of the matter is what holds the largest amount of caloric values when it comes to the All American Hot Dog.

The average bun contains 110 kcals. The sauce is generally 10 to 20 kcals per Tablespoon.

Pickle relish, chopped onion, ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut are all minimal in caloric values.

But not Frank.

At times he can contain more than 300 plump kcals and a whole lot of unhealthy fatty acids.

But he need not be a tubby because when he's slim - he can fit into almost all healthy weight loss plans.

Let's view tips to assist in making Frank as lean as possible without being mean to our diet.

1. Look on the nutrition label to find the amount of kcals and fatty acids - as well as other important information, such as the sodium content.

Choose Leaner Frankfurters Over Fatty

2. When the product states 'all-meat' or 'all beef' or 'all pork' it tends to be kinder in the caloric content.

3. The lighter varieties may hold one-fourth the energy values of their fatty big brothers, but do pay attention to the sodium content. Salt is a very economic flavoring agent and is used prolifically in commercially prepared foods.

It can have a serious impact on overall health, increasing blood pressure - retaining fluids and so forth, so this is why salt is recommended to be kept at a minimum in the daily eating plan.

Keep in mind that most natural foods contain minimal amounts of sodium.

The current recommendation is at 1500 milligrams - down from a prior recommended 2400 milligrams.

Many fast food items contain more than the previous daily recommendation - so consumer beware for the sake of your good health.

4. Oscar Mayer is a popular brand of hot dog, so let's review the nutritional elements of their different types of frankfurters.

Nutrition Facts for Hot Dogs

- The beef variety contains 147 kcals, 13.62 total fat grams, 25 mg's of cholesterol and 461 mg's of sodium.

- The fat free contain 39 kcals, 0.25 total fat grams, 15 mg's of cholesterol and 464 mg's of sodium. While most of the negative values have been decreased, the sodium content remains about the same.

- The 'light' version contains pork, turkey and beef - and almost 600 milligrams of salt.

Given the above nutrition data, our clear choice is the fat free variety - and to save more kcals, we can slice it down the middle after roasting has been completed.

These are just a few tips and methods that we can use to trim back the lipid and energy values.

And if you do opt for the sauerkraut, choose the low-sodium varieties. The regular contains 1560 mg's of sodium per cup.


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