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A New Nitrate-Free, Lighter Hot Dog To Try This Memorial Day
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
What says Memorial day better than firing up the barbeque. One of the least expensive and most kid-friendly items to grill is hot dogs.

In my opinion the key to a great-tasting but lighter hot dog is being lower in fat than the usual hot dog but not too low that it changes the traditional flavor and texture of a hot dog. This seems to be accomplished around the 9 grams of fat per hot dog mark.

One of the newer options on the market is Oscar Mayer's Turkey Selects Hot Dog with 120 calories and 9 grams of fat (2.5 grams saturated fat) per hot dog. These hardwood smoked and nitrite-free dogs have a pleasant flavor and texture especially if cooked on the barbeque.

If you don't want to fire up the barbeque, you can use your indoor grill (i.e. George Foreman grill) instead. Just coat the grill plates with some canola cooking spray. This will help brown the outside of the hot dogs.

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