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8 Healthy Hot Dogs That Actually Taste Good

Bicycling Logo By Matthew Kadey, R.D. of Bicycling | Slide 1 of 9: For better or worse, hot dogs are one of those quintessentially American foods. Whether firing up the grill or simply boiling up the world’s easiest dinner, hot dogs are bound to work their way into a your diet at one point or another. And whether you take them bathed in ketchup and mustard, or go more upscale with something like kimchi to up your Insta game, you are pretty much guaranteed to be biting into bonafide comfort food. But choose poorly and the nutritional pitfalls of your hot dog habit could make it much harder to hold onto your abs. While no one should claim that hot dogs can be considered a superfood, their health quotient has improved in recent years thanks to a few companies that aren’t stuffing them with mystery meat and a oodles of additives. And when compared to cheesy burgers and hunks of T-bone, a hot dog can actually be one of the most calorie friendly additions to your cookout. [The Best Memorial Day Deals for Cyclists]But when it comes time to hunt for a healthy (or, let’s face it, less unhealthy) hot dog that actually tastes good, it can be daunting to find one that fits the bill. That’s why we wanted to help by grabbing our tongs and setting out to find the finest franks of them all. Time to toast your buns.

For better or worse, hot dogs are one of those quintessentially American foods. Whether firing up the grill or simply boiling up the world’s easiest dinner, hot dogs are bound to work their way into a your diet at one point or another. And whether you take them bathed in ketchup and mustard, or go more upscale with something like kimchi to up your Insta game, you are pretty much guaranteed to be biting into bonafide comfort food. But choose poorly and the nutritional pitfalls of your hot dog habit could make it much harder to hold onto your abs.

While no one should claim that hot dogs can be considered a superfood, their health quotient has improved in recent years thanks to a few companies that aren’t stuffing them with mystery meat and a oodles of additives. And when compared to cheesy burgers and hunks of T-bone, a hot dog can actually be one of the most calorie friendly additions to your cookout.

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But when it comes time to hunt for a healthy (or, let’s face it, less unhealthy) hot dog that actually tastes good, it can be daunting to find one that fits the bill. That’s why we wanted to help by grabbing our tongs and setting out to find the finest franks of them all. Time to toast your buns.

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