The Good: According to the USDAsupertracker an average “hot dog with bun” provides 250 calories and 9 grams of protein, roughly equivalent to a Power Bar. It also boasts significant amounts of several important vitamins; B-12, Thiamine and Niacin. Take me out to the Ballpark!
The Bad: Our frankfurter friend is shamefully high in fat, notably the saturated, artery clogging kind. Think six slices of bacon; topped with chili and cheese, a greasy dozen. It's also laced with sodium; the equivalent of two Lay's grab bags. Add mustard and relish (which I did) and you have 50% of the daily recommended amount of sodium, in just one dog! Suggested game day meal plan: fruit for breakfast, salad for lunch, water, water and more water...
|Stacy's foil-smushed dog|
The Ugly: There is nothing pretty about a foiled smashed, grease soaked bun and watery pump relish. In my humble opinion dog should meet bun just seconds prior to service. Relish should be available in a serving dish, nestled between onions and jalapeno friends, flanked by pumps of spicy mustard and hot sauce. Go ahead hot dog world, make my day!