" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

August 31, 2010


The 99 Cent Chef blog has been covering hot dogs in the LA area.  One featured bacon.  

Bacon plus hot dogs?..yummo.  On a diet? ...yep.

One hot dog bun:  100 calories

One low fat or reduced fat hot dog:  45 calories or 90 calories depending on brand

One slice thin Oscar Mayer precooked bacon: 17.5 calories

One teaspoon light mayonnaise: 16. 33 calories

A little mustard:  negligible

A little catsup:  10 calories

A smidge of diced onions:  ?? calories

Total rounding up, using highest numbers=235

Eaten with a half cup V8 (25), 2 tablespoons of dill weed dip (40) and a cup of raw cauliflower florets.

Lunch for right at 300 calories.  Not too shabby. And totally satisfying.

Let me tell you, the hot dog was awesome.  The 99 Cent Chef added sauted peppers and onion.  Next time I have peppers on hand, will give that a go.

You can eat hot dogs.  You can eat bacon.  If...you choose wisely and use lower calorie lower fat versions.

Salads for supper tonight:  salmon salad, green bean salad, fat free cottage cheese, and mango lassi (like a smoothie, made with fat free yogurt and fresh mango).

It's all about balance.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.