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.