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June 29, 2011 - 12:11pm

I love the smoky bite of a hot dog mounded with sweet and tangy toppings and the delicate, salty balance of meat with the bun. But I’m not a huge fan of the buckets of sodium and oozing fat many hot dogs contain. Plus when you eat a hot dog with an average white-bread bun, you add 100+ calories and 200+ mg of sodium to the calories, fat and sodium the hot dog already contains. So is a healthy hot dog even possible?

Don’t Miss: What’s Actually in a Hot Dog?

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June 15, 2011 - 12:29pm

By Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine

Like every kid who enjoyed the occasional Happy Meal growing up, I have always held a special (yellow, plastic) spot in my heart for McDonald’s. I remember making friends in the sleek, candy-colored Play Places, coveting the flimsy, free toys. In second grade, I committed the entire ’80s-era jingle “Menu Song” to memory (you remember: “Big Mac, McDLT, a quarter pounder with some cheese…”) and sang it to a rapt audience of kindergarteners on the school bus.

Maybe that’s why as an adult it was...

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