Buyer's Guide to Healthier Hot Dogs

The EatingWell Test Kitchen's picks for the best healthier hot dogs for calories, fat and sodium.

Although the humble hot dog is often the calorie bargain at any cookout—averaging less than 150 calories per dog—they are often loaded with saturated fat and packed with sodium. For a healthier hot dog, look for brands with 370 mg of sodium (or less) and no more than 3 grams of saturated fat per dog. Below are the EatingWell Test Kitchen's favorite healthier hot dogs:

Poultry Dogs

  • Applegate Uncured Turkey Dogs (40 cals; 3.5 g fat (1 g sat fat); 260 mg sodium)
  • Shelton Uncured Chicken Franks (70 cals; 6 g fat (1.5 g sat fat); 360 mg sodium)
  • Jenny-O Turkey Franks (70 cals; 5 g fat (1.5 mg sat fat); 370 mg sodium)
  • D'Artagnan Uncured Duck Hot Dogs (90 cals; 6 g fat (2 g sat fat); 350 mg sodium)

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