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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:

 

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as long as they keep adding nitrites/nitrates ....no hotdogs for me...!!

Anonymous

09/01/2013 - 12:12pm

Look at the nitrites/nitrates in the ingredients....stuff to avoid.

Anonymous

07/15/2012 - 11:47am

So where does Nathans, or Hebrew National fit in? These are the hot dogs I grew up with. They may not be the "healthiest," but doesn't taste and texture count for anything?

Anonymous

07/05/2011 - 10:17pm

What about Hebrew National or Nathan's hot dogs? They don't have preservitives do they? Hebrew National are Koesher and do nor have scrap parts in them.

Anonymous

07/01/2011 - 8:00pm

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