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Healthy Hot Dogs 4 Ways

Written by Terra's Kitchen | Tue, May 23, '17

While it can be tricky to stick to healthy eating during cookout season, it is possible to put a spin on traditional summer foods to make them a little better for you! We grilled up turkey hot dogs, used whole wheat buns and added some healthy toppings for these four easy summer recipes.

You’ll still enjoy the taste of summer with these flavorful healthy hot dogs, but also feel good that you are getting some nutrients! Try one of these recipes at your upcoming cookouts:


Top to bottom:

The Pho Quoc Ridgeback (aka The Bahn Mi)

Matchsticks of cucumber and carrots

Sliced jalapeno



The Akita (aka The Fermented)

Pickled vegetables (cauliflower, red pepper and carrots)


Coarsely ground black pepper


The Italian Greyhound (aka The Caprese)

Sliced grape tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella pieces

Basil leaves

Drizzle of Olive Oil

Flake sea salt

Coarsely ground black pepper


The Chihuahua (aka The Mexican)


Pico de gallo

Coarsely ground black pepper


If you're looking for more ways to spice up a cookout, you can try having your own backyard campout staycation. You can get many of these healthy hot dog toppings from our Snacks and Sides menu, or as leftover from our meal kits! We’ve done the prep work, so you can spend more time outside with friends and family, and less in the kitchen.