Fast Food Fixed
Photography by: Kenji Toma
FAST-FOOD FAVORITE: CHILI CHEESE DOG
This done-over dog uses a nitrate-free chicken wiener
topped with heart-healthy bean salsa on a whole-wheat
bun for a lot more waist-friendly fiber. “Swapping out the
traditional hot dog reduces fat by 11 grams and saves you
around 100 calories,” adds Avanti.
THE FIX + Chili Dog Done Right
PREP: 32 min. COOK: 8 min. SERVES 6
For the Bean Salsa:
1 15-ounce can mixed beans, rinsed, drained and dried
1 tablespoon jalapeño, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon cumin
For the hot dogs:
6 nitrate-free chicken hot dogs
6 whole-wheat hot dog buns
For the toppings:
8 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped or shredded
6 tablespoons feta or cotija cheese, crumbles
1. In a medium bowl, combine Bean Salsa ingredients.
Gently toss together, cover and chill for at least 20 minutes
(can be left overnight).
2. For the hot dogs, heat grill to medium-high. Cook dogs
until golden brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Place
buns on the grill cut-side down and toast until lightly golden
brown, about 20 seconds.
3. To assemble, place hot dog in the bun. Top with a handful
of romaine lettuce, 1∕3 cup Bean Salsa and 1 tablespoon of
crumbled feta or cotija cheese.
Per serving: 315 calories, 6.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat),
52 mg cholesterol, 16 g protein, 38 g carbohydrates, 8 g
fiber, 833 mg sodium.