Hey Homeslice, what up?
I am on a hot dog and wrap kick. I have no idea why.
Nyet, maybe it’s because my son loves turkey hot dogs- (we buy him the nitrate free ones from Trader Joe’s)- and so I decided to try them. I found out I like the chicken nitrate free hot dogs better and they’re only 60 calories each. High protein.
I liked those cheesy dogs as a child. You know, the ones that oozed cheese when you cooked them? Mmmmm.
This morning, this was my weird breakfast:
One chicken nitrate free hot dog heated in the micro for 28 seconds = 60 calories.
One slice of Kraft American 2% cheese = 45 calories.
One whole wheat tortilla, heated in pan with no oil = 120 calories.
When the hot dog and tortilla are warm, you add the slice of cheese and wrap it tightly, then keep it in the pan until lightly browned (the cheese will melt inside).
So the whole high protein snack with calcium and some whole grain and fiber was about 225 calories. And it’s very portable. You can wrap it in some tin foil and take it into the movies with you (shhhh).
Pretty good snack for kids, you can dip it in mustard or ketchup or add mayo, even sliced avocado, go crazy! You can always get the organic or just regular hot dogs, too.
For beef hot dogs I like Nathan’s. I try to eat kosher beef hot dogs although I’m not Jewish, my husband and son are part Jewish, so that makes me honorary at least. Or something.
Around this same time that I went hot dog wacky, I tried a turkey wrap from the food court in my local mall and I really enjoyed it. But it was like, nine or ten dollars for a wrap and iced tea, with no sides.
The key is that even if the insides of the wrap are cold, you must heat the tortilla in a on-stick pan on both sides to warm and soften it. I’ve had them all kinds of ways, baby, but these are my three favorites so far:
Turkey, swiss cheese, avocado, chopped tomatoes and lettuce. I add olive oil mayo for dressing or use ranch. Cut in half for easier eatin’
My fave veggie version is: Hummus, a lot of avocado, cheddar or swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, a bit of mayo or ranch. (Sometimes I put the ranch on the side for dipping.)