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California Pup Hot Dog Topper

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 1
Despite its dubious nutritional reputation, the average frank actually beats a basic burger patty by about 100 calories (assuming you don't go the foot-long route; food shouldn't be measured in feet). Try organic, grass-fed, or uncured wieners, which tend to have less ­sodium. Then load up on fresh condiments like these. A whole-grain bun is another healthy upgrade, adding 3g of filling fiber.


  • 2 teaspoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced avocado
  • 1 tablespoon alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh radish
  • 2 teaspoons dry-roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 87
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.0 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 76 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix canola mayo with basil, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, radish, and sunflower seeds.