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Hot Dogs for Father’s Day

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Though he probably doesn’t know it, I learned a great deal about nutrition from my dad.  He subtly taught me a few key healthy eating principles that have over the years helped me build and maintain healthy habits and a healthy relationship with food.

But my dad also taught me to love hot dogs.  These are almost for sure his favorite food, so our Father’s Day celebration includes them nearly every year.  Thank goodness for Applegate’s organic grass-fed beef hot dogs, which allow us to indulge without having to sacrifice our family food values.  This year, I’m going to switch things up a bit by making Banh Mi-style hot dogs, served alongside some of these lightened BBQ classics.  I think it will make these two dads very, very happy.

healthy hot dogs

healthy hot dogs

Happy Fathers Day to my dad, my husband, and all the other loving fathers I am lucky to know!

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  • Tyler
    June 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

    What better way to be honored than with a (organic) hot dog.

  • Teri Roughen
    June 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I love hot dogs but usually get the veggie or turkey dogs, but I will try those. Love the photos of your family. So sweet!

  • shelley
    June 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This article is a must-forward to Jeremy! I love Tyler’s comment on this piece 🙂

  • Amelia
    June 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm


  • Jeremy Gruhlkey
    June 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, even organic hot dogs are delicious!

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