Dr Oz, Healthy Hot Dog Recipe by Rocco Dispirito, Lower Calories n Fat

Dr. Oz : How  To Make A Healthy Hot Dog – Recipe by Rocco Dispirito

Today Dr. Oz invited chef Rocco DiSpirito on to the show to share his recipes on how to make foods you love healthier without sacrificing taste.  Rocco also shares his tips on how to rescue overcooked chicken.  During this segment on today’s show Rocco lets you in on a few secrets on how to make a healthy hot dog!

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A healthy hot dog? Could it be?  Here are the ingredients and how to make a healthy hot dog that your kids will love!

Ingredients :

  • Olive oil cooking spray  (you will use much less olive oil using the spray.  Every tbsp of olive oil adds 100 calories!)
  • 7 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 4 links of lean turkey sausage
  • Thinly slice a medium onion
  • Slice a red pepper into strips
  • Slice a green pepper into strips
  • 1 small can of chopped tomatoes (choose a can that doesn’t have any added sugar or fat)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat hot dog buns

Directions on how to make healthy hot dogs

  • Preheat oven to broil
  • Spray a large pan with olive oil spray and set on stove top over medium heat.
  • Place turkey sausage links into the pan. Brown on both sides.  Set aside .
  • Lower the heat to medium and cook garlic until it browns which should only take about 1 minute.  Then add the onion and red and green peppers that you have already cut into strips.  This will take about 8 minutes.  Add in the tomatoes and lower heat to simmer.
  • Add the turkey sausage links back into the pan and simmer for about 5 more minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Open the whole wheat hot dog rolls and broil until lightly toasted.
  • Add one turkey sausage link to each roll and 1/4 of add the pepper and onions to each hot dog.  Enjoy

So how many fat and calories did you save?

  • Original hot dog – A whopping 560 calorie and 32 grams of fat
  • Rocco DiSpirito’s healthy hot dog recipe – 291 calories and 11 grams of fat