Veg Out for National Hot Dog Day with 5 Great Veggie Dogs

July 15th, 2019


July 17th is National Hot Dog Day and the perfect time to try a delicious plant-based version of America’s classic summertime food. There are plenty of tasty meatless hot dog options available. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular options, all of which are packed with tons of plant-based protein and taste.

 

Photo: Field Roast

 

Field Roast – (21 grams of protein) These hot dogs go by ‘frankfurters’ and get their flavor from fresh garlic, fresh onions and Field Roast’s own traditional blend of spices. Reviewers acclaim these fancy hot dogs have a texture that feels like a ‘real’ meat hot dog and doesn’t taste like fake meat. Do a taste test with your friends and family to see if they can tell the difference.

 

 

 

Photo: Tofurky

 

 

Tofurky – (17 grams of protein) Made with organic tofu and lots of flavor, this long-time veggie dog favorite has been described as having nearly the same texture as meat hot dogs but with a bit more spice. Who says tofu is bland?

 

 

 

 

Photo: Beyond Meat

 

Beyond Meat – (16 grams of protein) OK, a bit of a cheat. These are technically plant-based sausages, but hey, they fit on a hot dog bun. Beyond Meat is getting its fair share of press lately, and for good reason. They are popping up in global fast food chains, have tons of adoring fans and have been dominating the stock market with their recent IPO.

 

 

 

Photo: Lightlife

 

 

Lightlife – (7 grams of protein) Another plant-based hot dog on the list that has been around awhile. Which means people like them. And with only 50 calories per serving, they will fill you up, without weighing you down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Morningstar Farms

 

Morningstar Farms – (7 grams of protein) Morningstar Farm’s products have been vegetarian staples for years. So they’ve perfected the art of meatless cuisine. The texture for these veggie dogs is great, appealing to both vegetarians and carnivores alike. Insider tip, the hot dogs are a bit small for standard buns, so you might want to double the veggie dog fun to fill up the bun.

 

 

Let us know your fave. On June 17th post your favorite veggie hot dog using #NationalHotDogDay #MeatlessMonday and @MeatlessMonday

Want more veggie inspiration? We’ve got tons of plant-based recipes on our site. Check them out here. Head over to the Meatless Monday Summer Cookout Pinterest Board, where you’ll find plenty of tasty, plant-based BBQ ideas.