Banana Dogs with Strawberry Relish
Did you know that the consumption of processed meats, like hot dogs, is linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes? There is even a dose-response relationship between processed meats and colorectal cancer: risk increases by 21 percent for every 50 grams per day of processed meat product consumed. To bring attention to this fact, Physicians Committee seeks to rename National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month as National Drop the Hot Dog Month. Instead of having a hot dog, have a banana dog!
Makes 4 banana dogs
4 whole-wheat hot dog buns
4 bananas, ripened to your preference
2 tablespoons SunButter or your favorite nut or seed butter
2 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Toss the strawberry relish ingredients together in a bowl. If you have time, let the mixture sit for an hour for the flavors to meld.
Spread a 1/2 tablespoon of nut butter on each hot dog bun, add a peeled banana, and top with strawberry relish. Enjoy!
Per banana dog:
Calories: 315; Fat: 6.5 g; Saturated Fat: 0.8 g; Calories from Fat: 17.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 8.9 g; Carbohydrates: 60 g; Sugar: 29.3 g; Fiber: 8.5 g; Sodium: 207 mg; Calcium: 82 mg; Iron: 2.1 mg; Vitamin C: 73.7; Beta Carotene: 42 mcg; Vitamin E: 2.5 mg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.