Grilled Franks with Sesame Apple Slaw Recipe with Lightlife Meatless Hot Dogs #MomsMeet

I am no stranger to finding alternatives to foods I used to eat and enjoy. Several of my friends are vegan, so I was excited to come across a meatless hot dog to share about. Lightlife Smart Dogs are made of plant proteins and are perfect to add to the vegan diet.

These certified vegan hot dogs are grill ready and are Non-GMO Project Verified. Smart Dogs have 7 grams of protein and are only 50 calories per link. The Jumbo hot dogs 13 grams of protein and are 100 grams per link.

More about Lightlife: Lightlife began in western Massachusetts in 1979 with a passion for creating great
tasting vegetarian food. They have grown over the years by sticking to their roots and making all of their products with quality and care. They consider their products “Meat without the Middleman”— they taste, feel, and look like meat even though they are made from plants, not animals. From hot dogs and sausage to deli slices and tempeh, their plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified line of products has something for everyone. Giving back to the community is also a priority for Lightlife. Since the very beginning, they have contributed 5% of their annual profits to organizations that support a healthier you and a healthier planet.

Grilled Franks with Sesame Apple Slaw Recipe
This recipe is from Lightlife's website.

4 Lightlife® Smart Dogs®
grilling spray
1/4 head green cabbage, cut into 2 wedges
1/4 red cabbage, cut into 2 wedges
2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil, divided
1 cup shredded Granny Smith apple (1 medium apple)
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. agave sweetener
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
4 hot dog rolls

Spray cold grate of outdoor grill with grilling spray. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over cabbage; grill 8-10 mins. or until both sides have softened and have grill marks, turning once. Remove from heat; cool.
Meanwhile, combine apple, sesame seeds, remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, vinegar, agave, salt and pepper in medium bowl; set aside.
Grill Smart Dogs® 8-10 mins. or until hot, turning once.
Meanwhile, remove core from cabbage and cut into shreds. Add to apple mixture; toss to combine.
Place Smart Dogs® in rolls and top each with 1/3 cup of slaw.

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  1. Those sound so yummy! My kids are going to love these.

  2. I really like how you topped these. Apple slaw sounds so tasty!

  3. Doubt my hot fog eating almost 94 year old Mom would go for these--oh I'm sure she would like them--but don't try and take her away from the real deal!! As for me--I would love to try these.

  4. This sounds like the perfect sumemr dinner! I love hot dogs!

  5. These sound great! The apple slaw sounds very interesting!

  6. Sounds like the perfect summer quick dinner idea or even lunch. my kids love grilled franks!

  7. These are vegetarian? Oh how very interesting and nice to know. They look good.

  8. Will have to stock up on some of these vegan hot dogs for my next cookout. Last time we had a BBQ a couple friends that came were vegans!


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