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The Ultimate Carrot Dog

by Meghann on April 23, 2010

This afternoon an idea sprung into my head for a meal that was so good it automatically had me thinking “I can not wait to blog about this!” before I even took the first bite.

Let me introduce to you the very blog worthy Carrot Dog. πŸ™‚

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Hot Dog Bun + Spinach + Grilled Carrot + Almond Butter = The Ultimate Carrot Dog

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This wasn’t just fun to look at – it was fun to eat too. πŸ™‚   

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I know the concept of using a carrot in lieu of a hot dog may not be a highly original one, but I like to think the almond butter topping gives it a fun twist. πŸ˜‰ Oh and it was good. Damn good in fact! I hope to one day feed this combo to my future kids.

The buns I used this evening were a recent addition to my freezer.

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I found the sprouted hot dog buns in the freezer section at my local Publix and found them quite tasty. After a quick defrost the sprouted buns were really grainy and chewy. I look forward to eating them again. πŸ™‚

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It wouldn’t be a true ‘hot dog’ of a meal unless there were some fries on the side.

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And some steamed broccoli to round the plate out.

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Some bits of chocolate and dried kiwi for dessert.

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I’m in the middle of watching The Lovely Bones. The movie is really creepy, but in a good you on the edge of your seat kind of way. I am not inspired to read the book. I have a very bad habit of watching movies and then reading the book. I’m just backwards like that. πŸ™‚

I have plans tomorrow for my first open water swim since my tri last March and I am super nervous. Luckily I’ll have a triathlon rock star and sister there to help me rock it!

Good Night!!

1 Erin April 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Good luck on your swim tomorrow! I’m sure you’ll totally rock it! :mrgreen:

Love the carrot dog idea. I’m totally grilling up some carrots this weekend and trying it out.

2 Meghan@traveleatlove April 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I watched the movie the other day, and the book is MUCH better.
Good luck on the swim, you will rock it!

3 Amy @ Second City Randomness April 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I actually read the book and loved it! Still curious as to if the movie does it justice!

4 Run Sarah April 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Good luck on your swim! That carrot dog looks amazing – especially with the almond butter.

5 Shannon April 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

The book is REALLY GOOD! Better than the movie! πŸ™‚ I have to admit I don’t think I would try your carrot dog. πŸ™‚ Sorry!

6 missyrayn April 23, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I can’t do nut butter and veggies. Just too strange for me yet.

The book is way better than the movie but the movie is wonderful.

7 Jayce April 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I watched The Lovely Bones today, too. I liked it a lot! My to-read list is already way too long, so I doubt I’ll read the book. Carrot dog… never thought of that but think I might like it. πŸ™‚

8 Mary April 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I honestly couldn’t get into the book. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I am an avid “read the book and watch the movie” person. good luck with your swim tomorrow! πŸ™‚

9 Paula April 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

The book was one of the best I’ve ever read. You should give it a try.

10 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood April 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I am actually watching the movie as I type this and I am really enjoying it, but I am not sure if I would read it either!!

11 Sana April 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Heheeh! you really do put nut better on everything! If you find something you love, stick with it!

12 Marissa April 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

yum! i would probably eat cardboard if it was covered in almond butter.

13 Nicole April 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Oh my goodness! When I saw that carrot dog I couldn’t believe my eyes, and almond butter? Delicious!! I have to try that thing, thanks girlie πŸ™‚ take care

14 Beth @ fatbustermack April 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Movies like lovely bones intrigue me, but I can’t watch anything that freaky so I never follow up on my interest! Good luck on the swim!

15 Andrea of Care to Eat April 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm

You HAVE to read the book. You just do. No ifs, ands, or buts! I rented the movie tonight and will hopefully watch it tomorrow.
And, carrot dog? You should name your blog “cook outside the box.”

16 Emilyeatsclean April 23, 2010 at 11:58 pm

That sandwhich looks tasty…..very cute and thoughtful too!! Have fun swimming!!

-emily

17 Lisa April 24, 2010 at 12:31 am

Um… I hate to say this but my bf saw this post over my shoulder and said “what is wrong with these people?!” but he is a typical guy–obsessed with hot dogs. I’d try this concoction. πŸ˜‰

18 caronae April 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

I love love love it! This is the cutest little meal I’ve ever seen, I’ll have to buy some hot dog buns just so I can eat it πŸ™‚

19 Lorin April 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

What about sweet potatoes, slightly mashed, with peanut butter in a hot dog. yumm!!! Sweet potatoes are amazing and peanut butter goes with everything!

20 midgetkeeper April 24, 2010 at 1:38 am

The book is amazing but so is the movie which usually isn’t the case.

21 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

Oooh my gosh, good luck on the open water swim – that would scare the life outta me!

22 Hillary April 24, 2010 at 2:04 am

OMG…that ‘sandwich is hilarious! Really…you are quite the genius. I’ve gotta give that veggie-lover lunch/dinner a try!

23 Anna April 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

I love that book!! Definitely better than the movie.

24 Christy April 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

Hahaha, I’ve never seen a “carrot dog” before!!

25 jentrinque April 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

You really crack me up with your inventive dinners!

I only read the book Lovely Bones and heard the movie wasn’t as good, but I might still check it out to see.

26 runningwithsass April 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

I have to say, I love hot dogs, but the carrot just doesn’t look yummy lol!
GL in your swim!

27 Kate April 24, 2010 at 9:44 am

Cute idea for a carrot in a hot dog bun!

I read the book and adored it…I have re-read it many times through the years and I am not one for light fiction reading…I mostly stick to nonfiction, bios, Russian authors (think Dostoevsky, Checkhov, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy) or expatriates (think Hemingway, Faulkner, Stein, Fitzgerald) so I was surprised to find myself actually bawling reading this book! I had to set it down a few times and pick it back up to re-read because it’s really well-written πŸ™‚ Hope the movie is good, too!

28 Bec April 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

Wow what a great idea, I can not wait to try it out myself. Hope you rock that swim πŸ™‚

29 Lucy April 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

I honestly did not enjoy the book!!! I didn’t go see the movie because I was pretty annoyed by the time I finished the book – just one person’s opinion:) interesting idea on the carrot dog!

30 Ashley April 24, 2010 at 10:37 am

i liked the movie but there was WAAAAAAY too much CG going on, like to the point of ridiculousness and stupidity.

31 Erica April 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

Bunny on a bun! A restaurant in Charleston (Mount Pleasant) that was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives, makes this (http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-triple-d-experience-jacks-cosmic.html)…of course they’ve never used nut butter (which I bet makes it incredible. Hope you have a good weekend Meghann

32 glidingcalm April 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

that is so adorable!! haha!

33 Cheryll Woods-Flowers April 25, 2010 at 9:47 am

Great article! I have eaten there often but have never had the carrot dog. I will try it now! Thanks for the information.

34 Monica C. April 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

The things you come up with! And you really like this stuff! πŸ™‚

35 Gena May 19, 2010 at 7:02 am

Meghann, are you serious? This has “Gena” written all over it! Great, great idea πŸ™‚

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