Look Ma, No Nitrates

Life Choices Hot Dogs
Look Ma, No Nitrates

Ever played the classic “What am I?” game with your kids? Here’s one that might stump even the savviest of moms:

“I contain antioxidants, come from an animal, and am Canadian-made. What am I?”

You might guess a skin care product or a new healthy beverage. But believe it or not, we’re actually talking about a…hot dog. 

Life Choices Natural Foods, the Canadian organic food company and makers of other healthy kid favourites, has given the old ‘nitrates and filler’ stuffed classic a Life Choices makeover. We like them so much, we’ve put our seal of approval on them—look for the “SavvyMom Approved” stickers on the packaging at a store near you.

These savvy dogs are produced from whole cuts of premium beef (that are not mechanically deboned) and provided from Life Choices’ (and Beretta Farms’) Ontario cattle farm, Grandview Farms. The Life Choices Hot Dogs are nitrate free, contain no fillers, are allergen free (no nuts, soy, gluten, egg or wheat) and contain a natural preservative made of celery and green tea—which is high in antioxidants. At Grandview Farms, the cattle are largely fruit-fed, which contributes to the meat’s great taste.

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of guilt over serving your children the occasional tubular treat, put those worries aside. Now there is a healthier (and very tasty) option for one of those favourite kid entrées.

One of the great things about life? We have so many choices.

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Tested by Alison R., Toronto
Tagged under kids, food, health, lunches
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First published 2010.08.19

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