Baseball has been the most loved sport in my household growing up. From T-Ball and batting cage lessons to high school softball practices and summer leagues, it was a bond between my mom and I that holds a special place in my heart. My mom raised me to be an Atlanta Braves fan, but when I married my husband, I became a Chicago Cubs fan as well. Even our dog, Brodie, and our Halloween pumpkin are Cubs fans! Needless to say, this has been some kind of year for the Cubs. The curse has officially been broken when the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series last night and it was some game! We watched in awe with a tense feeling in our gut and biting our nails the entire time.
In celebration of the Cubbies victory, I thought I would share my favorite Hot Dog combination – the Chicago Dog! The traditional Chicago hot dog toppings are yellow mustard, white onions, sweet pickle relish, dill pickle spear, tomato slices, sport peppers and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. I made some variations to what was available to me in my small town. I used a soft white roll with a Light Life Vegan hot dog topped with yellow mustard, chopped Vidalia onions, sweet relish, a crunchy dill pickle spear, sliced cherry tomatoes and banana peppers. I served it with a side of red, purple and white potato kettle chips. The Light Life Smart Dogs are a delicious replacement for the traditional ball game favorite with only 50 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber and 7 grams of protein. A lot of baseball stadiums actually serve vegan and vegetarian food options including hot dogs. Check out Veggie Happy’s website to see what vegetarian and vegan options are available at your favorite stadium. What a perfect way to celebrate such a historical victory! Go Cubbies! #FlyTheW