I recently discovered Smart Dogs (veggie dogs that are 50 calories each - but taste pretty darn similar to a regular dog, especially with condiments) and decided to see how well I could create a full hot dog substitute with limited calories.
The big dilemma was the bun - the lowest bun I could find in store was 110 calories. However, I found some small, soft pitas (Publix) that are only 50 calories each! (Joseph's Super Soft Pita - and they really are super soft and squishy which made them perfect for this). Also that's for the whole pita, not a half - so when I cut it in half I had two pita pockets that each fit a smart dog nicely (curving up at the ends and just reaching the top of the pocket), and were only 25 calories per hot dog!
The pita pocket shape also creates a nice size area for lots of condiments! I decided to go with a Chicago-style dog since most of the condiments are low calorie. I added sauerkraut (10 cal), pickle relish (5 cal) (dill instead of sweet, fewer calories), spicy mustard (5 cal), and a few light shakes of celery salt. (I would have thrown on some diced onions too if I'd had any).
Downside - this may be a little harsh on the sodium! (I didn't add up the numbers, but pickled things often are, and the celery salt definitely is).
All told, I estimate each hotdog was 95 calories, and they were quite tasty and easy to make. The only change I would make is being sure to drain the sauerkraut a little better (maybe press the juice out in a paper towel), since the pita pocket did get a little soggy - but it actually held up surprisingly well with no tears, just got a little floppy.
Anyway, just thought I'd share, since I was pretty excited! I feel quite full at the moment after two loaded-up hotdogs, and all for 190 cals.