The heat wave that’s hit Vancouver this summer has been pretty epic. We were more than ready for a dose of sunshine, and it’s got us out on the patio using our grill as much as we can these days. Hotdogs have always been a nostalgic

summer food we both love, but all too often they contain a lot of who-knows-what that we’d rather avoid. These days, good quality butchers offer house-made wieners that you can often find pretty easily, and that’s exactly what these are — 100% beef, and topped with nothing but nutritious and delicious toppings.

Maille offer four varieties of cornichons (original, mild and sweet, caramelized onion and extra hot cayenne chili pepper) which are all perfect for jazzing up your dawg, no matter what you’re in the mood for. While cornichons may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about eating healthy, they actually pack quite a nutritional punch, in a multitude of ways. Low in fat and calories, Maille’s cornichons are a wonderful source of vitamin k, iron, folate, calcium and potassium. They also aid in digestion, bone growth, and even blood pressure. Even more reason to get snacking!

This summer-worthy spread proves that hotdogs can be good for you, if you opt for quality ingredients. Life is too short not to enjoy the foods we love, and summer is definitely too short to not be hanging out by the barbecue!

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This post was sponsored by Maille. All opinions are ours.