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Paulina’s Healthy Chili Dogs

Paulina Hefferan is a celebrity trainer and nutritionist who has changed the lives of hundreds of women through fitness and healthy eating. In her cookbooks, she proves that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Check out this Chili Dog recipe, for example–completely Paulina Approved! In fact, we even carry a Paulina Approved Box on our website, which contains all the OTB ingredients you need to make the recipes in her wonderful cookbooks. You can pick up her recipe books on her Paulina Fitness website, and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram to see her clients’ amazing transformations!


  • Outside The Breadbox gluten-free Hot Dog Buns
  • turkey franks
  • chili (see below)
  • Miyoko’s pepper jack cheese
  • Vegan mayo (optional)
  • ketchup and/or mustard (optional)
  • diced onions (optional)


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 Tbsp FODY Foods Shallot Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp FODY Foods Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp FODY Foods Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Start with the chili, cooking al the vegetables down in FODY Foods flavored oils. Olive oil can also be used as a substitute. 
  2. Add kdney and pinto beans
  3. Add ground turkey, spices, and tomato sauce and cook on medium heat
  4. Once the turkey is almost fully cooked, turn down to low heat and continue to simmer for 20 minutes
  5. While the chili is simmering, toast the hot dog buns and turkey franks on the grill or in the oven
  6. Spread a small amount of vegan mayo on each bun
  7. Add turkey frank and top with 2 Tbsp chili and 2 Tbsp vegan pepper jack cheese
  8. Top with condiments of your choice
  9. Enjoy!

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