Bacon Wrappers

Bet you never thought youโ€™d see that title on the blog, huh? No worries, I did not partake in the bacon action ๐Ÿ˜‰

Howโ€™s your morning going? Hope youโ€™ve had a great day so far <3

So here in Tucson, a food truck phenomenon is bacon-wrapped hot dogs, called Sonoran Dogs.

Everyone in the fam, including the Pilot, is obsessed with them.


Thereโ€™s a place here called Guero Canelo, which specializes in Sonoran dogs, and basically you get a bacon-wrapped hot dog and load it up with toppings like beans, salsa, onions, cheese, sour cream, etc.

When my bro said he wanted to make those for dinner last night, I knew the fam would go crazy for it and decided to contribute the salad.veg

He got to work wrapping the hot dogs:

hot dogs

(that picture makes me gag a little- sorry if it did that for you, too, haha)

and asked me to cut the bread in an inappropriate manner.

bread (2)

(he said this way it would hold the toppings better)

For the salad, I chopped up:

-bell pepper

-kalamata olives


and added kidney beans, chickpeas and cilantro:

veg (2)

then right before serving, added chopped avocado, romaine and dressed it with lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, garlic, cumin and pepper.


Above the salad is a quesadilla casserole my bro made. I asked him for the recipe.. and he said it was a secret, haha.

The finished bacon wrappers:

hot dogs (2)

Thereโ€™s so much I could say right now, but this is a PG-rated blog haha.

It was a fun unique-to-Tucson dinner, fo sho. The best part about it was hanging out with the fam, though- Iโ€™m so blessed to be in Tucson finally! I think I like it here ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning, Bella and I went on our morning walk, and just got home to make some b-fast.

On the agenda today:

-Massage (YESSSSSSS!!!!!)


-Updating the blog roll โ€“ Iโ€™ll be going through the comments to add new friends to the list, too ๐Ÿ™‚

-Meeting with a blog reader at the resort


See ya later friends <3



Something to talk about: Whatโ€™s your local destination food? Thereโ€™s gotta be something crazier out there than bacon-wrapped hot dogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Heads up: If you missed the Nuttzo deal and would like to try some, we have 23 left in my OpenSky store at the promo price. Hit it up if you would like- theyโ€™ll go quickly!

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  1. Carie on May 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Yuck on the hot dogs! However, your salad looked amazing! Um, and could you wrestle that quesadilla casserole recipe out of your bro? Please?

  2. jodie on May 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Bacon dogs not appealing. I have yet to try Nutzo. Will be making that salad, it looks wonderful.

  3. Leila on May 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    That salad looks uhh-mazing! Going to have to try that soon. Bacon hotdogs.. not so much!

    Btw, I have seen NUMEROUS outfits that we both have.. great minds think alike! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on May 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Those hot dogs look like something my husband would adore! Personally, I think your salad looks pretty killerrr. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Around me, we actually have a hot dog place called Gus’s, which serves mini hot dogs with some sort of specialty meat sauce. Everyone goes crazy for ’em.

    We also have a Freihofer’s Chocolate Chip cookies which people rave about…I’ll admit, they’re pretty awesome.

  5. Heather on May 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Those bacon dogs look amazing. Bacon is amazing. Salads are amazing. Food is amazing. This comment is lame.

  6. Alicia on May 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Fitnessista!
    I have a question for you. My uncle has been battling cancer for over a year now. The chemo treatments they’ve had him on have made him severely weak. I was wanting to send him a goodie box in the mail but I was wondering what you thought some good options might be. I was wanting to send something that was “mailable”, yummy, and uber nutritious. Do you have any recipes, prepackaged food ideas, etc.?

    Thanks a million! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      so sorry to hear about your uncle. sending prayers of strength and healing his way!
      amazeballz would ship well, homemade granola bars, kale chips (homemade or store bought), ginger chews (for nausea), healthier cookies, veggie chips- hope this helps a little!

      • Alicia on May 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

        Thanks Lady! Great ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Laura on May 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    While the bacon hot dogs do look kind of foul, I be they’re delicious!! ๐Ÿ˜€ So fun that you and your bro get to cook together.

    Here in the mid-atlantic, crab cakes with Old Bay are what it’s all about!

  8. Mac on May 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Bacon dogs look unhealthily appealing to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Moni'sMeals on May 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    wow! sure you were not in Texas over the weekend. I am joking!!

    btw The photo of your bro on your last post…well… it rules!

  10. SJ on May 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Jellied Eels…! Do I win? : ) Where’s your top from?

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      victoria’s secret pink

  11. kaila @ healthy helper! on May 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I am sorry but that pic made me gag tooo! Fake meat wrapped with more meat……ick! I live in Buffalo, NY…the HOME of the Chicken Wing! So that is probably the “destination” food that our tourists ( all 2 of them!) go for!

  12. Leah @ Why Deprive? on May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    What I want to know, is who comes up with these things? Who sees a hot dog and thinks, “I want to wrap that sucker in bacon”? I mean, I have no issues with bacon every now and then, but around a hot dog? Thats just too much for me.
    In Vancouver, the Japadog is a big thing. I’ve never had one, but I gather its a regular hotdog, covered in japanese style toppings. Like wasabi, and seaweed. Im told theyre delicious. I dont think I’ll find out.

  13. Laura @ Backstage Pass on May 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hahaha – you know, those boys love their weiners. And that’s all I’m gonna say ๐Ÿ™‚
    Did you know that in Milwaukee, our NBL team the Brewers have a sausage race at every game? It’s pretty ridiculous. They’re called “The Famous Racing Sausages,” and these people dressed up as various ethnic sausages race around the diamond. I always root for Chorizo or Bratwurst ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Sherri O. on May 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I have to say that is a tasty way to eat an otherwise yucky hot dog. My sister and I have made those for a few years now but we call them TJ dogs because we would get them on our quick trips to Tijuana (I say quick because we live in So Cali). I haven’t had them in a while and actually have no desire to but they sure bring back memories (and the smell is outrageously intoxicating, lol).

  15. Erica @ A Healthy Habit on May 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    wow! the hot dog part of that meal scared me a little- but your salad looks more than delicious!! i’m definitely going to try the dressing you made for it!

  16. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on May 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwh! That being said, my husband would LOVE that and probably that would be an amazing idea for his birthday.

    That salad looks amazing though (I’ll take that over hot dogs any day!!)

  17. Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit on May 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    i just moved to tempe recently, and i was told i have to travel down to tuscon to try those hot dogs! they definitely sound interesting!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      if you do, hit me up. i’ll hang out with you while you eat one haha

  18. Eates-A-Lot on May 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    We have Primanti Brother’s sandwiches… which is basically everything you would need between a bun.. so like… coleslaw, french fries, and tomatoes comes on every sandwich… then for types of sandwiches you have capicola and cheese, deluxe double egg and cheese, and Pitts-burger cheese steak and a whole lot else.
    The sandwich was created for the steel workers who only had time to eat a sandwich. So they got a meal between the bun!

  19. Katie on May 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Bacon wrapped hotdogs sound amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yummy! Lately my boyfriend and I are obsessed with Asian cuisine.. such as kimchi (spoiled cabbage) mixed with sticky rice. It smells like butt, but tastes awesome and is super spicy!!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      is kimchi salty like sauerkraut?

      • Katie on May 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

        That’s a good question… I’d say it’s less salty than sauerkraut. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Sylvia on May 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

          It’s spicy and actually a bit sweet!

      • MC on May 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

        Kimchi is a fermented food like sauerkraut, but it tastes much less salty than sauerkraut. It’s spicy (can be VERY spicy), a little sweet, a little salty, and mostly sour. Awesome health benefits and taste benefits too ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. caronae on May 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’m a rampant meat eater, but I have to admit that that the dish looks a little freaky. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Local foods are really fun though, and I think it’s always a good idea to try them once! However, I have a cousin who lives in Scotland and I’m super afraid to go because I don’t want to be served haggis!

  21. Elizabeth @ the good life on May 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hot dogs are not my thing…

    but I do wish we had a cool food that was a sensation where I live. I can imagine Chipotle is my local destination food. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      chipotle is delicious though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Jen G. on May 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    As for those bacon-wrapped hot dogs, I have to say… ew… (I’ve been a vegetarian for four years, I get grossed out by grilled chicken.)

    Fortunately, one specialty we have in Kentucky (other than fried chicken… again, ew…) is beer cheese. This is brilliant. Beer? Good. Cheese? Good. Together? The perfect (unhealthy) veggie dip.

  23. Kelly on May 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    My boyfriend and his group of guys saw some bacon wrapped tatertots on man vs food and had to recreate them. He enjoyed this post as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Ash on May 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    love, love, love the shirt!

    yikes…the hot dog picture XD

  25. Gina on May 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I’m so happy that you posted the nuttzo deal again! I couldn’t get the open sky page to open the other day and I was sad when I thought the deal was done! But, nope, thanks to you I got them!! Hooray!!

    As for strange eats, our central coast of CA is known for Tri-Tip, seriously the best part of the cow!! And, you can basically only find it way out west!! YUM!

  26. Pam on May 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    St. Louis is known for bbq pork steaks and toasted ravioli.

  27. MC on May 10, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Oh gosh, destination food. I’m in Los Angeles, so there’s so much food that could be called “local.” We also have our version of the hot dog vendor carts. “Street dogs” or “LA dogs” = hot dogs, wrapped in bacon, topped with onions/bell peppers. Generally sold from super shady carts in the middle of downtown LA, and only at night outside bars and clubs. Yep, really healthy.

    However, there’s also a lot of great ethnic food in LA! Little Tokyo has awesome Japanese food–authentic ramen (not at all like instant noodles), sushi, desserts (gelato-filled mochi!). Koreatown has…great Korean food. The San Gabriel valley has the best Vietnamese pho, Taiwanese shaved ice (way different from Hawaiian shaved ice/snow cone ice), Chinese soup dumplings, etc. etc.

    Plus, I’m going to say totally unbiasedly that California has the best vegan/vegetarian/raw-friendly/organic cuisine in America. Totally unbiased ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Sierra on May 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    So….have you ever heard of Rocky Mountain oysters? I’m pretty sure that beats them all. FYI, I have never had them, nor will I ever!!!! :O

  29. Cat on May 14, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Bacon dogs are quite the rage in San Francisco too. Lots of carts in the Mission district with them! Often they grill onions too to put on top and the smells are ridiculous! In kind of a good way, even though I’ve never eaten one either ๐Ÿ˜‰

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