Crackle Barrel is a very popular restaurant chain with over 580 locations in 41 US states. Their serve classic southern dishes such as fried chicken, chicken dumplings and biscuits and gravy with bacon or sausage. Unfortunately, this restaurant does not publish their Cracker Barrel nutrition values. But that does not mean however that they are not concerned about what their patrons eat.
That’s because they do have healthy options for health conscious diners. By the looks of it, the dishes offered by Cracker Barrel on their menu list are not that over-indulgent, as far as the amount of calories, saturated fat, and sodium are concerned. If you will consider the US Department of Agriculture recommendations on the daily intake of these nutritional elements, this restaurant seems to be going in the right direction.
For instance, their breakfast classic southern dishes which include bacon, eggs, sausage, buttermilk biscuits hickory smoked ham, fried apples, and hash-brown casserole are safely within the recommended limits prescribed by the USDA. A fried egg typically contains 90 calories, 210 milligrams of cholesterol, and 7 grams of fat.
One piece of bacon contains 40 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, and 210 milligrams of cholesterol. The USDA’s recommendation is 2000 calories per day, and 65 grams of fat. So, you can see that Cracker Barrel’s specialty is well within the limits of what is determined as safe – health wise. Cracker Barrel also offers Salads ‘n Such. These are regular salads that other restaurants are offering.
But they do have fat-free salad dressings which include ranch, Italian, honey mustard and thousand islands. As have already been mentioned, this restaurant offers their patrons some suggestions on what to eat to protect their health. For a healthy breakfast, they recommend that you select turkey sausage instead of pork sausage, whole grain cereals instead of well refined pastry products, skim milk, instead of butter or whole milk, and the use of sugar-free pancake syrup.
You can get more information about their healthier menus by visiting their website at http://www.crackerbarrel.com/. Since they don’t usually publish their Cracker Barrel nutrition values, you can simply take a look at the ingredients of each food item to determine whether it’s nutritious or not.