Oh, Cracker Barrel – a wonderland of old rocking chairs, gift shops and biscuits. So many cookies.
Maybe you love the restaurant chain. Maybe you landed there because you drove a long time on the highway and reached a point where you had to turn off at the next exit, or there is a risk that the road through the hanger will lead you west. At the next PT Cruiser did you see how you fiddled on the left lane? In any case, in a restaurant where you can order something called "Grandpa's Country Fried Breakfast", you do not believe that the Cracker Barrel has nutritious options to offer. But we found a few in the whole sauce.
Here are a few rules to keep in mind, along with the best menu options you should order the next time you're on the barrel.
Choose fruit and not" fruit "
blueberries or peaches that are not labeled as" fresh. "Cracker Barrels sweet ripe blackberry n & # 39; real whipped cream has 350 calories and 66 grams of sugar – and that's a top. Their "fried apples" have 26 grams of sugar and 170 calories, the fresh apple slices contain 14 grams of sugar and 70 calories for comparison, Instead, order these.
Bypass the Biscuits
I'm sorry, three of them with sawmill heaps to 710 calories, 84 grams of empty carbohydrates and 17 grams of egg whites A better breakfast bet: a smokehouse breakfast with two eggs You eat 350 calories, 19 grams of carbohydrates and 28 grams of protein Add one side of fresh apple slices to staple 3 more grams of fiber.
Go fishing …  The burger area of Cracker Barrel is bloated. Their sandwiches pile the calories. Anything that is "country fried" is an obvious no-go. So opt for seafood. Two of their lemon pepper grilled rainbow trout fillets have 43 grams of protein for just 330 calories and barely carbohydrates.
… Then add vegetables
table. A bowl of pinto beans contains 21 grams of filler fiber. The turnip greens have eight. Or pack more nutrients with a side of green beans, fresh steamed broccoli or Brussels sprouts and kale salad. Yes, even Cracker Barrel is on the Kale Bandwagen!
When you think about dessert?
Whatever you do, avoid the Apple Dumplin Dessert from Cracker Barrel with two ice balls.
This dessert desaster has 1,710 calories and 246 grams of carbohydrates, including 118 sugars. This is the caloric equivalent of drinking almost 11½ doses of Coke.
The Best Gift Shop Grub: Pickles
If you need a snack, look for the spicy pickled okra, corn kernels or cottage dill pickles. They are lower in calories than their smoked sausages and far cheaper than any of these hardwood rocking chairs. Fits better in the trunk.