Every once in awhile, a restaurant connects so well with people through its atmosphere, service, and food, that it becomes something of a cult classic.
Every once in awhile, a restaurant connects so well with people through its atmosphere, service, and food, that it becomes something of a cult classic. It’s the first restaurant that is thought of for celebrating any occasion, and may even inspire the occasional family road trip just to get that certain signature dish on the menu. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® has become just such a restaurant.
With rocking chairs on the front porch of every location, a comfortably eclectic farmhouse atmosphere, made-from-scratch homestyle cooking, and the simple mission to “please people,” it’s not hard to see why this participating Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell restaurant has earned so many devoted followers.
While you may not always be interested in the nutritional stats of menu items and may just be looking for a simple meal like Mom used to make, know that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is always ready to serve up guilt-free choices that the whole family will love, including these delicious options:
Oatmeal with Banana Topping (280 calories, 4.5 g fat, 180 mg sodium)
Warm up with this whole grain classic, complete with sweet banana topping.
Country Dinner Plate: Spicy Grilled Catfish (120 calories, 5 g fat, 300 mg sodium)This lean protein choice kicks up the flavor and nutrition of your meal, and can be paired with a side of turnip greens or a tossed salad for a complete Healthy Dining meal.
Country Dinner Plate: Chicken n’ Dumplins (270 calories, 6 g fat) or Kid's Chicken n' Dumplings (fruit, lean protein)
Everyone in the family can enjoy this signature dish at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store! Tender chicken paired with soft doughy dumplings may seem like a splurge, but can be a good source of lean protein. Like other entrée choices, it can be paired with one of several sides, like carrots and green beans, for added nutrition and filling fiber.
Kid's Grilled Chicken Tenders with Corn (fruit, vegetable, lean protein)
For kids who may like chicken but prefer to skip the dumplings, these tenders are a good choice. Served with sweet corn and organic apple juice, parents can feel good that kids are getting servings of fruits, veggies and lean protein as part of the MyPlate recommendations.