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How can you read a Cracker Barrel nutrition guide?

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As of September 2015, Cracker Barrel states in the FAQ on their website at CrackerBarrel.com that it does not offer exact nutritional information for its menu items. Instead, Cracker Barrel offers approximate calorie counts for items on its Wholesome Fixin's menu. For specific nutritional information about select dishes, Cracker Barrel suggests referring to WeightWatchers.com and HealthyDiningFinder.com.

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How can you read a Cracker Barrel nutrition guide?
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To view the nutritional information that Cracker Barrel provides for its health-conscious Wholesome Fixin's menu, visit CrackerBarrel.com and click on the Wholesome Fixin's button at the top of the homepage. Next, select the breakfast or lunch and dinner menu. Each menu displays photos and descriptions of the menu items along with the estimated calorie counts highlighted in green beneath the descriptions.

The breakfast menu includes the Good Morning Breakfast with scrambled Egg Beaters, turkey bacon or turkey sausage, cheese grits, sliced tomatoes and a side of fresh fruit. It has 390 calories with bacon or 400 calories with sausage. Cracker Barrel's Fresh Fruit n' Yogurt Parfait breakfast has 470 calories and consists of low-fat vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit and granola, scrambled Egg Beaters eggs and three slices of turkey bacon. Some breakfast extras are fresh seasonal fruit with 40 calories, cheese grits with 150 calories, tomato juice with 50 calories and Florida grapefruit juice with 90 calories. All the breakfast meals have less than 500 calories when ordered as shown on the menu.

The lunch and dinner menu includes items such as the Southern Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with 580 calories, Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken Breast with 510 calories and Pepper-Grilled Sirloin with 540 calories. All lunch and dinner menu items have less than 600 calories when ordered as shown. Vegetables and sides include brown rice pilaf with 170 calories, fresh steamed broccoli with 30 calories and whole kernel corn with 180 calories.

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