Can I Eat Low Sodium at Cracker Barrel
I hear from so many people that there is a “special” low sodium menu you can order from at Cracker Barrel. My location here in Minnesota does not have it, and the management don’t know about it. They did refer me to their website to check out the nutrition. So I did, and found out what we can order to eat low sodium at Cracker Barrel.
Is there a secret menu to let you order low sodium at Cracker barrel?
I inquired to the Cracker Barrel corporate office about this secret low sodium menu. Although, I have not heard back from anyone officially. A manager at a Texas location told me that it might be something a manager has put together for guests. He also said it is not a corporate-wide thing.
It would be so cool if there was, but we will wait to see if they respond. In the meantime, let’s go through their published menu for what we can eat. Cracker Barrel’s nutrition info is found here. On the regular menu, they have sections that have healthier choices called “Wholesome Fixin’s.” Sadly, healthier does not always equal low sodium. So even though they have some choices featured that way, they are not always low sodium choices.
What to order to stay low sodium at Cracker Barrel:
Just to remind everyone what we mean, is to be able to select a meal (entree, side, and beverage) and stay within our daily sodium milligram allotment. The USDA recommends a person with a healthy heart consume no more than 2300 mg of sodium. The American Heart Association and the Mayo Clinic recommend no more than 1500 mg a day for anyone over the age of 40 and anyone diagnosed with hypertension. Restaurants that fail to have those offerings end up on the list of restaurants with high sodium menus to avoid.
Fresh Start Sampler: two eggs and fresh fruit n’ yogurt parfait is 230 mg.
Old Timer’s Breakfast: two eggs and grits is 280 mg.
Fried Apples are 30 mg.
Smokehouse Breakfast®: two eggs and grits are 280 mg.
Grilled Pork Chop is 350 mg.
Hashbrown Casserole is 350 mg.
Wholesome Fixin’s Apple n’ Cinnamon Oatmeal: with reduced fat milk is 200 mg.
Eggs-in-the-Basket: two slices of sourdough with two eggs is 350 mg.
Cheerio’s Breakfast (Cheerios and Skim Milk) is 320 mg.
Home Fries (regional) are 370 mg.
Cheese Grits are 310 mg.
Coarse Ground Grits are 135 mg.
Fresh Apple Slices are 0 mg.
Fruit n’ Yogurt Parfait is 85 mg.
Fresh Seasonal Fruit is 0 mg.
Two Eggs, any way you like ’em are 150 mg.
Two Scrambled Egg Whites are 230 mg.
Yogurt n’ Granola is 70 mg.
Lunch & Dinner Selections:
Baked Potato: with butter and sour cream is 150 mg.
Baked Sweet Potato with butter and brown sugar is 170 mg.
Grilled Sirloin Steak is 480 mg.
Grilled Pork Chop is 350 mg.
Half-Pound Hamburger Steak is 140 mg.
Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout: 1 fillet is 300 mg.
U.S. Farm Raised Catfish Fillet: 1 fillet, Spicy Grilled is 330 mg.
Brussels Sprouts n’ Kale Salad is 180 mg.
Cole Slaw is 180 mg.
Fresh Steamed Broccoli is 10 mg.
Mashed Potatoes are 170 mg. With Turkey Gravy is 275 mg. Brown Gravy is 255 mg. Sawmill Gravy is 250 mg.
Mixed Green Side Salad is 5 mg. (without dressing. Sadly none of their dressings are low sodium)
Pinto Beans are 260 mg.
Sweet Potato Casserole (Thurs) is 85 mg.
Sweet Whole Baby Carrots is 135 mg.
Whole Kernel Corn is 85 mg.
Hearty Beef n’ Vegetable Soup (cup) is 380 mg.
Vegetable Soup (cup) is 360 mg.
Kid’s Hamburger is 380 mg.
Blackberry Cobbler: with one scoop ice cream is 220 mg.
Peach Cobbler: with one scoop ice cream is 230 mg.
Double Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake: with one scoop ice cream is 310 mg.
All American Apple Pie: with one scoop ice cream is 330 mg.
Butterscotch Caramel Sundae is 230 mg.
Hot Fudge Sundae is 220 mg.
Strawberry Sundae is 220 mg.
Orange n’ Cream Soda Float is 160 mg.
Root Beer Float is 140 mg.