Dinner at Cracker Barrel for under 600 Calories!

March 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

While I was in Texas this week, I stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner and it turns out they were testing a new “Wholesome Fixin’s” menu – I happened to be in San Marcos, driving between Austin and San Antonio.


I ordered the baked chicken breast dinner, “A baked chicken breast dipped in a buttermilk-blended dressing and coated with seasoned, toasted cornflake crumbs” (330 cals); a side of green beans (60 cals); and cheesy grits (150 cals).  The chicken breast was juicy, tasted great, and the cornflake crumbs did give it that “fried” texture.  The two sides were good, as usual.  No biscuit and gravy, I guess that would defeat the low-cal option.  They had other selections for breakfast and lunch/dinner as well…I guess I should have taken a photo of the menu.

All in all, not bad for 540 calories, though I probably wouldn’t get this all the time…it’s hard to pass up some good chicken fried steak, chicken n’ dumplins, or a Momma’s Pancake Breakfast!  We don’t have Cracker Barrels where we live and my wife thought I was nuts for trying this…given the fact that I only had one meal to savor!

I’m not sure when this is supposed to be widely available – they don’t even list “Wholesome Fixin’s” on their website at this point.

Training Journal – 3/14/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W12/D4
  • Today’s session: 5 mile pace run @ 8:27-9:28 pace + day one of carb loading for a half marathon on Saturday
  • Comments: I did 5.4 @ 8:12

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