Tasty Meal Ideas & Sides Under 600 Calories at Cracker Barrel

Our goal is simple. Create quality food served with care, a warm welcome, and friendly service. That means treating our guests like family and ensuring that we have options for everyone to enjoy.

If you’ve been trying to make better eating choices, you want variety, right? After all, who says you can’t have a great meal and still stick to your goals? Not us!

We’ve done a little research and came up with this handy dandy list of homestyle meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here are some tasty alternatives you can try right here at Cracker Barrel. And the best part? They’re all under 600 calories!

Breakfast All-Day Meals Under 600 Calories

Our Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast option is a great way to enjoy some Cracker Barrel goodness without worrying about overdoing it.

(BTW – If you haven’t tried the new Impossible™ Sausage side, you need to! It’s made entirely from plants and is a great alternative for guests who want to experience the smoky taste of sausage in a new and delicious way.

Start your day with one of these flavorful combinations for a balanced and delicious breakfast:

Meal #1

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Egg Whites, Multigrain Toast, tomato slices, and fresh seasonal fruit (330 calories, 3 grams fat)

Meal #2

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Egg Whites with Multigrain Toast, Impossible™ Sausage, and tomato slices (470 calories, 17 grams fat).

Meal #3

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Egg Whites with Multigrain Toast, Grilled Catfish, and fresh seasonal fruit (450 calories, 9 grams fat) or replace fresh fruit with tomato slices (390 calories, 8 grams fat).

Meal #4

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Egg Whites with Multigrain Toast, Impossible™ Sausage, and tomato slices (470 calories, 17 grams fat) or replace tomato slices with fresh seasonal fruit (540 calories, 18 grams fat).

Meal #5

Build Your Own Homestyle Breakfast: Egg Whites with Multigrain Toast, Spicy Chicken Sausage, and fresh seasonal fruit (550 calories, 19 grams fat).

Lunch n’ Dinner Entrees Under 500 Calories

If you’ve looked at our menu, you may have noticed this little carrot

next to some of our entrees and country sides. This means this selection is under 600 calories and less than 15 grams of fat. If you’re counting calories or points, this is a great way to help you stay on track. You can choose from any of the following:

Chicken n’ Dumplins (450 Calories)
Our Chicken n’ Dumplins are made from scratch and slow simmered right in our kitchen for that perfect homemade taste, just like mom used to make.

Grilled Chicken Tenders (270 Calories)
Enjoy 5 marinated and grilled chicken tenders, soft and tender and full of flavor.

U.S. Farm-raised Grilled Catfish (260 Calories)
Two spicy grilled fillets cooked just right. Not too spicy, just right.

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout (330 Calories)
Two lightly seasoned boneless spring water trout fillets grilled until fork tender.

Bowl of Turnip Greens (250 Calories)
Fresh turnip greens simmered with Country Ham and served with an onion slice and vinegar.

Beans n’ Greens (410 Calories)
A cup of our Pinto Beans and Turnip Greens cooked with Country Ham and served with an onion slice, chow chow relish, and vinegar.

Bowl of Pinto Beans (470 Calories)
Enjoy a bowl of Pinto Beans cooked with our Country Ham and served with an onion slice, chow chow relish, and vinegar.

Country-Side Dishes Under 200 Calories

No meal is complete without the sides, and you shouldn’t have to miss out. These Bites n’ Sides dishes are all under 200 calories and 10 grams of fat. Perfect for adding some extra goodness without the extra calories to your Cracker Barrel meal.

Sweet Whole Baby Carrots (90 calories)
Country Green Beans (60 calories)
Steamed Broccoli (40 calories)
Turnip Greens (100 calories)
Whole Kernel Corn (180 calories)
Coarse Ground Grits (150 calories)
Fresh Seasonal Fruit (50 calories)
Fried Apples (170 calories)
Hashbrown Casserole (190 calories)
Pinto Beans (140 calories)
• Sweet Potato Casserole (190 calories) – contains milk and pecans

Lunch n’ Dinner Meal Combinations

Now it’s time to start building! Mix and match the entrees with the sides to create your ideal meal. Try out any of these delicious combinations:

Meal #1

Grilled Catfish with Steamed Broccoli and Fresh Seasonal Fruit (360 calories, 11 grams fat).

Meal #2

Grilled Catfish with Green Beans and Sweet Whole Baby Carrots (400 calories, 15 grams fat).

Meal #3

Chicken n’ Dumplins with Green Beans and Fried Apples (670 calories, 13 grams fat).

Meal #4

Chicken n’ Dumplins with Turnip Greens and Pinto Beans (690 calories, 14 grams fat).

Meal #5

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout with Whole Kernel Corn and Steamed Broccoli (540 calories, 22 grams fat).

Meal #6

Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout with Green Beans and Sweet Whole Baby Carrots (470 calories, 18 grams fat).

Meal #7

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Hashbrown Casserole and Fried Apples (640 calories, 18 grams fat).

Meal #8

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Turnip Greens and Whole Kernel Corn (550 calories, 18 grams fat).

The choices are yours to enjoy! Order online for convenient takeout or delivery, or find a Cracker Barrel near you to come in and see us, so we can serve you with a smile. (We’ll leave it up to you if you want to indulge in a biscuit or two- we won’t tell!)

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One thought on “Tasty Meal Ideas & Sides Under 600 Calories at Cracker Barrel

  1. It’s a shame there’s so much controversy over the Impossible Sausage. You’re giving all customers options, therefore you’ll please more people. It’s great for those who wish to eat it, but regular sausage is still there for those like me that prefer it. The naysayers need to realize that nobody’s forcing them to eat plant-based sausage, so it’s all much ado about nothing. I’ve been a loyal customer for almost 25 years, and I still plan on being one for another 25! And longer than that, God willing!

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