Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Has Healthy Dining Choices for You

To stand out from the crowd, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue long ago began using their signature gourmet hickory wood to flavor their grilled choices, like chicken, seafood, pork, lamb and beef.  This, on top of an extensive menu and great atmosphere, has helped make Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue a real favorite in the area and a regular on “best barbecue joint” lists.  If you want the taste of Kansas City but can’t make it to the restaurant, they even offer mail orders for some of their crowd-pleasing favorites!

Here are a few of the choices you’ll find on Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue’s menu that meet the Healthy Dining criteria for fat, calories and more:

Grilled Chicken Salad (270 calories, 5 g fat, 280 mg sodium)

This tender and juicy chicken is grilled over the flavorful hickory wood and served hot on top of a crisp garden salad made of mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, bacon, red onion and homemade croutons.  The lean protein in this dish is essential to help maintain muscles, cells, organs and even hair growth.

Jack’s Barbecue Trout, Dinner (490 calories, 28 g fat)

For a healthy dose of lean protein plus omega 3 fatty acids, this is a tasty choice.  Whole boneless trout is grilled and served with simple and flavorful steamed vegetables. To make this a Healthy Dining choice, don’t forget to ask for less glaze on the trout.

Smoked Turkey Jumbo Sandwich (470 calories, 8 g fat)

If a simple sandwich is what you’re craving, you’re in luck.  This one includes savory smoked turkey piled on a soft sesame seed bun.  To up your intake of fruits and veggies and make this a Healthy Dining menu choice, opt for the Vegetable Kabob without the Pit Butter.  

Side: Spinach Salad (160 calories, 9 g fat)

I admit it.  I’m a sucker for a good spinach salad, especially when I can order it as a side to complement my main meal.  This one includes fresh spinach tossed with sweet strawberries, toasted pecans, feta cheese, bacon, and red onion. Don’t forget to request the vinaigrette on the side and use sparingly to control added fat and calories.  Simple vinegar can be a tasty and low-cal alternative to the vinaigrette.

To find more of Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue’s nutrition information and dietitian-approved Healthy Dining choices, visit the restaurant’s featured page.  To find restaurants near you that serve Healthy Dining choices, search by ZIP code or city and state