On a special Keto diet? Low carb? Want to know the best keto-friendly (low carb) fast foods options?
Since it is assumed that you can’t get a healthy low carb meal from fast food, we took a look at a Quora thread that asked Keto dieters and health experts what are some keto-friendly fast-food options in order to help people on a Keto diet eat out.
No one knows a fast food that’s low carb than a dieter who frequents fast food from time to time.
Nowadays, hundreds of restaurants now offer keto-friendly options that you can customize to your tastes. As you like it: low carb, high healthier fat, moderate protein. Instead of trying out all the restaurants looking for which is keto-friendly, there are fast foods that offer keto-friendly meals.
Top Keto Fast Food Options
Chipotle Keto Salad Bowl
A Keto salad bowl is the best choice for a keto-friendly (low carb) fast food meal at Chipotle, a Mexican fast food. Chipotle is one of the fast foods trying to make eating out easier for dieters. Chipotle launched this salad in 2019 for those on a Keto diet. No carbs, just fresh veggies, and it contains Carnitas, red salsa, shredded cheese, Guacamole and Romaine lettuce.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 590, Fat 42g(15.5 g saturated), Sodium 1515mg, Carbs 15g, fiber 8g, sugar 2g, Protein 32g.
However, you can only order this bowl of salad through Chipotle’s website.
Chipotle Carnitas and Chicken Salad Bowl
Another great low carb fast food option on Chipotle’s menu is the Carnitas and Chicken Salad Bowl. Chipotle’s Carnitas is touted as antibiotic- and hormone-free shredded pork, seasoned with salt and pepper, juniper berries, thyme and bay leaves, braised and shredded by hand. It contains ingredients like cottage cheese, chicken filets, diced cherry tomatoes, brown rice, about one and a half cups, which you can ditch, avocado, lime and cucumber.
Nutritional benefits: 210 calories,12 g fat (6.5 g saturated), 450 mg sodium, 0 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 23 g protein.
For Carnitas Calories 660, carbs 49g, Protein 46g, total fat 50g, fiber 6g, sodium 1445 mg, cholesterol 193 mg.
The Double Double comes with two small beef patties, two slices of American cheese, two slices of tomato, spread, and onion which is optional.
Nutritional benefits: 520 calories, 8g net carbs, and 33g protein.
The 3×3 Protein Style Burger (No Bun)
Another secret menu item. This Low Carb In-N-Out Protein-Style fast food option comes with three small beef patties, three slices of American cheese, two slices of tomato, hand-leafed lettuce, spread, and your option on onions.
Nutritional benefits: 710 calories, 8g net carbs, and 48g protein.
The 4×4 Protein Style (No Bun)
Comes with four small beef patties, four slices of American cheese, two slices of tomato, hand-leafed lettuce, their special spread (like Thousand Island dressing w/ relish), and your option on onions. This isn’t listed on their menu, but it is listed on their secret menu.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 900g, carbs 8g, and Protein 28g.
In N Out Burgers: Double Double Animal Style
Two thin beef patties brushed with mustard, loaded with pickle slices, deeply caramelized onions, a special creamy sauce, all sandwiched between two perfect iceberg lettuce buns.
Nutritional benefits: Calories: 899kcal, CarbS 36g, Protein 26g, Fat 73g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 104mg, Sodium 2317mg, Potassium 1050mg, Fiber 7g.
Chili’s Crispy Cheddar Bites
The Crispy White and yellow Wisconsin cheese curds are your go getter. Topped with chile spices and served with ancho-chile ranch.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 990, Fat 77g, carbs 33g, Protein 42g, fiber 3g, cholesterol 155mg, sodium 2530mg.
Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Platter
The BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter comes complete with scrambled eggs, hash browns, a sausage patty, a biscuit, and three pancakes with syrup. This combo is too much for one person, don’t you think? You can order the BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter without the Pancakes, hash browns and biscuits. Remember, you have to go low on the carbs.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 1310 (from Fat – 650), Fat 72g (Saturated Fat – 26g), Sodium 2490mg, Carbs 134g (Sugar – 41g), Protein 32g.
Pancake and sausage patty alone make up about 670 calories. If you order without the pancakes, hash browns and biscuits, you would be consuming about 350 calories.
Burger King Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Lunch. It’s made with a 4.05-ounce marinated grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, onion and honey mustard on a potato bun. Replace the bun with Lettuce and add extra mayo.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 510, Fat 19g, carbs 49g, sugar 15g, Protein 37g, 1180mg, cholesterol 75mg.
McDonald’s Double Cheese Burger
The McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger features two 100% pure beef burger patties seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s topped with tangy pickles, chopped onions, ketchup, mustard and two slices of melty American cheese. McDonald touts the beef as 100% Pure USDA Inspected Beef.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 450, Fat 24g, carbs 34g, cholesterol 85mg, sodium 1120mg, fiber 2g, Protein 25g
McDonald’s Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad with guacamole
New freshly prepared salad with lettuce, grilled chicken breast, bacon, cucumber, sliced tomato and red onion.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 440, Fat 5.2g, carbs 6.2g, Fibre 2.1g, Protein 26g, salt 1.0g, sugar 4.3g
McDonald’s Sausage Patty and Egg Muffin breakfast
The sausage patty is another low carb fast food diet from McDonald. The ingredients are pork, which is lightly seasoned with herbs, egg and a slice of Cheddar cheese, English muffin and liquid vegetable and dairy fat blend.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 440, fat 25g, carbs 31g, protein 20g, fiber 2.2g, salt 1.8g, sugar 3.2g, cholesterol 220mg, sodium 840mg.
Wendy’s Double Stack Cheeseburger
Two 2-ounce beef patties, one slice of American cheese, crinkle cut pickles, fresh red onion, ketchup, and mustard on a standard-issue burger bun.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 390, Fat 21g, Sodium 910mg, Carbs 25g, fiber 1g, Protein 25g.
Wendy’s Baconator Sandwich breakfast
The Baconator Sandwich is a cheeseburger made of Bacon strips, Fluffy buns, two whole-beef patties, Ketchup, Mayonnaise and American cheese.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 970, Fat 62g, carbs 40g, Protein 60g, fiber 2g, cholesterol 210mg, sodium 1850mg
A Baconator without the bun and sauce has 690 calories.
Taco Bell Power Menu Bowl.
The Power Bowl is a low-carb fast food option on the Taco Bell menu with 500 calories and is also a good source of protein and fiber. Taco Bell’s Power Menu Bowl includes common ingredients such as chicken, cheese, black beans, seasoned rice, reduced-fat sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and avocado ranch sauce. Order it with extra pico de gallo, extra romaine, regular guac, cheese, and beans; skip the rice and add chicken, onions, tomatoes, salsa, and jalapenos.
Nutritional benefits: Calories 470, Fat 19g, 50g, fiber 7g, Protein 26g, cholesterol 70mg,
So, next time you think of hanging out, you know where to eat.
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