Most of us have heard about a Keto diet because we have either dabbled in it or know someone who has… but, for those of you who don’t know a Keto diet is a high-fat, adequate protein, and low carb diet. Though most diets feel restricting, this one is not! Here is a list of the top ten fast foods you can still eat while on this trendy diet!
10. McDonald’s Big Breakfast (without the biscuit or hash browns)
The first item on this list of fast foods you can eat while on the Keto diet is from McDonalds. McDonalds was established in 1940 and has over thirty seven thousand locations. Though this restaurant is popular and is known around the world it is not really synonymous with dieting. McDonalds and dieting in the same sentence?! Who would have thought that that could be true? But, it is! It is true! The Keto diet is really big on eating the right fats and proteins and not eating carbs. Eggs fit that bill completely! Eggs contain less than one gram of carbohydrates and depending on how it is cooked and seasoned one egg comes to about six grams of protein. So, the McDonalds breakfast options are a really good choice if you are on the Keto diet! The McDonalds Big Breakfast is only three hundred and forty calories, twenty nine grams of fat, two grams of carbs, and is a whopping nineteen grams of protein! However, this meal only comes in at these nutritional values if you remove the biscuit or hash brown. After all, some sacrifices are necessary if we are dieting… The biscuits and hash browns should actually just be considered pure evil on this diet because they are all carbs! Forget the carbs but enjoy the eggs! Eggs are where it’s at!
9. Panera Bread Power Breakfast Bowl with steak, two eggs, avocado and tomato
The next item on the list is a nice big breakfast bowl from Panera Bread. Breakfast bowls are all the rage right now so this is not only a goof choice on the Keto diet, it is also super trendy. If you get the right looking breakfast bowl you can even take a snap of that sucker and put it up on your social media! The Panera Bread Power Breakfast Bowl is really great because it is full of protein and good fats. It is two hundred and thirty calories (so less than the McDonalds Big Breakfast) and has fifteen grams of fat, five grams of carbs, and twenty grams of protein. This bowl is also great because it has so many different flavors in it! The moist and tender steak pairs nicely with eggs, as it has done for years… who here hasn’t heard of steak and eggs?! Then you have the very popular avocado on top of that bringing you some good healthy fats. Then, tomatoes to bring a little bit of acidity to the taste. Many Keto diet recipe books suggest meals like this one. But, at Panera Bread you can get this while living your crazy busy lifestyle! Don’t be afraid to pop over or just order it on uber eats or something. A diet should never restrict you from working hard and eating on the run like everyone else!
8. Chipotle Salad Bowl with steak, romaine, cheese, sour cream and salsa
Continuing on with the bowl and streak trend, the next item on our list is a yummy Keto friendly option from Chipotle! The Chipotle Salad Bowl has so many great ingredients you will forget you are on a diet. This bowl is cool because it was actually created by the Chipotle team with all you Keto Dieters in mind! Chipotle has become so diet friendly over the past few years. They have embraced not only the Keto diet, but also the Paleo diet and the Whole30 diet. These diet food options are being marketed as “lifestyle bowls” so you can feel like you are living the life style you want at Chipotle. Once again, nothing like feeling you can eat on the run and still be “on” diet. Be careful though… apparently some of these items are only available online. So, if you are planning on stepping into Chipotle and not ordering beforehand you might have a problem. The good news is that Chipotle has embraced the diet trends so fiercely it is only a matter of time before all of their diet items end up on their glowing signs and can be ordered whenever and wherever! Now, the last things to bring up with Chipotle and the Keto diet is the guacamole… Avocados are a must when on the Keto diet! They help to control hypertension in the body and are low in saturated fats. Avocados are absent of sodium AND cholesterol. Chipotle is jazzing the avocado up by serving it as a guacamole so you can have the good Keto diet friendly food item as well as the yummy flavor. Pile on that Chipotle Guacamole to your Salad Bowl! Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
7. 8 pieces of grilled chicken nuggets with coleslaw from Chick-Fil-A
Number seven on our list is chicken nuggets and coleslaw from Chick-Fil-A. This order only costs three dollars and ninety nine cents! The nuggets are coated perfectly and the chicken is moist and juicy. You should be aware though that this might not be as filling as, let’s say the bowls previously listed here… But, that does not mean this is a bad choice. Sometimes we look for snacks and we don’t know what to have. Snacking is actually the most dangerous time when you are on a diet because most snacking foods are either carbs or veggies! Though veggies are always a healthy choice, if you are on the Keto diet they may not be. Vegetables are actually rich in carbs believe it or not. When you are on this diet, the best veggies to be eating are leafy ones, like kale, spinach, or Swiss chard. Remember, the Keto diet wants you to eat lots of protein! Chicken has protein! More specifically, the 8 chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A have protein! The Keto diet wants protein because it wants your body to be burning fat and to be burning it in a different way than if you were eating carbs. Meats are a good option and the Chick-Fil-A nuggets and coleslaw offer a good snacking option, at a super reasonable price, that fulfill the Keto diet needs.
6. In-n-Out Burger “Protein Style” Cheeseburger with onion
Now, we know… this picture has fries in it… you may long for them. You may remember them well… But NO! Stay away! These fries are not for you! Fries are very bad if you are on the Keto diet. Why? Because of the carbs… duhhh!!! The fries featured in this picture are just here to test you and it is food you test yourself now because you know you will be test so much if you step into an In-n-Out burger joint! You will want to get whatever it is you used to order before taking on this diet. But, you must not give in! You must now that you are looking so fabulous and you are probably feeling a heck of a lot better too, right? Do not give into the fries because if you eat them you will feel like a failure and no one wants that. The scrumptious looking burger in the foreground of the picture is totally safe to eat while on this diet and you can be sure of that! This burger is amazing because there is no bun! So you do not need to be worried about carbs and you can still enjoy a classic In-n-Out burger! Go ahead and step into what may feel like a trap of a location for dieters and show the world whose boss! Dieters are not restricted by any means! You can order the “Protein Style” Cheeseburger with onion from In-n-Out and all will be well. This burger is also great because it has onions that ramp up the taste and fit in well with the lettuce wrap. Another super great thing is that you may not want to put ketchup on this burger because you are not eating it with a bun, but with lettuce. Ketchup is actually high in carbohydrates, and therefore no good for Keto diets. Just ask for no ketchup when you order this… because even though this is a bun-less option that works for Keto Dieters the restaurant is not as on the up and up as Chipotle is when it comes to dieting so they may not know about ketchup being high in carbs.
5. Wendy’s Double Stack Cheeseburger (no bun)
Number five is another no bun burger, but this one is actually just no bun. There is no replacement… but if you ask for no bun or simply take the bum away yourself you can eat this really great burger from Wendy’s without any trouble. Also, major bonus: this burger is only one dollar! Can you believe it!? Wendy’s is offering you Keto dieters something really special here. A fast food, affordable burger with meat that is signature to the chain and is never ever frozen. It comes with melted American cheese on top and crunchy dill pickle. There are onions and mustard on this burger as well! The Double Stack Cheeseburger is also traditionally served with ketchup so remember to tell them not to put it on. Once you remove the bun and the ketchup this burger becomes two hundred and sixty calories! It has twenty grams of fat, and only one gram of carbs. It also is high in protein… there are twenty grams of protein in this order. Do not be afraid to go bun-less. The Keto diet is super popular and the chances are that you are not the first person to request no bun. Eating with no bun and no ketchup will probably also allow you to taste the meat and the cheese more than before. You will have a new taste experience and even if you allow yourself a bun one day because you are on a cheat day or you have reached your weight goal and figure it is now okay to assume your normal diet you may want to continue to eat the Wendy’s Double Stack Cheeseburger without a bun. You are giving yourself a new perspective that may just change your fast food life… How thrilling!
4. Wendy’s Baconator (no bun)
Yet another Wendy’s burger has made it onto the list! However, this one is topped with oh so addicting bacon! As you can see from the photo, there is a whole movement for this no bun situation! Check out their website nobunplease.com/Wendys for more information. Go ahead and hashtag this, #nobun, or do whatever kind of social media sharing you think necessary to be part of this community… and it is a community. There are so many people out there living a no carb life. Go ahead and be vocal about this and find yourself some supporters. When dieting there is nothing better than having a whole bunch of folks who truly understand you as a support system. Well… maybe being able to eat a burger is better than that? Not sure? Either way finding other dieters is nice and healthy! Now, back to the deliciousness of the Baconartor. It is delectable. It is incredible. It is a fast food burger like no other fast food burger! With only two carbs this no bun burger will fill you up and still keep you right on track with your Keto diet. Go get a Baconator everyone! And some no bun friends to enjoy it with!
3. Jimmy John’s Italian Night Club
This count down has come to number three! For this entry we will celebrate and honor the invention of the term “unwich.” The Unwich was coined by Jimmy John’s a fast food chain that was founded in 1983. Jimmy John’s has close to three thousand locations across America. Keto dieters should really check this place out because they offer any sandwich as an unwich! This gives you oh so many options! To make a sandwich an unwich they basically just remove the bread. Which we all kind of could have guessed because the Keto diet hates bread. While this may seem like a very minimal change to the sandwich it is big enough to warrant a new term, unwich. This is also special because, again, Jimmy John’s offers ALL of their sandwiches as unwiches. They are a diet friendly place and who doesn’t love that?! The Italian Night Club is the unwich that has made the list for a few reasons. Firstly, it has a lot of meat, so it is extra Keto friendly because of all the protein in the meat, and secondly because the name is so gangster. Italian night club… sounds like a place the mob would hang out or you end up losing your virginity. Not sure… but we like the name. Give this unwich a try because it is great of ryour Keto diet and it has a super great name!
2. Popeye’s Blackened Tenders (no biscuit)
Number two on this incredible fast food Keto diet list are Popeye’s Blackened Tenders. These suckers are coming in at number two because they are just so tasty. Who can resist something that is so damn good? The traditional serving is three tenders and a biscuit, however we suggest you get two orders and no biscuits. Two orders gets you six tenders, which equal two hundred and twenty six grams of meat. This is a good amount of protein for Keto dieters. Six tender is also only four grams of carbohydrates. These tenders are spicy and so moist. Really, this is a suggestion for anyone… not just those honoring their Keto diet.
1. Double Meat Whataburger with Double Cheese, Bacon, and Jalapenos (no bun)
The top fast food to eat while on a Keto diet is the Double Meat burger from Whataburger. This burger is number one because of its high quality taste, its ability to fill a tummy right up, its affordability, its grab and go qualities, and most of all the fact that it doesn’t look or taste like a diet option. This burger is served on a takeout plate that you will most likely believe is its intended form. Whataburger is known for their great food and this is no exception. Enjoy being on your Keto diet and eat all the fast food you want, there really are so many options!