For those on keto or low-carb diets you will find nearly always something to consume at any fast food restaurant or fast food restaurant. Prepare ahead. Before you go to an establishment, you should check the menu and nutritional information at home using your mobile phone. It’s important to know what is safe before you are enticed by the menu items you should never consume on a diet low in carbs.
To assist you in finding the most keto-friendly options, I’ve put together the following list of various places to eat, including fast-food and restaurants restaurants and the items I’ve found to be the tiniest carb (and the most satisfying emotionally) alternatives. They’re not all ideal choices, but if you’re left without options because of time or geographical limitations, they’ll work in the event of a need.
It’s extremely helpful that fast-food restaurants must provide nutritional content. It’s easier to stick to the keto diet each day. The amount of carbs I’m listing is an estimate and is net grams.
In general, there’s generally a salad available wherever you go. In Burger joints, you can take out the bun and a lot of places provide lettuce wraps in place. Chicken should not have breading.
In addition it is beneficial to keep an extra fork and knife in your car or in your purse. Large, juicy burgers that are stuffed into small pieces of lettuce are often served on the table or on your lap. The plasticware is small and fragile. can make eating difficult. Take out your own durable dishes and enjoy!
The next step is to make food choices… Here are some fairly obvious general rules to be followed:
- Don’t bother with the buns or wraps
- Do not eat the pasta, potato or rice
- Salads – no croutons. Choose low sugar dressings like Caesar, Blue Cheese, Ranch, Chipotle. Take a look at the name, which could give you an idea for things such as “honey” in the honey dijon dressing or “sweet” in the dressing name are typically not recommended. Look over the ingredients for those which have a higher carbs.
- Chicken – Pick either grilled or sauteed. Avoid any chicken that has been breaded.
McDonald’s – go for any hamburger (zero grams) or barbecued chicken (2 g) without buns and served with cheese, mustard, mayo and onions. Ketchup is not included. Include a salad (3g). The Caesar salad that includes barbecued chicken or bacon ranch salad made with grilled chicken is 9g.
Burger King – similar burger information like McDonald’s Burger (zero grams) without bun garnished with cheese, mayo mustard, onions, etc. The ketchup is not included. Chicken tendergrill sandwich, without the bun contains 3 grams. Beware – you may believe that the veggie burger isn’t that high, but it’s actually 19g of carbohydrates, so it’s a whole day of carbs in keto. Include a salad (3g). The tendergrill salad for chicken is 8g with dressing or the croutons. The tendercrisp salad for chicken is not an alternative. Avoid it.
BONUS – dessert!?! Fresh apple fries aren’t fried and have 5g net carbs, with or without caramel sauce.
Subway It is likely that you better to avoid Subway when you can. The wraps and buns contain a lot of carbs. It’s possible to place ingredients into the wrapper without buns however, that’s not appealing. I’m not sure which carb count will be for each sub that is bun-free but I think you could determine it that pepperoni or chicken are okay however, are “sweet onion” chicken okay? No idea. Keep it to salads, but remember that you’ll get only iceberg (4g).
Carl’s Junior and Hardees The chain provides “lettuce wraps” – your hamburger wrapped in a huge piece of lettuce, making it simple for low-carb eating. (As I’ve stated I’ve tried it and wasn’t a fan. I prefer to carry my own fork.) Bunless options : Six dollar hamburger (7g) half thick-burger (5g) Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich (7g/10g in Hardees). Grilled chicken salad with no crutons is 10g. Salad is served with 3g of dressing.