For those who eat low-carb or keto diets, there's almost always something you can eat at any fast food or restaurant. Plan ahead. Before entering a restaurant, check the menu and nutrition information online at home or use your smartphone. It is always good to know safe options before the time is left for a menu that you should not have on low-carb diet.
To help you find a quick keto-friendly option, I compiled a list of several restaurants and fast food and the items I've found the lowest carbite (and most emotionally satisfied) choices. These are not all the perfect options, but when you are stuck with no other options due to time or location constraints, they will pinch.
It is a great help for fast food to deliver nutritional value. It will be easier to follow the keto program every day. The carb number i registration is estimated and is NET grams.
In general, there is usually some salad option wherever you are. In Burger joints, just remove cups, and many places offer salad wrapping instead. The chicken should not have breading.
As a side marker, it helps to keep a knife and fork in your car or bag. Big, juicy burgers in a tiny piece of salad ends on the table – or in your circles. Small, flimsy fast food plastic equipment also makes it difficult to eat. Pull out your own strong utensils and enjoy!
Now for dinner choices … here are some obvious general rules to follow:
- Drop cup or wrap
- Release pasta, potatoes or rice
- Salads – no croutons. Stand with low sugar foods – Caesar, Blue Cheese, Ranch, Chipotle. Look at the name that can give you a clue, like "honey" in the dijon honey or "sweet" in the dress name – this is usually not a good choice. Check ingredients for higher carbohydrates.
- Chicken – Select grilled or sauteed. Stay away from a chicken that's bread.
McDonald's – Select any burger (zero g) or grilled chicken (2 g) without a cup and topped with cheese, mayo, mustard, onions, etc. not ketchup. Add side salad (3g). Caesar salad with grilled chicken or bacon salad with grilled chickens is 9g.
Burger King – Sami burger information as McDonald's burger (zero g) without a cup and topped with cheese, mayo, mustard, onion, etc. No tomato sauce. Tender chicken sandwich without a cup is 3g. Caution – you may think that the vegetable is small, but it's 19g of carbohydrates, so it's all-day carbohydrates on keto. Add side salad (3g). The barbecue chicken salad salad is 8g without dressing or croutons. The tendercrisp chicken salad is not an option. Do not try.
BONUS – dessert!?! – Fresh orange cakes are not fried and are 5g net non-alumina.
Subway – Probably you should skip the subway if you can. The cups and the packaging are all high in carbohydrates. I think you could just get them to throw the ingredients into the wrapper of a cup, but that does not sound appealing. I have no information about what the type of carbon would have for each bunless underneath, but you can probably figure it out – chicken or pepperoni is fine but is the "sweet onion" chicken ok? No idea. Stick to the salads, but be aware that you only get iceberg lettuce (4g).
Carl and Junior and Hardees – This chain offers a "salad wrapper" – your burger wrapped in a big salad to facilitate low carbohydrates. (As I have said, I tried and did not love it. I like to bring my own fork instead.) Bunless options – Six dollar burger (7g), 1/2 thick burger (5g), Karbroiled chicken club sandwich (7g / 10g at Hardees). Grilled chicken salad without croutons is 10g. The side salad is 3g.
Jimmy John – The unwich – sandwich wrapped in lettuce – matches the bill here. Meat is fine, make sure the ingredients are not Caribbean.
Wendy – Again you can get your hamburgers in a salad or in a box. All hamburgers with toppings. Mayo has a syrup and is 1g. The chicken grill is 1 g. You can order a chicken clam or a perfect chicken breast. Best salad: Chicken Caesar (7g), Blt Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken. Seat salad Aer 6g or 2g for the emperor.
Pizza Hut and other pizza places – You can get used to eating pizza without a crust. You need to eat twice more than if you're party or dinner you can not avoid a pizza, just drop the cheese and eat a big messy cheese and toppings. A side salad is a good addition. Otherwise, just choose to make pizza at home with a small hydrocarbon corpse.
Mongolian Barbecue – Yes! Place the bowl with chickens, prawns, bay leaves and mushrooms, then top with Asian black bean sauce. I know that beans have carbohydrates, but this sauce sign says 1 gram of carbohydrates per ounce (each sauce is clearly labeled). Add a little garlic and wait for the grill to finish the work. It goes without saying you release appetizers, tortillas and rice. Ask the wait staff not to bring them to the table.
Italian Restaurants – It takes a little cunning, but they can negotiate! Ideas: What about Marsala's Chicken in Italian place? Make sure it does not contain pasta. Alternate broccoli or other keto-friendly side dish – or a big salad. Chicken piccata is also a possibility.
Mexico and Chinese restaurants are the most difficult, because all low-carb options are not a reason to go to the restaurant in the first place. At a mexican restaurant, I tend to get a big burrito without beans and spread a soft tortilla like a plate. Eat the internal ingredients and throw the tortilla.
If you have to go to Chinese Buffet (I sat on a funeral period on one), you may find options, but they are probably not being your favorite general tones. What about the salad bar? egg? insides eggrolls, and I even ate on the inner just crab rangoons. Unfortunately, these ideas leave quite a pile of shelled shells and deep-fried external pieces on your hard drive, making it feel like you're really spending food.
Wings anywhere – Standard buffalo sauce is usually ok and garlic Parmesan
Convenience can also be a good choice! 7-11 has a pack of hard boiled eggs, cheese plates, slim jims, almonds and pork. Pork comes in a barbecue and they are zero carbohydrates.
Remember that whatever you choose, keep the bread, potatoes, rice, noodles, french fries and tortillas. And look at the possibility of starch starch, loaf and other fillers. With proper planning and good attitude, you can find healthy keto and low-dose options when you eat out and continue to succeed with your diet.