Step away from the hamburger bun.
You don't have to make any swaps to Subway's Rotisserie-Style Chicken Salad; everything on it is Keto-approved: spinach and iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, and olives. Skip the balsamic — it's a sneaky source of carbs — and opt for plain olive oil.
Since Keto is basically a synonym for low-carb, the two best ingredients at Chipotle — rice and beans — are off-limits. But nearly everything else you can add to one of the chain's salads is fair game. Add guac for extra healthy fats, and use salsa instead of the carb-heavy viniagrette. The fresh tomato variety is your best bet.
The West Coast burger joint basically pioneered the lettuce-as-a-bun movement. Order theirs by asking for a Double-Double Protein Style. Skip the sauce, but keep the cheese: Those are legit American slices, no weird ingredients added.
Keto followers have mixed feelings about Taco Bell's new breakfast taco. The egg wrap has 6 carbs because of added xantham gum, but it's better than a traditional shell. Opt for one as a mid-morning snack, rather than two for a full breakfast, and sub starchy potatoes for steak.
Jack In The Box
Here's how to make the most of Jack In The Box's menu: Get the Chicken Teriyaki Bowl with no rice, double veggies, and no sauce. You'll be left with lots of chicken and steamed broccoli and carrots.
Without the bun, McDonald's Pico Guacamole Sandwich with Artisan Grilled Chicken has just eight carbs. You'll get a slab of grilled chicken, white cheddar, lettuce, ranch dressing, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
According to Keto experts, the best meat you can eat is anything grass-fed. Carl's Jr. uses a grass-fed, free-range beef patty. All the standard burger toppings are present — lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, and cheese. Just ask for no bun, obvi.
Burger King's Grilled Chicken Sandwich can be a 1-carb meal, if you lose the potato bun. What you're left with is pretty basic — just grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomato — so ask if the joint will throw in some extra greens for a makeshift salad.
The best part about Five Guys' burgers are how customizable they are. Skip the bun, and top the beef patty with all the veggies: lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, and peppers.
Pret A Manger
Pret markets this grab-and-go Egg and Spinach Pot as a good source of protein, but it's great for carb-counters, too. All it consists of is two hard-boiled eggs on a bed of raw spinach — 14 grams of protein and 2 carbs. Woop, woop!