ChipMonk's Favorite Keto-Friendly Fast Food!

ChipMonk is all about eating natural, so in general we try to avoid fast food, which is traditionally packed with preservatives and excess calories and carbs. But sometimes convenience is king, and with a few small adjustments, pretty much any menu can be ‘keto-friendly'. So, if you’re short on time and heading to your favorite fast food drive thru, check out these options from Medical News Daily to turn your guilty pleasure into a low-carb, keto-friendly treat:



McDonalds Keto Friendly Options


If you’re a McDonald’s fan, there’s nothing sweeter than the sight of those golden arches in the distance, but if you’re also practicing a keto diet, here are a few adjusted McDonald’s favorites to keep you on track: 

McDonald’s Cheeseburger, no bun

Avoiding the bun and high sugar condiments makes a cheeseburger keto friendly.

A single McDonald’s Cheeseburger with cheese, onions, and mustard has the following nutritional values:

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Fat: 11 g

McDonald’s Egg and Sausage Patty

People can choose the Egg and Sausage Patty from the McDonald’s Big Breakfast and omit the high carb hash brown and biscuit.

This contains:

  • Calories: 340
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Fat: 27 g


Chipotle Keto Fast Food Options

If you’re craving something a little spicier, Chipotle is another one of ChipMonk’s fast food favorites with several keto-friendly options. Here’s what we recommend: 


Chipotle Keto Salad Bowl

This meal is a chicken-based bowl with added cheese, salsa, and guacamole. It also contains greens for extra nutrition.

However, the bowl has a higher protein ratio than some keto diets allow.

The nutritional information for the keto bowl is as follows:

  • Calories: 560
  • Carbs: 16 g
  • Protein: 41 g
  • Fat: 37 g

Chipotle Carnitas and Chicken Salad Bowl

People can choose their ingredients for a salad bowl. A low carb combination might consist of:

  • half carnitas
  • half chicken
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • guacamole
  • supergreens lettuce blend

The above combination contains the following nutritional values:

  • Calories: 550
  • Carbs: 12 g
  • Protein: 36.5 g
  • Fat: 39.5 g



Wendy's Keto Fast Food Options

It’s late. Nothings open. Except Wendy’s, and she’s got you covered with a few surprisingly tasty keto-friendly options: 

Wendy’s Double Stack Cheeseburger

To make this suitable for a keto diet, a person can omit the bun and add extra ranch dressing.

The nutritional information for this combination is as follows:

  • Calories: 320
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Fat: 26 g

Wendy’s Baconator

For a keto friendly breakfast, people can omit the bun and condiments and add extra avocado and blue cheese crumbles.

The nutritional information for this combination is as follows:

  • Calories: 960
  • Carbs: 7 g
  • Protein: 60 g
  • Fat: 78 g

Because this option provides 60g of protein, its protein content may be too high for certain keto diets.


KFC low carb keto-friendly options

One of the more obvious keto-friendly fast food options is some Kentucky Fried Chicken. Just watch out for those sides! Here's what we recommend: 

KFC Fried Chicken Drumsticks and Coleslaw

A person could order KFC Fried Chicken Drumsticks and add a serving of KFC Coleslaw for a keto friendly option.

Each drumstick has:

  • Calories: 179
  • Carbs: 4 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g
  • Fat: 10.7 g

One hundred grams of the coleslaw has:

  • Calories: 144
  • Carbs: 15.6 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 8.6 g

It is important to note that the carbs in 100 g of the coleslaw will provide about one-third of the day’s total allowance of 50 g.

In general, we recommend staying away from fast food, which is typically packed with sodium, preservatives, and unhealthy ingredients, but if you're already on your way to the drive thru, we've got you covered with these keto-friendly options. Thanks for dropping by! While you're here, be sure to check out ChipMonk Baking’s HUGE variety of soft-baked keto cookies, recipes, and sweetener. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest recipes, deals, and updates from the ChipMonks. You can also join our Text VIP program by texting CHIPMONK to (833) 645-0998.                                 

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