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10 Best Low Carb Fast Food Orders

Low Carb Fast Food

Giving up fast food convenience doesn’t have to mean giving up on low-carb eating. It can be confusing to navigate the menus, but don’t worry—we’ve put together a list of the top low-carb fast food options. Imagine this: tasty salads, satisfying dishes that are high in protein, and a gastronomic journey that supports your nutritional objectives. Our investigation demonstrates that you can enjoy the convenience of fast food without sacrificing flavor or nutrition in a world full of temptations. Bid farewell to regrets filled with carbohydrates and come explore a world of delectable options that support your low-carb way of living.


Why Would You Eat Low-Carb Food?

Why Would You Eat Low-Carb Food
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While low-carb diets are all the rage, you might not actually know why they are so popular. They clearly have proven links to weight loss, but are there any other benefits that have been linked with eating a low-carb diet? Let’s take a look. Well, in fact, there are. A lot of these benefits are linked with losing weight, but they make losing weight using a low-carb diet special. For example, following a low-carb diet to lose weight has been linked with losing more weight around the stomach area, which is one of the main areas where people try to shift weight. Likewise, a low-carb diet has been linked with losing weight quickly, so, if you want to lose weight for a specific event, a low-carb diet could be the best choice. A low-carb diet is also able to help you lose weight because it suppresses your appetite. Unlike other diets, a low-carb diet will usually make you feel full, and this will lead to you eating less. So this diet works in lots of different ways. But ultimately, it can make you lose weight, and help improve your health. If you are eating out, then ordering a low-carb meal isn’t always that easy. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best low-carb options to order from various different fast-food restaurants.


McDonald’s – Modified Quarter Pounder with Cheese

McDonald's - Modified Quarter Pounder with Cheese
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One of the most popular fast food restaurants is McDonald’s. But because so many of the meals that they offer are burgers, it makes ordering a keto-friendly meal quite difficult. The best keto-friendly option at McDonald’s is a modified quarter pounder. Simply order your meal without the bun, and ask for extra lettuce, and you have a delicious low-carb meal ready to eat.

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KFC – Grilled Chicken

KFC - Grilled Chicken
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Eating low-carb food at KFC is a little easier, and this is because they offer meals that aren’t breaded. So, for a low-carb meal, order any of their grilled chicken range. Whether you order thighs, wings, drumsticks, or breasts, your meal will contain zero carbs. 


Chick-fil-A – Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken

Chick-fil-A - Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken
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The best low-carb option at Chick-fil-A is the Cobb salad. As long as you order this with grilled chicken, your meal will contain hardly any carbohydrates, and it will be incredibly filling too. 


Dunkin’ – All You Can Meat Croissant (No Croissant)

Dunkin’ - All You Can Meat Croissant (No Croissant)
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Most of the options at Dunkin’ are not keto-friendly, so you will have to modify a meal to make it suitable. We would recommend ordering the ‘All You Can Meat Croissant’ without the croissant. This way you get a delicious dish without impacting your diet. 


Taco Bell – Crunchy Taco

Taco Bell - Crunchy Taco
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Tacos are not keto-friendly, and most of the time you would have to remove the taco to make the meal a low-carb option. But, the Crunchy Taco at Taco Bell is so small that it contains barely any carbohydrates, making it suitable for those following a keto diet. 


Chipotle – Keto Salad Bowl

Chipotle - Keto Salad Bowl
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One of the best places to visit if you are on a low-carb diet is Chipotle because you can design your own meal. You could order a burrito bowl, and avoid all carbohydrates, but instead, we would recommend ordering the Keto Salad Bowl. This meal is already designed, so it saves you the hassle of having to guess whether, or not, ingredients are keto-friendly.


In ‘n Out – 4×4 Protein Style 

In ‘n Out - 4×4 Protein Style 
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Thankfully for those following a keto diet, In ‘n Out actually has a secret menu which makes ordering this style of food easy. So, if you are visiting In ‘n Out, but are on a low-carb diet, simply order your food protein style, and it will be suitable. You can do this with most of the burgers, but we would always recommend the 4×4 because it is one of the best. 


Wendy’s – Dave’s Double in a Lettuce Wrap

Wendy’s - Dave’s Double in a Lettuce Wrap
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The Dave’s Double at Wendy’s is one of their best burgers, and you can easily make this a low-carb option by ordering it in a lettuce wrap. This will remove the bun, and replace it with lettuce, making it a healthy, keto-friendly option


Burger King – Grilled Chicken Sandwich (No Bun)

Burger King - Grilled Chicken Sandwich (No Bun)
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Again, following a keto diet at Burger King isn’t the easiest because they specialize in, well, burgers. But, their grilled chicken sandwich is suitable for those following a keto diet, as long as you order it without the bun. 

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Starbucks – Sous Vide Egg Bites

Starbucks - Sous Vide Egg Bites
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Finally, if you are feeling peckish when buying your morning coffee from Starbucks, you should order the Sous Vide Egg Bites. This meal requires zero modification, and it is also very healthy. So, if you want to start your day right, this is the one to order. 

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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