Keto Taco Bell – Sharing What to Order When You Run to the Border
We have said it before and we will say it again – we are focused on you living a low carb LIFE. We aren’t focused on a diet that will last a few weeks or months. In order to be real with you, we share things like what to order keto at Taco Bell.
We did this with our Keto McDonalds post, Keto Pei Wei Menu and you can view more keto fast food here. Why? Because while we strive to plan ahead and eat properly – there are just sometimes we HAVE to eat on the go!
Ordering Taco Bell Keto
We aren’t saying that you should eat Keto Taco Bell every day, but the occasional meal won’t hurt.
If you crave Taco Bell or are just in a position where you need to know what to order, we are here to help.
What Can I Order?
Let’s dive into the Taco Bell low carb menu and find some low carb fast food finds that won’t ruin your diet. You will need to custom order to achieve maximum keto-ness.
Order Ahead and Delivery
One thing I have found super helpful is ordering ahead. Did you know you can order Taco Bell ahead of time? Yes! And Taco Bell even delivers thru Grub Hub.
Taco Bell Low Carb Menu Options
Here are some easy Keto Taco Bell menu options and nutrition data (but don’t rely on these, use your own data – this is just to give you an idea of net carbs.)
The Taco Bell Keto Power Bowl is your best option for eating Keto at Taco Bell. It would be too easy to just order this, you HAVE TO customize in order to have this as a low carb Taco Bell option.
Here is how to make your Taco Bell Power Bowl low carb.
The Keto Power Bowl is listed on the Taco Bell Power Menu. Here are the ingredients that you want to avoid when ordering your keto bowl at Taco Bell.
- No Black Beans (read our post on keto beans)
- No Seasoned Rice (nope, too carby!)
Keto Friendly Ingredients
While Taco Bell Keto options are not the premiere choice for eating low carb, it definitely is a great keto fast food option.
When ordering your power bowl, here are the keto friendly ingredients to add to your bowl. Pick and choose to include keto foods that you like!
Taco Bell offers 3 protein options for the Power Bowl.
- Seasoned Beef (ground beef)
Taco Bell offers a cheddar cheese or a 3 cheese blend option. You can also add a nacho cheese sauce (limit the amount of nacho cheese you add.)
Here are Keto Taco Bell Power Bowl vegetable options to choose from:
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Onions (limit the onions)
- Tomatoes (limit the tomatoes)
More Power Bowl Options
Again, watch your own nutritional data to determine what your ideal net carb count is for this meal, but these are some low carb power bowl optional add-ons:
- 3-Cheese Blend
- Jalapeno Peppers
Taco Bell Power Bowl Nutrition
Finding out the Taco Bell Power Bowl nutrition is eat with Taco Bell’s nutrition calculator. Use the calculator to find the best options for your Keto Taco Bell Power Bowl! Make it how you like it with your favorite low carb options.
Only 5 Net Carbs
5 Net Carbs is what my Taco Bell Power Bowl rings in at. That is awesome, especially considering this is a bowl of food that will hopefully keep you full until your next keto snack or meal!
Low Carb Taco Bell Salad
For years, before all the online nutrition data was available – my Taco Bell option for staying low carb go-to was making an easy low carb taco salad by buying tacos and dumping the inside meat and lettuce out onto a plate!
This makes a cheap keto meal option, which let’s face it – cheap keto is hard to come by most days!
Best Low Carb Meat
When ordering tacos to dump and make an easy taco salad for on the go, here are your BEST low carb meat options at Taco Bell.
Check out the difference in net carbs for each. This is for 1 taco, and includes the cheese and lettuce (NO shell!)
- Seasoned Beef – 2 Net Carbs
- Fire Roasted Chicken – 1 Net Carb
- Shredded Chicken – 2 Net Carbs
- Grilled Steak – 2 Net Carbs
Determine which low carb meat option you want to use for your DIY low carb taco salad – and using the net carbs, determine how many tacos you want to order.
So if you want to only eat 4 carbs, order 4 fire roasted chicken tacos and dump on a plate. Another option is order 2 grilled steak tacos – for 4 net carbs. Yes, you will have to math!
Keto Taco Bell Sauces
There are various Taco Bell sauces to look at – and unfortunately, the net carb and nutrition value isn’t easy to find.
Based on playing with the nutrition calculator, we are seeing these as okay in regards to low carb Taco Bell sauces.
- Avocado Ranch Sauce
- Creamy Chipotle Sauce
- Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
- Spicy Ranch Sauce
- Border Sauce – Diablo
Taco Bell Breakfast Keto Options
Taco Bell has a breakfast menu! Did you know this? Here is the deal. If you want to order a keto breakfast at Taco Bell – make sure that you indicate NO potatoes and NO tortilla.
I would also suggest agains the nacho cheese sauce. Substitute one of the other sauces and add shredded cheese to avoid any unnecessary hidden carbs!
For a while, Taco Bell was selling a Naked Egg Taco. I don’t believe this is available anymore – but if it is available at your local restaurant, make sure to order it without potatoes and nacho cheese!
Taco Bell Nutrition Facts
Want to know how many carbs are in a item? Taco Bell offers 2 helpful resources when diving into the nutrition facts for their food items.
With this nifty features, you can use the Taco Bell Nutrition Calculator to customize your food choices and it will tell you the nutrition facts for each item.
What I love about this, it is perfect for Taco Bell keto eating! For example, if you are using the above salad by taking crunchy beef tacos and not eating with the shells, the nutrition calculator will show you what the data is without the shell!
Learn about carbs, calories, fat and more with the nutrition info chart.
This will give you a big picture overview of what the nutritional data is for all of the Taco Bell menu options (low carb and not low carb!)
Low Carb Mexican Fast Food
Hoping this gives you some new options and ideas for eating Low Carb at Taco Bell. Mexican fast food doesn’t have to be difficult on keto! Use this Daily Keto blog post be your guide to what to order on the Taco Bell low carb menu!
Don’t miss our other Keto Fast Food posts! Learn what to eat when on the go.
Don’t forget, if you have a Keto question or need advice on that low carb life – we’ve got you! Head over to our Daily Keto Blog page and ask.