Panera Bread keto options

Keto Panera Bread Menu: 11 Best Low Carb Dishes to Order

While they specialize in bread and sandwiches, keto at Panera Bread is not that hard to do. You can eat low carb at Panera Bread by simply ordering your sandwich without the bread.

There are still loads of delicious, wholesome fillings including eggs, cheese, bacon, chicken, turkey, and more. So, don’t worry that keto Panera Bread meals will be unsatisfying without the carbs.

Here are the best low carb Panera Bread options based on the nutrition information. Hold the sides and think carefully before adding any dressing or sauce. 

Steak and Egg Sandwich

Panera offers several breakfast sandwiches that you can get without the bread or bagel. 

A steak and egg breakfast sandwich contains 530 calories, 17 grams of fat, 60 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 35 grams of protein.

However, if you order it without the everything bagel, then it will contain 240 calories, 15.5g fat, 2g carbs (0g net carbs), 2g fiber, and 25g protein.

How to order: ask for a steak and egg breakfast sandwich without the bagel. 

Avocado, Egg White, and Spinach Bagel

This bagel includes egg whites, white cheddar, avo, and spinach. Of course, you’ll need to skip the bagel. To up the fat content and keep the carb count the same, you can order it with whole eggs (white and yolk) instead of just egg whites. Either way, it’s a great keto diet option.

With egg whites and without the bagel it contains 160 calories, 11g fat, 13g protein, 4g total carbs, and 2g net carbs.

How to order: ask for avo, egg white, and spinach without the bagel. 

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

A ham, egg, and cheese sandwich without the farm-style loaf bread contains 220 calories, 10g fat, 3g carbs (0g net carbs), 3g fiber, and 19g protein. 

You can also get a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich without the Brioche roll for around 330 calories, 25g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, and 21g protein. 

How to order: ask for a ham (or sausage), egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich without the bread. 

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

A bacon, scrambled egg, and cheese sandwich contains 450 calories, 25g fat, 33g carbs, 1g fiber, and 24g protein.

If you get it without the Artisan ciabatta bread, it will contain around 300 calories, 20g fat, 3g carbs (2g net carbs), 1g fiber, and 20g protein. 

How to order: ask for a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich minus the bread. 

Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg, and Avo Wrap

This breakfast wrap contains smoked chicken, scrambled eggs, cheese, peppers, avo, and chipotle aioli. It also has cilantro which you might want to leave off if you’re someone who thinks it tastes like soap. 

Make it keto by leaving the wrap. Without the wrap it contains 290 calories, 24g fat, 20g protein, 4g carbs, and 2g net carbs.

How to order: ask for a chipotle chicken, scrambled egg, and avo wrap without the tortilla. Ask them to wrap it in lettuce or just serve it in a bowl instead.

Caesar Salad With Chicken

Panera offers several salads. You can order them in full or half size. Be sure to hold all sides. 

A full-size chicken Caesar salad contains 450 calories, 28g fat, 17g carbs (15g net carbs), 2g fiber, and 34g protein.

A half-size portion contains 220 calories, 14g fat, 8g carbs (7g net carbs), 1g fiber, and 17g protein. 

You can reduce the carbs by asking for no croutons. 

How to order: ask for a half or full size chicken Caesar salad without the croutons. 

Green Goddess Salad with Chicken

A green Goddess salad contains antibiotic-free chicken, arugula, romaine lettuce, kale, radicchio blend, pickled red onions, bacon, avocado, and a hard-boiled egg with a green Goddess dressing. 

A whole salad contains 550 calories, 32g fat, 25g carbs (18g net carbs), 7g of fiber, and 43g protein.

A half-size contains 270 calories, 16g fat, 12gcarbs (8g net carbs), 4g carbs, and 21g protein. 

You can reduce the carbs by 3 grams by asking for no dressing on your full size salad.

How to order: ask for a half or full size green Goddess salad with chicken and no dressing. 

Toasted Steak and White Cheddar

The sandwiches at Panera are available in half or full size. Most of them come with sauce that you will need to hold in addition to the bread to keep it low carb. 

Additionally, all sandwiches come with your choice of an apple, chips, or bread. Hold these. 

A full-size toasted steak and white cheddar sandwich comes with steak, pickled red onions, white cheddar cheese, and horseradish sauce on Artisan Ciabatta bread. 

It contains 870 calories, 37g fat, 86g carbs, 4g fiber, and 50g protein.

However, you can reduce most of these carbs by asking for no bread and horseradish sauce.

How to order: ask for a full-size toasted steak and white cheddar sandwich without the bread and horseradish sauce.

Heritage Ham and Swiss

A full-size heritage ham and Swiss sandwich comes with ham, Swiss cheese, emerald greens, and maple mustard sauce on country rustic bread. 

It contains 610 calories, 26g fat, 53g carbs, 3g fiber, and 42g protein. 

However, if you hold the country rustic bread and maple mustard sauce, then it will reduce most of the carbs. 

How to order: ask for a full-size heritage ham and Swiss sandwich without the bread and maple mustard sauce. 

Tuscan Toasted Grilled Chicken

A Tuscan toasted grilled chicken sandwich comes with antibiotic-free chicken, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, arugula, smoky tomato confit, and pesto mayo on Artisan Ciabatta.

A full sandwich contains 830 calories, 36 grams of fat, 84 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, and 50 grams of protein.

You can reduce the carbs by asking for no bread or pesto.

How to order: ask for a half or full size Tuscan toasted grilled chicken sandwich without the bread and sauce. 

Bacon, Turkey Bravo Sandwich

A bacon, turkey Bravo sandwich comes with roasted turkey, bacon, smoked Gouda cheese, pickled onions and tomato with signature sauce. 

A whole sandwich contains 620 calories, 23 grams of fat, 58 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 46 grams of protein. 

You can reduce the carbs by asking for no bread or sauce. Use two large tomato slices as your “bread.”

How to order: ask for a bacon, roasted turkey Bravo sandwich without the bread or sauce. 


Conclusion

Keto at Panera is possible! Panera contains healthier ingredients than most casual dining restaurants. However, most of their meals contain grains, bread, and other starchy foods that are not low-carb.

You can keep it low-carb and eat keto at Panera by ordering a breakfast sandwich with meat and cheese minus the bread. The chipotle chicken avocado melt is a great keto choice, minus the bread! Add a Greek salad to any order to get that extra dose of keto friendly veggies.

You can also get a green goddess cobb salad or seasonal greens salad with no dressing or a steak and cheese sandwich without the bread or sauce. Stick with black coffee, water, or unsweetened tea as your beverage. 

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Keto Panera Bread Menu: 11 Best Low Carb Dishes to Order
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