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Top 10 Low Carb Options at Taco Bell for Keto Diet

Taco Bell is home to numerous dishes that are not allowed on a keto diet, such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and other carb-heavy foods. Menu items typically include beans, rice, sugary sauces, and corn or flour-based shells.

However, there are ways to order low-carb at Taco Bell if you must. Here are the lowest carb options you can order at Taco Bell in order from lowest to highest carbs, based on the nutrition calculator. We’ll also show you how to order them and what to say. 


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Important note: when ordering these dishes, make sure to minus the shell, flour, potatoes, beans, and rice.

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Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Melt

The shredded chicken quesadilla melt made with shredded chicken, creamy chipotle sauce, and a three-cheese blend without the flour tortilla shell contains:

  • 110 calories
  • 8 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of carbs (<1 gram of net carbs)
  • <1 gram of fiber
  • 8 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a shredded chicken quesadilla melt without the flour shell. Request to have the ingredients put in a bowl or served in a lettuce wrap if possible.

Sausage Flatbread Quesadilla

The sausage flatbread quesadilla without the shell from the morning dollar value menu with eggs, sausage, and cheese contains:

  • 160 calories
  • 14 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of carbs
  • 8 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a sausage flatbread quesadilla from the morning dollar value menu without the flour shell. Request that the contents of the quesadilla be wrapped together or put in a bowl. 

Crunchy Chicken Taco

A crunchy chicken taco made with fire-grilled chicken, iceberg lettuce, and cheddar cheese without the shell contains:

  • 80 calories
  • 3.5 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of carbs
  • 10 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a crunchy taco made with fire grilled chicken and hold the shell and sauce. You can also get this with shredded chicken. 

Breakfast Sausage Quesadilla

A breakfast sausage quesadilla with cheese, egg, and sausage minus the flour tortilla contains:

  • 300 calories
  • 24 grams of fat
  • 4 grams of carbs (3 gram net carbs)
  • 1 gram of fiber
  • 18 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a breakfast sausage quesadilla off the breakfast menu without the tortilla shell. Request that the cheese, egg, and meat be wrapped together or put in a bowl. 

Grilled Steak Soft Taco

A grilled steak soft taco with grilled steak, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado ranch sauce minus the flour taco shell contains:

  • 120 calories
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 3 grams of carbs
  • 0 grams of fiber
  • 10 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a grilled steak soft taco without the flour tortilla shell. You can also ask to hold the sauce.

Crunchy Taco Supreme

A crunchy taco supreme with beef, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes without the taco shell contains:

  • 120 calories
  • 8 grams of fat
  • 6 grams of carbs (4 grams of net carbs)
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 7 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a crunchy taco supreme without the taco shell. You can request that the ingredients be put in a bowl. 

Grande Scrambler Burrito

A grande scrambler burrito that contains bacon, eggs, cheese, Pico de gallo, and sour cream without the potatoes, cheese sauce, or burrito shell contains:

  • 230 calories
  • 18 grams of fat
  • 5 grams of carbs (4 grams net carbs)
  • <1 grams of fiber
  • 13 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a grande scrambler burrito without the potatoes, cheese sauce, or burrito shell. Request to have the ingredients put in a bowl or wrapped together loosely.

Power Menu Bowl

A power menu bowl that has chicken, cheese, iceberg lettuce, guacamole, Pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado ranch sauce contains:

  • 250 calories
  • 15 grams of fat
  • 7 grams of carbs (5 grams net carbs)
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 21 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a power menu bowl without the beans or rice. Hold the sauce if desired. 

Fresco Burrito Supreme Steak

A Fresco burrito with steak, iceberg lettuce, onions, Pico de gallo, red sauce, onions and tomatoes contains:

  • 70 calories
  • 2 grams of fat
  • 6 grams of carbs (5 grams net carbs)
  • 1 gram of fiber
  • 8 grams of protein

How to order: ask for a Fresco burrito with steak and hold the burrito shell and beans. If you hold the red sauce, it will drop your carbs to 4 grams net carbs. 

Fiesta Taco Salad

A Fiesta taco salad normally comes with seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, Pico de gallo, sour cream, tomatoes, red strips, refried beans, and rice in a taco shell. 

If you order it without the shell, red strips, beans, and rice, it will contain the following: 

  • 240 calories
  • 15 grams of fat
  • 12 grams of carbs (7 grams net carbs)
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 15 grams of protein

How to order: the taco shell normally holds this salad together. Therefore, you will have to ask for a Fiesta taco salad minus the shell, beans, red strips and rice in a regular bowl. 


Conclusion

Taco Bell offers a wide range of foods that are usually off-limits on a keto diet, such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas made with corn or flour shells, rice, and beans. The fast-food restaurant also uses a lot of sauces on their dishes. 

You can keep it low-carb by ordering the insides only of a beef or chicken taco, but this might be hard to eat. Ask for your meal to be wrapped in lettuce or served in a bowl. Stick with meat, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.

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Top 10 Low Carb Options at Taco Bell for Keto Diet

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