In this post I take you on my Keto Taco Bell trip and give you some options, including their nutritional breakdown. But, just as some background, you should know that I was raised on Taco Bell, eating it at least three times a week as a child and teen. My body was accustomed to the poor quality meats and sub-par taste, but at the time it was all I knew. Now, years later, I still have days where I crave their chalupas and nacho bell grande, so naturally, the only thing to do was get the keto fast food options at Taco Bell!
Keto Fast Food
As a keto fast food option the pickings are slim! You basically only have two real, full meal, options. The mini skillet bowl, minus the potatoes, or the powder menu bowl, minus the rice and beans. Both options are ehh, not to mention the breakfast isn't served at all Taco Bell locations so you should call or look it up before making your way over!
The HUGE list of keto friendly foods.
Mini Skillet Bowl
So we arrived at Taco Bell at 830am at which time they were only serving breakfast. Side Note: I despise places that don't serve all meals all times of day. This meant our only option was the mini skillet bowl. Sigh. So we ordered the supposedly $1 menu skillet bowl and would up each paying $4+ dollars. How is the possible? Well, if you want meat aside from your eggs that is an extra $1.50, plus extra for guac and sour cream. Two words: rip off.
Just as a heads up, make sure to ask for the bowl without the potatoes because they come standard. Also, the eggs might not be real eggs and the steak might not be real steak. Although the bowl tasted better than it looked, we will by no means be getting it again. Curious about the nutrition? Check it out below:
Bowl: Eggs, steak, cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, creamy chipotle sauce
Net Carbs: 5g
Power Menu Bowl
Ideally, Matthew would have ordered the mini skillet bowl and I would have been able to order the power menu bowl so we could try both. But, again, it was 830am and only breakfast was being served. We've seen many people in the keto community order the bowl and it looks pretty big, but not so fresh. It's essentially a large, below average salad. A great keto fast food option nonetheless. Curious to see what I would have ordered and the nutrition on it? Check it out below:
Bowl: Lettuce, shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, guacamole, bacon, avocado ranch sauce
Net Carbs: 6g
Our overall take away is that although Taco Bell can be passable as a keto fast food option, we highly recommend steering clear of stopping at Taco Bell for keto options when there are other sound options, such as KFC and Chipotle.