Sometimes while we are working, it becomes difficult to make breakfast at home. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we really shouldn’t skip it. So, most of us end up getting ourselves breakfast bowls from fast-food restaurants. But, what about when we are on the keto diet? How many of these breakfast bowls are keto-friendly and low carb? How many of these fast food breakfast bowls can you trust to be low carb? Here’s a look at some of the most popular and best low carb breakfast bowls from famous fast food places!
How to Order a Low Carb Fast Food Breakfast Bowl
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 1
Mini Skillet Minus the Potatoes from Taco Bell
Undoubtedly one of the breakfast bowls on this list, the Mini Skillet at Taco Bell is a filling and nutritious meal. Served as an entree, this bowl contains eggs, cheese, pico de gallo and potatoes. However, if you want to make it truly low carb and keto, skip the potatoes. Instead, add bacon, steak, sausages or guacamole to make the bowl more filling. Even with all those add-ons in place, this keto breakfast bowl will only set you back by around $3.45. It will contain 90 calories and 3 grams of net carbs if you skip the potatoes and don’t add any toppings. Ask for the Taco Bell keto low carb menu when you customise your breakfast bowl to learn more about your bowl’s nutritional content.
You could also try their Naked Egg + Sausage Taco. The breakfast entree contains nacho cheese and tastes delicious. It comes with one fried egg, cheese, sausage pieces and some shredded cheese. The meal will cost you roughly $1.99 and contains 250 calories and eight net carbs. As you can see, this one will cost you a few extra calories, even without the potato, and hence wouldn’t be my first option to start the day.
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 2
Bunless Sausage, Egg McMuffin from McDonald’s
An American classic that millions swear by, this typical breakfast is also quite keto-friendly, if you avoid the buns. When it comes to the Egg McMuffin and Sausage + Egg McMuffin, I would say the latter wins, as it provides more flavor. Also, it tends to be more filling, as it contains meat. The burger comes with Canadian bacon, and the sausage provides more fat, making it less likely for you to feel hungry later. Such a breakfast from this fast food place will cost you
$2.95, and the keto breakfast contains 340 calories and three net carbs. Also, if you want to keep things, even more healthy, you can opt for the McMuffin with eggs. However, in this case, you will need to get two of them, since the bacon is very light. The meal will cost around $2.95 and will set you back by 160 calories and three net carbs.
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 3
Egg + Cheese Bagel W/O the Bagel from Chick-Fil-A Chicken
This is a great fast food meal if you want something light and airy in the morning. However, if you’re going to make it keto-friendly, you will have to get rid of the bagel and eat only the filling. Without the bagel, the meal consists of a biscuit-sized chicken filet, an egg, and a slice of cheese. But, the meal isn’t as low carb as the rest of the options on this list as the chicken fillet is lightly breaded. The meal will cost you around $3.39 and contains 270 calories and seven net carbs.
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 4
Bacon + Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites from Starbucks
This is another American fast-food breakfast classic that is immensely keto-friendly. The meal focuses on eggs and also contains cottage cheese, Monterey Jack and gruyere cheese. Since the meal is rich in fats, it will satiate your hunger and ensure you don’t feel like munching soon afterwards. While it also tastes great, the downside is that it is slightly pricing, costing you $4.45 for just two egg bites. Two bites contain 310 calories and seven net carbs.
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 5
Steak + Egg Breakfast Burrito W/O Tortilla at Carl’s Jr
This fast-food breakfast bowl contains eggs, pico de gallo, steak and cheese. Costing just $4, this fast-food low carb meal is a steal that you should try out the next time you want a quick breakfast. Also, since the meal is quite filling, you won’t need any add-ons. The meal in itself will set you back by 420 calories and one net carb.
Low Carb Keto Breakfast Bowl 6
Bunless Sausage Sandwich Extreme by Jack In the Box
One of the best breakfast sandwiches out there, this bunless sausage sandwich will help you start the day with all the energy you need. Not only does this keto breakfast option taste great, but it also looks fabulous. The meal comes with two sausage patties, two slices of cheese and an egg. However, to keep the breakfast keto-friendly, make sure you avoid the buns. It costs around $3.29 and contains 490 calories and zero net carbs, making it super keto-friendly.
Tips for Ordering Low Carb Fast Food Breakfast Bowls
- Look for options which contain egg, cheese, sausages and steaks as they fill you up, without adding too many net carbs. Also, it doesn’t make sense going for a small meal as it will just leave you hungry during the middle of the day. If anything, doing so might result in your binge eating during the evening, which results in more calorie intake.
- Always remember to avoid buns, loaves of bread and tortillas. Instead, focus on the filling inside and try to make it as fulfilling as possible, to ensure you are satiated.
- In case you are going somewhere that does not serve sausage patties, such as Taco Bell and Taco Cabana, look for steak options.
- Most fast-food breakfast bowls which contain bacon will overcook the meat. When bacon is overcooked, it reduces its fat content, becoming lighter calorie-wise. Therefore, when it comes to fast food breakfast bowl options, opt for sausages.
This list of keto fast food breakfast bowls will help you pick up great breakfasts that keep you active throughout the day. Is there any keto breakfast bowl that you love that we left out? If so, help us add that to this list to help out other keto dieters, by letting us know in the comments below!