Burger King Low-Carb Guide

If you ever find yourself craving for Burger King but you’re on a low-carb diet, don’t despair. Here’s a handy guide on how to order low-carb at this fast food joint!

Burger King Low-Carb Guide

Overall Assessment

Overall, Burger King is a low-carb friendly fast food joint. The meals are enjoyable, and the service is good. 

  • Low-carb friendly? Yes
  • Low-carb entrees available on the menu? Limited. But you can customize most of their meals to make them low-carb.
  • Satiety level of low-carb entrees? Above average.
  • Taste of low-carb entrees? Above average.
  • Price / value of low-carb entrees?  Above average.
  • Overall customer experience? Excellent. Burger King employees seem to be familiar with bunless orders and generally will not ask you to clarify. 

Low-Carb Breakfast Options

You can go traditional with a bunless breakfast sandwich; or you can build a low-carb breakfast with a la carte ingredients of your choosing. Below are our delicious recommendations. 

Double Sausage Patty and Egg Breakfast Platter A la Carte

  • What you’ll get: 2 sausage patties; and 2 eggs. You get good flavor with simple ingredients and great value for money at only $2.00. You may also opt for a slice of cheese and/or bacon if you can use the additional calories. 
  • Estimated Macros: 440 calories, 5g net carbs, and 24g protein

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich, sans Croissant

  • What you’ll get: Among all the varieties of croissan’wich and biscuits with meat, cheese, and eggs they offer, this is the most tasty. Just ask them not to include the croissants. 
  • Price: $2.00
  • Estimated Macros: 300 calories, 1g net carbs, and 16g protein

Eggnormous Burrito in a Bowl, sans Tortilla and Hash Browns

  • What you’ll get: Order the big breakfast burrito in a bowl, but without the tortilla and hash browns. You’ll get two slices of bacon; one sausage patty; two folded eggs; two slices of American cheese; and shredded cheese. 
  • Price:  $3.59
  • Estimated Macros: 485 calories, 2g net carbs, and 31g protein

Fully Loaded Croissan’wich, sans Croissant

  • What you’ll get: two slices of bacon; one sausage patty; one slice of ham; one folded egg; and a slice of cheese. 
  • Price: $3.49
  • Estimated Macros: 365 calories, 2g net carbs, and 33g protein

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich, sans Croissant

  • What you’ll get: two slices of bacon; one folded egg; and a slice of cheese. As a breakfast, this is not a filling option, unless you’ll get additional slices of bacon. 
  • Price: $3.39
  • Estimated Macros: 165 calories, 1g net carbs, and 11g protein

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissan’wich, sans Croissant

  • What you’ll get: a slice of ham; one folded egg; and a slice of cheese. Just the basics, and it might not feel like a complete breakfast meal for some. 
  • Price: $3.49
  • Estimated Macros: 160 calories, 2g net carbs, and 14g protein

Low-Carb Lunch and Dinner Options

Whether for lunch or dinner, these low-carb offerings will satisfy your taste buds and stomach, as well as your macros requirements. 

Bunless Double Whopper with Cheese

  • What you’ll get: 2 beef patties; two slices of American cheese; lettuce; tomato; pickles; onions; and mayo. Cut back more on the carbs by asking them not to put ketchup. 
  • Price: $5.49
  • Estimated Macros: 730 calories, 4g net carbs, and 44g protein

Bunless Cheeseburger

  • What you’ll get: a small beef patty; a slice of American cheese; pickles; mustard; ketchup. Simple but tasty, although a single order may not be a filling enough lunch or dinner meal. At only a dollar, you can get a second or even third order to fill you up. Skip the ketchup to cut the carbs by up to 4g per cheeseburger; or just use a single packet of ketchup. 
  • Price: $1.00
  • Estimated Macros (for a single cheeseburger with ketchup): 140 calories, 4g net carbs, and 10g protein

Bunless Bacon King Sandwich

  • What you’ll get: two quarter-pound beef patties; 5-6 bacon slices; two slices of American cheese; ketchup; and mayo. You can skip the ketchup and add mustard, instead. 
  • Price: $5.99
  • Estimated Macros (with mustard instead of ketchup): 900 calories, 3g net carbs, and 54g protein

Grilled Chicken Club Salad, sans Croutons

  • What you’ll get: Romaine, radicchio, and green leaf lettuce; half slices of tomatoes; chicken breast fillet; bacon bits; shredded cheese; and your choice of dressing. A satisfying classic.
  • Price: $5.49
  • Estimated Macros: 490 calories, 8g net carbs, and 35g protein

Bunless Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Additional Bacon and Cheese

  • What you’ll get: chicken breast fillet; chopped lettuce; sliced tomato; mayo; and extra bacon and cheese slice. The add-ons make this sandwich more filling. 
  • Price: $4.69
  • Estimated Macros (with add-ons): 270 calories, 1g net carbs, and 30g protein

Bunless Original Chicken Sandwich

  • What you’ll get: lightly breaded white meat chicken patty; shredded lettuce; and mayo. The chicken is fried, but the breading is light enough that it qualifies as low-carb. 
  • Price: $4.19
  • Estimated Macros: 460 calories, 9g net carbs, and 22g protein

Low-Carb Options for Condiments, Dips, and Dressings

  • Mayonnaise (1g net carb)
  • Ranch Dipping Sauce (1g net carb)
  • Buffalo Dipping Sauce (1g net carb)
  • Ketchup (3g net carbs)
  • Ken’s Avocado Ranch Dressing (4g net carbs)
  • Ken’s Citrus Caesar Dressing (4g net carbs)

What You Should Not Order

If you’re just beginning your low-carb diet, you should remember that you must avoid buns, tortillas, pancakes, fries, hash browns, and desserts that Burger King offers on their menu. Below is a list of specific items that you might think are low carb but are not and which you should also skip. 

  • Chicken Nuggets  – 2-3 carbs per nugget
  • Chicken Fries – 17 grams of carbs per serving size, which is also too small to be a full meal
  • Crispy Chicken Salads –  20+ carbs due to heavily breaded chicken
  • Bunless Crispy Chicken Sandwiches – 20+ carbs due to heavily breaded chicken
  • Steakhouse & Rodeo Burgers – 20+ carbs due to breaded onion rings and BBQ sauce
  • Mozzarella Sticks  – 24 carbs due to the breading
  • Onion Rings – 40+ carbs due to the heavy breading
  • Strawberry or Grape Jam packet – 7 carbs
  • Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – 8 carbs
  • Barbecue Dipping Sauce – 11 carbs
  • Breakfast Syrup – 30 carbs
  • Ken’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette – 10 carbs
  • Ken’s Lite Honey Balsamic – 14 carbs
  • KEN’S Honey Mustard Dressing – 15 carbs

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