Low Carb Burger King Options for Keto Dieters
Low carbs for a low price, that’s what you get at fast food joints. Sticking with your keto diet at a burger joint is totally doable. Just skip the bun and you’ll be fine.
Burger King’s online nutrition calculator is customizable so you can use it to help keep track of your macros. Planning ahead can make all the difference when your options are limited.
Keto-Friendly Breakfast at Burger King
Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, pretty much everything except the hash browns (and the bread) are going to be acceptable.
Double Bacon Breakfast King, no bread (3 net carbs) Skip the cheese and you’re down to just 1 carb. If you go with sausage or ham instead, you’ll add a carb or 2. (21g fat, 19g protein)
Fully Loaded Croissan’wich, no bun (3 net carbs) Can’t decide if you want ham, bacon or sausage? You don’t have to. (28g fat, 23g protein)
Egg & Cheese Croissan’wich, no bun (1 net carb) A good one to tide you over until you can get to better options. (12g fat, 8g protein)
Burgers at Burger King for Low Carb Dieters
Ditch the bun and the ketchup and you’re golden. Any of the burgers will be acceptable, except for ones with fried onion rings and other carb-y additions.
Quarter Pound King™ (2 net carbs) Forego the bun, ketchup and onions. (25g fat, 24g protein)
Bacon King Jr. (1 net carb) No bun, no ketchup. If you give the cheese a miss, you’ll bring it down to 0 carbs. (37g fat, 25g protein)
Double Whopper (2 net carbs) Ask to hold the onions, ketchup and bun. (53g fat, 40g protein)
Low Carb Chicken Options at Burger King
For the most part, Burger King’s chicken is breaded. However, they do have one sandwich that is grilled if you’re not in the mood for beef.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich, no bun (1 net carb, 16g fat, 30g protein
Chicken Jr., no bun (10.5 net carbs) This one is breaded, but small enough to be passable for keto. (28g fat, 8g protein)
In case you’re wondering, the Bacon & Cheese Crispy Chicken Sandwich is 18 net carbs. Not a deal breaker, but you can probably ask for bacon and cheese on the grilled chicken sandwich. The Big Fish without the bun is 17 net carbs.
Salads at Burger King for the Ketogenic Diet
Fast food salads can be tricky. They often sneak in fruit, and the dressing can be high in sugar. But at Burger King, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Just make sure to order grilled chicken. These carb counts do not include croutons or dressing.
Garden Side Salad, no croutons (2 net carbs, 4g fat, 4g protein)
Chicken Garden Salad with grilled chicken (10 net carbs) A respectable low-carb meal. (33g fat, 40g protein)
Chicken Club Salad with grilled chicken (11 net carbs) Another decent keto pick. (41g fat, 46g protein)
There are 2 good salad dressing choices at Burger King. Make sure they don’t stick you with ‘lite.’
• Ranch (2 net carbs, 28g fat, 1g protein)
• Creamy Caesar (4 net carbs, 21g fat, 3g protein)
Keto-Compatible Drinks at Burger King
Water, Diet Coke (if you must) or coffee.
It’s surprisingly easy to stick to your keto diet at a burger joint so long as you lose the bun. Just keep in mind, fast food shouldn’t make up a significant portion of any healthy diet.