If you’re on a low carb diet, eating keto at Taco Bell is a yummy option! As of October, 13th 2020 there were 7258 locations across the USA. With a revamped menu for 2020 they have some of the best keto friendly options of any fast food chain.
From the mini skillet bowl at breakfast, to the Taco Bell Power Bowls plus our keto menu hacks, you’re gonna love the options here! Before we get started… you might want to download the menu below for complete macros.
Taco Bell Power Bowl Menu
The power bowl menu is the best keto option at Taco Bell. These are really easy to customize but consider ordering 2 of them because they are so damn good, they’ll be gone in 30 seconds!
Steak Power Bowl
Order a Power Menu Steak Bowl (“no beans, no rice”) with extra guacamole, ground beef, and creamy jalapeno sauce. Add some extra guacamole this to make it more filling. With the creamy jalapeno and shredded cheese this will quickly become a goto menu item.
Macros: 395 calories and 9 net carbs.
Chicken Power Bowl
Order the Chicken Power Bowl (“no beans, no rice”) with extra chicken and nacho cheese sauce. The nacho cheese is a nice touch to this choice. It’s not super filling to to compensate order some extra shredded cheese or some guacamole to compensate.
Macros: 6g net carbs.
Burrito Supreme (keto hack)
Hold your horses! You’ can’t just order a burrito. :- )You’ll have to make some adjustments. With the instructions below your burrito will be delivered in a little salad bowl. Catching on the theme here? Cue keto hacks at taco bell.
Burrito Steak Supreme (keto style)
Order a Burrito Supreme with Steak with no tortillas and no beans. It will come in a little salad bowl and with 5g net carbs you’re good to go my fellow low carb eater.
Macros: 5g net carbs.
Burrito Supreme with Chicken (keto style)
Order a Burrito Supreme with Chicken with no tortillas and no beans for a quick easy lunch option. It has fire roasted chicken and red sauce and only 4g net carbs. Boom, lunch is served!
Macros: 4g net carbs.
2 Taco Bell Dollar Menu Keto Options
Although it’s possible to order keto menu items for just $1, you’ll probably need to order 2-3 of them to make a meal. That being said, here are 3 great dollar menu items to keep change in your pockets and carbs out of your diet.
Chicken Quesadilla Melt (1g net carbs)
Order chicken quesadilla with no tortilla.
Beefy Frito Burrito (3g net carbs)
Order Beefy Frito Burrito, no tortilla, no rice and no Frito’s
Low Carb Breakfast at Taco Bell
Eggs, nacho cheese sauce, pico de gallo (swapped off the menu for tomatoes in 2020) are awesome keto breakfast ingredients. By removing the potatoes and adding some extras, you can build a filling low carb breakfast at the bell! PS If you happen to get coffee at Starbucks in the morning, read our Starbucks low carb menu.
Mini Skillet Bowl
Order the Breakfast Mini Skillet with no potatoes and had them add extra steak, bacon, and guacamole. This is delicious. It’s the best fast food breakfast item we’ve had to date!
Grande Scrambler Burrito
Order a Grande Scrambler Burrito as a breakfast bowl instead of a burrito. Swap out the potatoes for guacamole with your choice of either bacon, sausage or steak for a great keto breakfast. Like we said before, the bowls at Taco Bell are the way to go. It’s easy to add and subtract ingredients for a low carb friendly meal.
Macros: Only 7 net carbs.
Low carb items you can add to your order
For both the Power Menu Bowls and Mini Skillets, you’re going to want to add extras for more calories to make them more filling. Here’s a sample of the ingredients you can add:
- Add Fire Grilled Chicken
- Add Steak
- Add Seasoned Ground Beef
- Add Bacon
- Add Guacamole
- Add Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Add Sour Cream
- Add Jalapenos
- Add Extra Nacho Cheese Sauce
In terms of customizing your bowls and skillets for optimal calories & personal enjoyment, it would be advantageous to study my low carb Taco Bell menu before going.
Which sauces can you throw on top of your power menu items and not blow your diet? We will make it easy on you. These are the best low carb friendly options.
- Spicy Ranch – 1g carbs
- Creamy Jalapeno – 1g carbs
- Avocado Ranch – 1g carbs
- Creamy Chipotle Sauce – 0g carbs
These are all really carb friendly. Your choice depends on how much you want your mouth to burn LOL
- Hot – 1g carbs
- Mild – 1g carbs
- Fire – 1g carbs
- Salsa – 1g carbs
Isn’t cheese one of the best things about mexican food? I think so. Here is the carb breakdown of Taco Bell’s cheeses.
- Cheddar – 1g carbs
- Three Cheese – 1g carbs
Avoid these high carb menu items
Avoid all of these as they are all too high in carbs 🙁
- Potato bites
- Taco shells
- Chalupa shells
- Tortilla bowls
- Tortilla chips
- Sweet Chili Sauce
The good thing is that they don’t really have any tricky items on their menu that seem low carb, but aren’t.
Taco Bell Menu Updates for 2020
Kicking off in November of 2020 here are the changes you can expect on the taco bell menu. None are particularly impactful to people on a ketogenic diet or atkins style diet.
Things to say goodbye to in 2020:
- Mexican Pizza
- Pico de Gallo (swapped out for tomatoes instead)
- Shredded Chicken
- Quesarito (although you can still custom order this)
- 7 Layer-Burrito (still can be custom ordered)
New things to keep in eye out for in late 2020, early 2021:
- Chicken Chipotle Melt (nationwide)
- Dragon Fruit Freeze (nationwide)
- Green Sauce (regional)
- Quesalupa (launching in Knoxville TN)
How Many Carbs in a Taco Bell Taco?
The short answer? Too many. Way too many! If you’re trying to stay under 50g of carbs per day on your keto diet, the Taco Bell Taco is not gonna be on your menu. The regular taco has 15g of carbs and it just keeps getting worse topping out with the Beef Crunch Wrap Supreme at 67g net carbs.
- Crunchy Taco – 13g net carbs
- Beef Crunch Wrap Supreme – 67g net carbs
Do yourself a favor and order something else from our keto taco bell menu 🙂
Every Taco Bell Menu Item Reviewed
Want to see a review of 10 keto friendly menu items? This is a helpful 13 minute video from the diet chef on youtube. Listen to it in the background and get some keto taco bell knowledge. Combine that with my personal low carb menu below and you’ll be an expert in less than 15 minutes!
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