Low Carb at Taco Bell

Picture of a Taco Bell Power Bowl with lettuce, cheese, steak and guacamole.

Looking for low carb at Taco Bell recommendations? You’ve come to the right place. One month into quarantine and who knows how long we have left to go. While cooking low carb recipes at home is ideal, it’s not always possible. Sometimes a girl just needs a break from the kitchen.

Our go-to fast food joint is Taco Bell. Even though the classic and inexpensive bean burrito is no longer an options, Taco Bell has tons of Keto and Low Carb friendly options on the menu after making substitutions. You just have to know what to order as many items you wouldn’t think have sugar or carbs, do. For example, the sausage Taco Bell uses is made with corn syrup and dextrose. Hard pass.

The best guideline is to know what high fat add-ons are keto friendly and which ones aren’t. Our favorite is the Keto Taco Bell Power Bowl. Keep reading to see what’s in this low carb dish!

Here’s the link to Taco Bell Nutrition Info. 

High Fat + Low Carbs = Good Options

  • Fire Grilled Chicken and Steak
  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Cheese (Nacho, Shredded)
  • Bacon
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole 

High Carbs = Bad Options

  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Soft Tortillas
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Fritos
  • Nachos
  • Desserts
  • Select Hot Sauces*

Taco Bell Low Carb Sauces *

Not all Taco Bell Sauces are keto-friendly. Here’s the list of approved sauces:

-0g Carb-

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

-1g Carb-
Creamy Jalapeno
Guacamole
Nacho Cheese Sauce
Avocado Ranch
Spicy Ranch

-2g Carb-
Red Sauce

Low Carb at Taco Bell

Here are some of our favorite low carb at Taco Bell Items to order, with out preferred adjustments:

1. Naked Egg Taco Bundle
Mandatory Adjustments: No potatoes
Optional Additions: steak or guacamole

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments):
We were unable to find nutritional information on the Taco Bell website for this menu item.

2. Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito With Bacon
Mandatory Adjustments: No soft tortilla
Optional Additions: have them serve it in a bowl or in the egg wrap used for the Naked Egg Taco Bundle.

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): bacon, eggs, nacho cheese sauce.
Calories: 150, Fat: 12g, Protein: 8g, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbs: <3g

3. Grande Scrambler
Mandatory Adjustments: No potatoes or soft tortilla
Optional Additions: have them serve it in a bowl. 

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): Eggs, bacon, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo.
Calories:  260, Fat: 20g, Protein: 13g, Carbs: 7g, Fiber: <1g, Net Carbs: 5g

4. Mini Skillet Bowl
Mandatory Adjustments: No potatoes
Optional Additions: steak and/or extra eggs for protein

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): Eggs, steak, cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, creamy chipotle sauce.
Calories: 490, Fat: 46g, Protein: 14g, Carbs: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbs: 5g

5. Power Menu Bowl
Mandatory Adjustments: No rice or beans
Optional Additions: double meat, bacon, extra lettuce, guacamole and sour cream.

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): Lettuce, chicken, cheese, bacon, sour cream, guacamole, bacon and Avocado Ranch Sauce.
Calories: 330, Fat: 24g, Protein: 21g, Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbs: 6g.

6. Beefy 5-Layer Burrito
Mandatory Adjustments: No soft tortilla or beans (serve in bowl)
Optional Additions: Bulk it up with extra meat, cheese and lettuce.

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): beef, shredded cheese, nacho cheese and sour cream.
Calories: 150, Fat: 10g, Protein: 7g, Carbs: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbs: 5g

7. Fiesta Taco Salad with Fire Grilled Chicken
Mandatory Adjustments: No hard shell, rice, beans and Red Stripes (tortilla strips). Serve in a bowl.
Optional Additions:
guacamole

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): Lettuce, chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa.
Calories: 190, Fat: 9g, Protein: 21g, Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Net Carbs: 5g.

8. Fiesta Taco Salad with Beef
Mandatory Adjustments: No hard shell, rice, beans and Red Stripes (tortilla strips). Serve in a bowl.
Optional Additions: guacamole

Nutritional Info. (with Mandatory Adjustments): Beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sour cream, pico de Gallo and tomatoes.
Calories: 240, Fat: 15g, Protein: 15g, Carbs: 12g, Fiber: 5g, Net Carbs: 9g.

Comment below with your favorite Low Carb at Taco Bell menu item!

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