When you hear the name Taco Bell, you probably think about tacos, burritos, or maybe even nachos– but keto is definitely not high up on that list. While it is possible to enjoy their menu on a ketogenic diet, a recent announcement by Taco Bell may mean it will be even easier to stay keto and enjoy the spicy Mexican flavors you know and love.
New Snack Line
The fast-food chain announced earlier this week that they will be launching a line of baked Cheddar Crisps that promise to have all of the flavors of Taco Bell packed into a low-carb cheddar bite. These Cheddar Crisps will come in three flavors: Mild, Fire, and Nacho and will be available in two different sizes. According to their press release, the new Taco Bell Cheddar Crisps will be available at 7/11, Kroger, and Amazon.
Other items in Taco Bell’s retail line includes a variety of cheeses, sauces, taco shells, and seasonings.
Keto at Taco Bell Restaurants
It hasn’t been announced whether or not the fast-food chain will have these Cheddar Crisps available on their menu but, until then, there are still a few ways you can stay keto at Taco Bell. Obviously, you’ll want to avoid tortillas, chips, rice, and beans and stick to meats, shredded cheese, sour cream, and lettuce. One of the best keto-friendly options at Taco Bell is their Power Bowl. Order it with chicken or steak, full-fat sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, and lettuce, with no rice or beans. Ask for the pico de gallo, and avocado ranch on the side so that you can control exactly how much is going in there. Other great options can be found on their breakfast menu. Most of the breakfast items include eggs and meat, so simply remove the potatoes and tortilla. In fact, the Naked Egg Taco is made with egg instead of a tortilla. It is packed with potatoes, however, so just make sure to remove those!
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Chelsea Malone works as a researcher in the field of health and performance supplementation. She contributes science-based articles and information to Ketogenic.com. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Her specialties are in biochemistry, immunology, and pathophysiology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and reading.