The keto diet is on the rise. These top 5 healthiest fast food restaurants are very well-known for providing keto meals. Can’t find what you are looking for? Would you like to give it a try? I surely would like to. If yes, then you would be please to visit these restaurants. How interesting would that be to have your favorite keto meal
What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto Diet also known as “ketogenic” is a term used for a low carb diet such ad the Atkins Diet. The idea of that diet is for you to get more protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back mostly on carbs like sugar, soda, white bread and pastries.
Honestly, I didn’t have a clue what it was at first. I have never of that name in my life. While I was conducting research, I concluded that a lot of persons are going after this particular diet. I also realized that I was one of them that was consuming that meal too at these fast food restaurants such as Subway.
Origin Of Keto Diet
Would you believe that the keto diet was initially developed as a treatment for epilepsy in the 1920s and 30s. That is how long this type of diet was around for. It was an up and down battle for maintaining this type of diet for years. Today, it has been one of the most sought after diets in almost every food related establishment you can think of.
1. Olive Garden
Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant located in Miami, Florida. The good thing about this restaurant is that you can join their waiting list which allows you to skip the walk-in queue when you arrive at the restaurant.
There is no estimated wait time to collect your meal. To join the wait list, you just fill out the details on the form online. For persons who are having 7 guests or more, you will have to make a call.
Their opening hours are from Monday to Sunday from 11a.m to 10p.m.
The best type of keto meals to have here is the Chicken Piccata or Herb-Grilled Salmon with Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini. Chicken Piccata (lunch portion) has 350 calories, 21g of total fat (9g saturated fat), 1,230mg of sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugar and 33g protein.
The Herb-Grilled Salmon has 460 calories, 28g total fat (8g saturated fat), 570mg of sodium, 8g carbs, 4g fiber, 3g sugar and 43g of protein. The Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini contains 90 calories, 7g of total fat (2g saturated fat), 190mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugar and 4g of protein.
2. The Cheesecake Factory
This is an interesting one indeed! Located in Beverley Hills, California, this restaurant has a long history of with making cheesecakes by the original owners who started their business in Detroit, Michigan in the 1940s.
Today, they have more than 200 restaurants around the world and the largest menu to date.
The Special Keto Meals
It is said that the Skinnylicious Grilled Salmon is the perfect keto-friendly choice there at The Cheesecake Factory. This type of meal contains 90 calories, 8g saturated fat, 634mg sodium and 16g of carbs.
Chipotle is a Mexican fast food chain that has their restaurants all over the U.S.
In their catering section guests can create their dream bowls, tacos, or salads with the Build-Your-Own option.
You can choose the level of customization that’s right for your group whether it is single, double or triple. Then, you select what you’d like on the menu and tell them how many people you’re feeding, ranging from 10 to 200.
With the Build-Your-Own options, everyone can make the meal that fits their lifestyle, from Whole30® to keto, vegan and more.
For maximum protein options, it is highly recommended that you choose the Triple meal.
For all online or mobile orders, they are usually delivered as soon as possible.
However, if you place a catering order, you’ll be able to choose when you’d like to receive your large orders.
You can check out more about their catering options on the official website.
According to various sources, the Keto Salad Bowl option at Chipotle is basically a keto dieter’s dream. It’s got a lettuce base with carnitas, tomatillo and red chili salsa, Monterey jack cheese and guacamole also known as the perfect meal if you’re on the keto diet.
These are the nutritional facts about the Keto Salad Bowl:
- It has 590 calories and 42 g total fat (15.5g saturated fat).
- Contains 1515 mg sodium.
- Has 15 carbs, 8 grams of fiber, 2g sugar and 32 grams protein.
4. Bahama Breeze Island Grille
As you will know, Caribbean foods are usually very distinctive in their flavors and what better place to have it than at Bahama Breeze!
Bahama Breeze Island Grille is a Caribbean food chain which has 16 locations in the U. S include Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, New York, Washington and many more.
There are many options to choose from including ordering online, happy hour, private dining, gift cards and more.
For your reservations, you can select one of those available times to set your reservation up to 9:30p.m or adjust your preferred time for alternate availability, up to 9 guests the maximum.
This is the type of meal that you can try called the Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad or the BBQ Bacon and Cheese Burger without the bun.
Facts About The Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
- Contains 670 calories and 42 grams total fat (14g saturated fat).
- Has 1,130mg sodium and14g carbs.
- It has 8grams of fiber, 5g sugar as well as 61grams of protein.
The BBQ Bacon and Cheese Burger (with bun):
- Contains 1,160 calories and 69grams of total fat (27g saturated fat),
- Has 2210mg of sodium, 70g carbs as well as 6 grams of fiber,
- Also includes 24 grams of sugar and 62 grams of protein.
5. Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday is an international fast food chain with over 10 locations across the world including Canada, U.S Chile, Trinidad, Hong Kong, Panama and more
Their options are too many count but here is some of the healthy sections including the garden bar which you can create your own salad with over 50 ingredients. Can you imagine that?
Then there is the delivery service (Oklahoma), online ordering, the bar, catering and more.
Any meal that includes a cream sauce is considered as prime keto eating and there are more than a few options at the keto fast food spot, such as the New Orleans Seafood and the Asiago Bacon Chicken.
Nutritional Facts – New Orleans Seafood
- Includes 347 calories and 14g of total fat (5g saturated fat).
- Contains 1760mg sodium, 4 grams of carbs.
- Has neither fiber nor sugar.
- Includes 44 grams of protein.
Asiago Bacon Chicken:
- Contains 479 calories and 27g of total fat (7g saturated fat),
- Includes 2387mg sodium and 9g carbs,
- Also includes 4g fiber, 2g sugar and 42g protein.
To be truthful, these are the healthiest fast food restaurants I have ever heard of.
The best part of this is that it is not your typical fast food restaurant where you consume all fries and burger. At least you will get a chance to eat a good keto meal.
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