Can You Have Keto Foods At McDonalds?

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McDonalds Keto Food Guide


Despite its guilt-inducing nature, McDonald's is a treat that most of us are unable to resist every now and then. Whether you’re in a hurry or you’re just craving a juicy treat, there are ways for you to indulge as it’s very much possible to do keto at Mcdonald’s.

Is Mcdonld’s keto?

Technically, no. Though McDonald's may not be everyone's go-to when it comes to low-carb fast food, it can be useful when you're on the road and you want to stick to your keto diet. After all, its increasing popularity has made it an easy choice for many of us! Sugar, sodium, and fatty acids are abundant at the popular fast food, yet you can still find low carb options at Mcdonald’s.

McDonald's keto options

Despite being a fast-food chain, Mcdonalds keto menu is something you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mcdonald’s keto breakfast

McDonald's breakfast items are foods that you can have all day. If you're not in the mood for a burger, try these foods instead.

Sausage Biscuit (without biscuit) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Carbs 1g
Protein 7g
Calories 200
Fat 19g


Sausage McMuffin (without English muffin) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Protein 9g
Carbs 2g
Calories 260
Fat 24g


Sausage Biscuit with Egg (without biscuit) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Carbs 2g
Protein 12g
Calories 270
Fat 23g


Sausage McMuffin with Egg (without English muffin) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Protein 16g
Carbs 3g
Fat 29g
Calories 340


Egg McMuffin (without English muffin) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Carbs 3g
Calories 160
Fat 11g
Protein 12g


Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddle (without griddle cakes) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Protein 14g
Carbs 4g
Calories 180
Fat


Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddle (without griddle cakes) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrient Amount
Protein 15g
Carbs 4g
Calories 310
Fat 26g



Options for a keto lunch or dinner

Later in the day, you'll find a few other choices, too, which don't just revolve around bunless cheeseburgers. Make sure you skip the ketchup as well!


Hamburger (without bun and ketchup) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 1g
Protein 7g
Calories 90
Fat 6g


Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich (without bun) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 2g
Protein 29g
Calories 160
Fat 4g


Cheeseburger (without bun and ketchup) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 3g
Protein 10g
Calories 140
Fat 10g


Double Cheeseburger (without bun and ketchup) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 4g
Protein 20g
Calories 280
Fat 20g


Quarter Pounder with Cheese (without bun and ketchup) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 4g
Protein 25g
Calories 340
Fat 25g


Big Mac (without bun) Nutrition Facts:

Nutrients Amount
Carbs 7g
Protein 18g
Calories 330
Fat 25g


What foods to avoid at McDonalds on Keto


Drinks and desserts

As a first step, keep your soft drinks away since these are incredibly high in sugar and unwanted carbs and calories. If you have to grab something other than water, stick to diet sodas that have no net carbs.

A second no-go is McDonald's ice creams and milkshakes - they are also high in sugar content, and sugar-free coffee. Despite their sugar-free status, they don't contain zero carbohydrates.

To avoid the added carbs, order black coffee and add your favorite sweeteners like Swerve, Stevia, or Monk Fruit.

Sauces & Dressings

You should also avoid ketchup and fries. It is almost impossible not to get ketchup on a sandwich, so make sure you ask for no ketchup! As an alternative to ketchup, you might consider mustard or mayo, both of which have no net carbs!

The salad dressing options include unnecessary carbohydrates and calories, just like ketchup. Why not make your own dipping sauce using the available options instead? Neither the buffalo dipping sauce nor the creamy ranch dipping sauce has more than 1 net carb per serving.

The two ingredients can be mixed together to make a delicious low carb spicy ranch dressing for spicing up your burgers and salads!

Breads & breaded items

If you're looking for keto Mcdonalds options, you’re gonna have to get rid of the bread. I’m talking about anything breaded, such as nuggets, buns, muffins, wraps, biscuits and bagels. If you’re having a burger, go for a bunless burger.

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All of our recipes or keto meal ideas are delicious, once you have tried them you’ll want to make them again and again. By mixing or swapping carb-heavy ingredients with a keto alternative, you can enjoy some of your favorite cuisines without feeling like you’re missing out.

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