🧀 Taco Bell® Keto Menu 🥑

High fat. Low carb. The road to ketosis starts here. Your favorite Tex-Mex fast food restaurant now offers keto-friendly menu items.

It is not easy to find keto-friendly fast food. If you’re into keto, most fast food places don’t have much you can eat.

There’s got to be a better way to eat fast food!

Taco Bell’s Keto menu is here to help. It’s full of delicious options for people who are on the keto diet. We’ve sifted through their vast menu to give you the full keto scoop.

Here’s a Handy and Informative Guide for your KETOing pleasure. For the regular full menu click here.

How to eat Keto at Taco Bell®

As you can see from the carb counts below, many of the standard Taco Bell food choices exceed the 20-50 carbs/day maximum in a single item. However, it’s easy to modify many of the choices to fit Keto:

  • Tip 1: Skip the taco shell, the flour tortilla, and the Chalupa flatbread to save 9g, 33g, and 25g of carbs, respectively (get a Power Menu Bowl instead).
  • Tip 2: Add extra cheese and sour cream, which adds fat and protein, but few carbohydrates.
  • Tip 3: Add lettuce, onions, and jalapenos tomatoes, which add texture, volume, flavor, fiber and other nutrients without significant carbs.
  • Tip 4: Replace beef with chicken or steak to save 2 g/carbs.
  • Tip 5: Add signature sauces (avocado, chipotle, jalapeno, spicy ranch) to add fat and zero carbs.
  • Tip 6: Pass on the beans, rice, and potatoes to minimize carbs.

Bottom Line: Just get a Power Menu Bowl and add whatever Keto-friendly ingredients you like.

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Taco Bell® Keto-friendly Ingredients:

  • Protein: Beef, Chicken, Steak
  • Cheese: Cheddar Cheese, Three Cheese Blend
  • Toppings: Guacamole, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Onions
  • Signature Sauce: Avocado Ranch, Creamy Chipotle, Creamy Jalapeno, Spicy Ranch
  • Salsa: Nacho Cheese Sauce, Red Chili Sauce, Breakfast Salsa
  • Hot Sauce Packets: All

Taco Bell® Keto-UNfriendly Ingredients:

  • Wraps: Quesadilla Flour Tortilla (47g), Chalupa Flatbread (25g), Gordita Flatbread (25g), Soft Taco Flour Tortilla (14), Taco Shells (9g), Tostada Shell (9g), Doritos® Locos Taco Nacho Cheese Shell (9g)
  • Beans: Refried Beans (9g), Black Beans (8g)
  • Rice: Seasoned Rice (9g)
  • Potatoes: Potato Bites (25g)
  • Chips: Nachos BellGrande® (52g), Nacho Chips (19g)
  • Drinks: Blue Raspberry Freeze™ (16 oz) (30g), (20 oz) (38g), Mtn Dew® Baja Blast & Wild Strawberry Freeze™ (16 oz) (41g), (20 oz) (51g)
  • Sweets: Cinnabon® Delights™ 12-pack (104g), Cinnabon® Delights™ 2-pack (17g), Cinnamon Twists (27g)
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What is the Keto diet?

Low carb fatty food, protein, and non starchy vegetables are prioritized. Carb-rich foods like bread, rice, and potatoes are usually eliminated or reduced because they’ll easily tip you over the target limit of 20-50 grams of carbs per day. The goal is to induce ketosis – forcing your body to burn fat instead of carbs for fuel, which often has dramatic weight loss effects.

What people get wrong:

Eating unhealthy oils – fat can be good for you (think nuts, seeds, avocados, butter), but refined oils are not.

Eating too much protein – the Atkins diet is high protein, high fat, low carb. Keto is high fat, moderate protein, low carb. You can’t induce ketosis on an Atkins diet.

Not eating enough non-starchy veggies. Low carb does not mean NO carb or no veggies.