Now that you know what you need to ask for at Taco Bell's drive through, it's time to place your order. Here's how those orders look like in practice:
1. Power Steak Bowl
Ask for a no rice and no beans steak bowl. Make sure to make everything extra – the steak, the cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and ranch sauce. That way you'll get a satisfying meal with around 400-500 calories. Other items you can add to this bowl include tomatoes, jalapenos, cheese blend, and shredded chicken.
This power bowl will make for a skimpy order if you don't go for the extras since the beans and rice usually give it bulk and calories. And while adding extra protein to this order will raise its price tag, it's really not too much – around $2-3 more depending on what you're adding.
2. Power Chicken Bowl
If you're not a fan of red meat, then order a chicken bowl instead. The same rules apply here: no rice, no beans, and lots of extras. We think chicken pairs best with cheese, sour cream, and jalapeno sauce. These extras will boost the fat content of this order which is important given that chicken breasts usually have less fat than beef.
The best thing about this bowl is that the chicken is incredibly tender. Adding extra cheese and the cheese mix as well makes for a really satisfying and keto-friendly dish. At around 400 calories, this bowl should also be enough to satisfy you until dinner time.
3. Mini Skillet
Taco Bell offers a breakfast item called a mini skillet bowl. It's essentially a breakfast bowl with eggs, potatoes, nacho cheese sauce, and pico de gallo. Definitely ask to have the potatoes removed and add guacamole and reduced-fat sour cream to add more nutrition. Other add ons include a three-cheese blend, bacon, sausage crumbles, steak, sauces, and fresco.
Without the potatoes and with extra eggs, this disk comes at around 250 calories. That's not bad for a breakfast bowl. It'll cost you around $4, which is just a couple of cents more than the original order. It's definitely worth it given how nutritious, keto-friendly, and creams this dish is. We suggest having a warm cup of coffee with some MCT oil to go with this delightful breakfast.
4. Low-Carb Drinks
Lastly, you can order a low-carb drink to go with your keto Taco Bell order. Great offerings include premium hot coffee, iced regular coffee (no added sugar), unsweetened iced tea, diet Pepsi, or a simple cup of water.
Taco bell also offers fountain drinks in different cup sizes and some of which contain 0 calories. That also means they're free of carbs. However, we suggest sticking to natural drinks whenever possible. Many juices and sodas contain artificial ingredients that, although may not kick you out of ketosis, can harm your health .