If you follow my blog at all you know that I am all about eating low carb with as little effort as possible. That being said over the last few years I have discovered that there are plenty of great options available for you to get at your local fast food joint. These have all been staples for me when I lost all my weight and still are today. One thing to keep in mind, none of these are perfect. When you eat fast food and meals prepared by others it's always a little tricky to stay balanced, but these are some of the better options out there for the Low Carb-er on the go.

1. Subway Salads - You pick the toppings, dressing, and meats. Just hope that the veggies are fresh. :)

2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries Lettuce Wrapped Burgers - Always fresh to order and get two patties for the most delicious of burgers.

3. McDonalds Value Menu - You can't beat the price of a dollar. Ask for the burgers lettuce wrapped and get yourself a ranch salad. 

4. Carls Jr. Low Carb Burgers - They will wrap any burger in lettuce and not look at you weird for asking. Its wonderful. Lots of lettuce in the wrapping too!

5. Jack In The Box Grilled Chicken Strips - It's chicken that's grilled yo! What's not to like?

6. Rubio's Chipotle Ranch Chicken Salad - Fresh and yummy. I love their salsa. 

7. Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken - Its only 11 carbs so when you need your Asian fix do it. 

8. Togo's Italian Salad- I love this one because it so hearty and full of lot of meat. Its salty, but get the dressing on the side if that helps.

9. Wings from anywhere - I love wings!!! Yes they are messy, but they are also amazing.
10. Chipotle Salads!!!! - Chipotle is my saving grace. I ate there at least once a week in my early days. The food is always fresh and they meat and salsa pack so much flavor. Flavor is the key to leaving a meal satisfied. This place will be your best friend if you make the right choices.



01/06/2013 00:04

mc d's will lettuce wrap a burger?

Mary Carlson
01/26/2013 08:16

I do it all the time when I'm traveling and in a hurry. I order the double cheeseburger or the macdouble (it's a dollar) and ask for no bun. They even have a button on their computer that brings up "no reg bun." They serve them in a salad bowl and give you a fork and knife. Actually I usually get two and combine into one bowl -- it's like eating a hamburger salad! Save more carbs by also asking for no ketchup (but I like ketchup and there really isn't much there).

07/17/2013 04:36

Mc D will do anything you want, and they won't even bat an eyelash. They even have a button for "two full strips of bacon" for 1.19. Sometimes I get just the bacon or a double order of bacon, and sometimes I add it to a lettuce wrap.

Poor Mans Atkins
01/07/2013 00:02

They aren't very good at it, but they'll do it.

01/20/2013 18:39

I had no clue they would even consider it , I normally just rip the bun off lol

01/25/2013 10:25

Your #3 McDonald's link points to the Five Guys review.

Popr mans atkins
01/26/2013 11:53

I like ketchup too. :)

01/26/2013 13:07

I love ketchup , but it always makes ms crave sugar :(

01/31/2014 11:25

ketchup has sugar in it.

Poor Mans Atkins
02/03/2014 11:21

Thats Why I suggest Heinz low Sugar Ketchup. I cant even taste the difference.

05/02/2013 06:08

I like all the options. Although I prefer foods with few calories.

05/15/2013 09:00

Zaxby's traditional wings with no sauce are my go to. They do not have breading on them. One pack of the ranch dip is 2 carbs.

05/15/2013 09:01

Low carb blog www.biscuitsandexcuses.blogspot.com

06/20/2013 01:47

Unfortunately, my local Five Guys refuse to make me a lettuce wrapped burger.

04/10/2014 09:46

Odd, my local 5G's has the option on the menu board to lettuce wrap.

Poor Mans Atkins
06/20/2013 06:34

This has happened to me before too. Just order it with "no bun" and extra lettuce. They will at least put it in a bowl.

06/26/2013 10:49

Thanks for the post! My local Five Guys even allows lettuce wrapped burgers as an online ordering option.

09/24/2013 05:08

I take my low carb tortilla with and wrap my burger or grilled chicken in that. Dont have to miss a thing! : )

12/23/2013 10:47

Wendy's will also give you a burger w/out the bun. Comes in a plastic bowl with knife and fork.

Dee A
07/05/2014 23:05

Im gonna try this diet. .I work at Subway ( fresh Veggies) so it should be easy during the day for me..
Wendy's double cheese plain no bun is awesome. .try it you'll love it!


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