Keto Friendly McDonald’s Guide: Easy Low Carb Eating On the Go

With McDonald’s being one of the most popular and convenient fast food chains in the entire country, it can often times accommodate us low carb eaters when we are in a hurry. With their rather large menu there is always something to satisfy those McDonalds cravings every once and a while. No matter the time of day, there are always low carb options. This guide is there to help you through your next choice at McDonald’s, there will be a breakdown of low carb options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the net carbs for each menu item, as well as simple tips, tricks, and things to avoid the next time you make a stop at McDonald’s.

Things to Remember:

  • All sandwiches should be ordered bun-less, this goes for the biscuits and muffins too.
  • Stay away from any breaded items like the crispy chicken sandwich and chicken nuggets.
  • Order any salads without any croutons, and stay away from most dressings besides ranch & caesar.
  • Always opt for no ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard have significantly less carbs.
  • Avoid sauces like honey mustard, sweet ‘n sour, and the tangy barbeque sauce.

Breakfast Options

  • The Big Breakfast (no hash browns or biscuit, add bacon and cheese): 4g net carbs
  • Sausage Burrito (no tortilla): 4g net carbs
  • Egg McMuffin (no English muffin): 3g of net carbs
  • Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin or McGriddle (no English muffin or griddle cake): 4g net carbs
  • Triple Breakfast Stack McGriddle (no griddle cake): 7g net carbs
  • Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit (no biscuit): 4g net carbs

A-La-Carte Options

  • Sausage Patty: 1g net carbs
  • Steak Patty: 0g net carbs
  • Bacon:1g net carbs
  • Canadian Bacon: 1g net carbs
  • Cheese Slice: 1g net carbs
  • Eggs: 1g net carbs

Lunch & Dinner Options:

  • Big Mac (no bun, no ketchup or Big Mac sauce): 5g net carbs
    • Tip: The Big Mac sauce only adds 1 more carb, so if your macros for the day allow it, go for it!
  • Quarter Pounder with Cheese (no bun, no ketchup): 3g net carbs
  • Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad (no croutons): 8g net carbs
  • Double Cheeseburger (no bun, no ketchup): 3g net carbs
  • Mushroom & Swiss Grilled Chicken (no sauce, bun, or onion strings): 2g net carbs
  • Bacon McDouble (no bun, no ketchup): 4g net carbs
  • Side salad: 2g net carbs

Keto Friendly Sauces:

  • Side salad: 2g net carbs
  • Creamy Ranch Sauce: 1.5g net carbs
  • Signature Sauce: 3g net carbs

Drink Options:

  • Unsweetened tea as well as black iced or hot coffee would be your best option.
    • Tip: Always have keto approved sweeteners like stevia handy to sweeten up those drinks.
  • If you allow soda in your diet, they offer Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Diet Dr. Pepper depending on the location.



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