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How to Eat Keto at Chick-fil-A Without Breaking Your Diet

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Keto Chick-fil-A meals might sound too good to be true if you’re on the diet. After all, the keto eating plan is famous for being high-fat and low-carb, which certainly doesn’t sound compatible with a place famous for a fried chicken sandwich. But according to the fast-food company, eating keto at Chick-fil-A is not only possible, it’s also pretty darn easy. A recent press release from Chick-fil-A outlines the keto options at the restaurant for any busy dieter who’s on the go. Remember: Always talk to your doctor before trying any new eating plan, especially a restrictive one like keto.

Keto Chick-fil-A Menu Options

If you’re not a morning person, you’ll be relieved to know that eating keto at Chick-fil-A during breakfast doesn’t require much effort on your part at all. Basically, all you have to do is remove the biscuit or English muffin from any one of the breakfast sandwiches. In the mood for bacon (a keto staple)? Just order bacon, egg, and cheese, sans the biscuit — and it’ll set you back just 1g net carb. Or, if you want something lighter to start your day, you can opt for the egg white grill without the English muffin. Again, that’ll cost you just 1g net carb. Let’s say you’re not a fan of removing bread from anything that was once a sandwich (we hear you). You can also order the hash brown scramble bowl without hash browns, and fill up that bowl with grilled chicken (1g net carb) or sausage (0g net carb) for a hearty yet still keto-friendly start to your morning.

Admittedly, keto Chick-fil-A meals for lunch or dinner take a bit more conscious planning ahead on your part — as well as resisting the urge to purchase a carbier meal instead. But here are the two most important things to remember: Go for the grilled chicken instead of the fried chicken, and be sure to remove any bun from a dish if it’s usually included. One simple option is to order the grilled chicken nuggets (eight count), which include just 2g net carbs altogether. You might also opt for a grilled chicken sandwich without the bun, costing you just 3g net carbs. While the keto-friendly cobb salad with chicken might also be fun choice, just keep in mind that it’ll set you back 10g net carbs — so you’ll have to adjust the rest of your day’s meals accordingly.

Speaking of salads, here’s some pleasantly surprising news: You don’t have to settle for dry lettuce if you choose a more veggie-centric meal. There are actually quite a few keto Chick-fil-A sauce and dressing options at your disposal. From the garlic and herb ranch sauce (1g net carb) to the creamy salsa dressing (2g net carb) to the avocado lime ranch dressing (2g net carb), you can satisfy just about any craving you have to complement your keto Chick-fil-A meal.

With your health practitioner’s OK, you’ll probably come up with a specific keto meal plan to prepare recipes at home on a regular basis while you’re on the diet. You might even indulge in some luscious keto fat bombs occasionally when you need a boost. But hey — lots of folks also want to enjoy a tasty fast-food meal every now and then, too! It’s a breath of fresh air to know that you don’t have to restart your whole diet in order to do so.

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