It’s not always easy to craft a tasty home-cooked keto meal. Perhaps the stress of day-to-day life has conflicted with your astute meal-planning habits. Or maybe you’re on a long road trip where fast food is not only customary but, quite frankly, one of few options. Or maybe -- just maybe -- you are completely over the same chicken breast and broccoli lunch you’ve prepared five times this week and are craving the efficiency (and grease) that only a fast food meal can truly supply. Luckily, many adaptable fast food menus provide keto-friendly options that are quick, easy, and low-carb. Oh, and delicious.
For anyone unfamiliar, a ketogenic diet -- also known as the keto diet -- is a low-carb, high-fat diet that many rely on for weight loss and health purposes. By drastically reducing one’s carb intake, a keto diet shifts the body into what is known as a ketosis, a metabolic state where fat is burned for energy rather than typical carbohydrates. When done correctly, a keto diet can have surprising health benefits... all while upping your bacon intake. And what food group is more bacon-friendly than fast food? The two unexpectedly compatible in ways usually reserved for romantic comedies.
To get the most bang for your ketogenic buck at the drive thru, hit these nine joints. Hold the bread.