Low-Carb Guide for Ordering Keto at Jack in the Box
Jack has your back! Fast food joints aren’t always harbingering greasy junk food that’s responsible for most beer guts. If you watch your portions and research the nutritional values of foods available at Jack in the Box, there are ketogenic options waiting awaiting your discovery. The chain is well-known for offering a diverse selection of foods besides burgers and fries. Here’s your low-carb guide for uncovering keto finds at the fast food restaurant.
Mmmm….burgers! Unfortunately, there’s not much variety to choose. Your best action is to remove the bun from most of their sandwiches to keep your body in ketosis. The ONLY burger that’s keto-friendly with the bun intact is the BLT Cheeseburger (16g net carbs). If the fat nutritional content is acceptable—36g fat—then you’re approved to devour this fast food gem.
If you’re carnivorous and disappointed in the lack of keto-friendly beef options, consider eating meals with chicken instead. You can order easy-eating keto bites such as Spicy Chicken Bites, Chicken Breast Strips, or Chicken Nuggets. One distinct option is the Chicken Fajita Pita—order it without salsa but with the whole grain fajita.
Beware the tacos at Jack in the Box if you’re suffering from the munchies! A single taco from this place equates to nearly 20g net carbs and may not curb hunger. If you need a snack and don’t plan to consume additional carbs throughout the day, then go for the Nacho Monster Taco. The Beef Monster Taco might conquer your hunger pains, but beware that you don’t eat a second taco—it will conquer your ketosis instead. Besides the Bacon Ranch Monster Taco, it’s worth skipping their other taco offerings. Their small size will make you crave more food quickly and leave you less flexible for more scrumptious ketogenic options elsewhere.
Don’t have time to cook a delicious breakfast? Jack has your back again! It would be hard to overlook the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, but at 23g net carbs you better have certainty that you won’t eat any more carbs throughout the day (luckily Jack in the Box serves breakfast 24/7; enjoy it in the evening, or at night, if necessary). Hash browns are tricky as well—most contain more than 15g net carbs and consume a large portion of your daily net carb allowance.
Here are some other interesting and delightful keto-friendly breakfast foods at Jack in the Box:
Almost every fast food joint offers salads and Jack in the Box isn’t the exception. Surprisingly, there’s a bunch of keto-friendly salads on the menu containing near, or over, 20g net carbs. The humble Side Salad (those are rarely fulfilling or tasty), Chicken Club Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, and the Acapulco Chicken Salad don’t have more than 10g net carbs. However, these ketogenic salads in the list below do contain between 15g-25g net carbs:
If you have the opportunity to choose your dipping sauce, go for the Chipotle or Mayo-Onion sauce—they both have 1g net carb. The Tartar and Buttermilk dipping sauces contain less than 3g net carbs—making your food taste better while leaving you the flexibility to have more keto-friendly eats later.
There are MANY more options available for keto at Jack in the Box. Browse the list below to find the perfect food that fits your ketogenic lifestyle. Use the “Search Filters” button to narrow your search results. Read the Getting Started guide to learn more.
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