Life is busy for us; we’ve got things to do and Pure Therapeutic Ketones® to share. When meal prepping isn’t convenient, food on the go is. No one is invincible to the convenience of quick service food, but grabbing a quick bite doesn’t have to sabotage your diet! We’re here to give you our best tips to choosing keto-friendly dishes while eating out! Use this as your cheat sheet for when eating out – while keeping it keto. Life happens – doesn’t mean you can’t make it healthy.
Eating Keto at a Mexican restaurant
Tacos are a way of life, but tortillas are not the keto life. Salads with grilled steak, chicken, or shrimp are a great option! Add tomatillo-red, sour cream, guacamole (yes- we know it’s extra, so are we), cheese, and ranch dressing. Make sure to skip rice, beans, or tortillas. If you smile real big and ask nicely, they might whip up a cheese tortilla shell for you!
Eating Keto at a Sub Shop / Sandwich shop
“Why would I end up at a sub shop if I’m being Keto?” you may ask yourself. But listen, it happens and we want you to be prepared! Ditch the bread and get your sammy wrapped in lettuce. Double the meat and add sprouts, mayo, ranch, avocado, cheese, or bacon. Skip the chips and cookie, and enjoy!
Eating Keto at a Burger Restaurant
Double double protein style… or just ask for a double cheeseburger without the bun. Add any of the following to your burger to beef up your burger: Bacon, extra cheese, lettuce, mustard, mayo, onion, pickles, avocado. Say no to the fries, and make sure to ask for a fork and knife.
Keeping it Keto at a Pizza Restaurant
WINGS are a must at nearly every pizza place. Get wings (not breaded) with a side of ranch. BBQ sauce is OUT but you can get saucy with Buffalo sauce! Another option that has become more common is cauliflower pizza crust! If they include their nutritional value on the menu, you can really gage how keto-friendly it is!
Keto Food at a Fast Casual Cafe
Order a salad with grilled steak, chicken, or shrimp. Use ranch dressing or olive oil and juice from a lemon. Ditch any dried fruit, croutons, crispy wontons, or fried tortillas. Double down on the hard boiled eggs, shredded cheese, bacon pieces. Bonus points if they have avocado!
These are just a few tips for eating keto on the go, every restaurant + fast food joint has MORE options and is willing to work you, you just have to ask! When you’re in a rush and keto options are less than ideal, you still can make better choices on the go.