There’s so much more to Taco Bell than the super-double-decker-cheesy-potato wrapped in a tortilla, and this list of low carb Taco Bell orders is here to prove it!
While low carb options at McDonald’s and similar quick service chains are available, the infinitely customizable and boldly different menu at Taco Bell can make for an especially appealing low carb fast food option. Taco Bell low carb breakfast, bowls, and low carb taco salad are just a select few delicious low carb foods you can devour here.
This creative list of orders includes 10 absolutely scrumptious options, so you always have low carb meals to curb your cravings — as long as the bell is in sight! Let’s dive in…
Top 10 Low Carb Taco Bell Menu Items And How To Order!
We know that a successful low carb meal plan (or a healthy eating plan in general, really) is contingent on knowing the nutritional composition of the foods we enjoy. Luckily for us low carb Taco Bell fans, Taco Bell nutrition is spelled out in the nutrition portal of their website, which displays a full caloric breakdown based on your order’s specifications.
I pulled from their website to display the nutritional information below. So without further ado, your new favorite low carb restaurant guide:
1. Power Menu Steak Bowl
Meat, salsa, guacamole, and low carb vegetables give this tasty bowl its power. Loaded with seasoned steak, it packs a serious high protein low carb taco bell punch, with 20 grams of protein. Step aside, flimsy sandwich, our new favorite low carb lunch ideas in town.
How to order: Power menu steak bowl, no beans, no rice. Please.
The numbers: Calories: 260, Fat: 16g, Carbs: 9g, Protein: 20g
2. Power Menu Chicken Bowl
If you’re more of a low carb chicken recipes person than a steak person, there’s an excellent power menu option for you too! It’s slightly leaner than the steak option, with the same protein-packed satiating power. This is one of those low carb lunches that’ll fuel you up without bogging you down!
How to order: Power Menu Chicken Bowl, no beans, no rice.
The numbers: Calories: 250, Fat: 15g, Carbs: 7g, Protein: 21g
3. Mini Skillet Bowl
Low carb breakfasts at Taco Bell?? Yes please! With eggs, salsa, and that addictive nacho cheese sauce, this mighty little skillet bowl may just become your favorite of the grab-and-go low carb breakfast ideas, although it also makes for awesome keto snacks. Pair it with a low carb Starbucks treat and you’ll be ready to take on the world!
How to order: Mini Skillet Bowl with no potatoes please.
The numbers: Calories: 90g, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 4g
4. Fiesta Taco Salad with Chicken
This keto taco salad has been a Taco Bell classic for years (for good reason!), and with our low carb taco salad modifications, a staggering 75 grams of carbs becomes a much more palatable 10 grams per meal. Opt for Taco Bell’s fire roasted salsa as your low carb salad dressing for only 4 additional carbs (included below).
How to order: Fiesta Taco Salad with Chicken; no rice, no beans, no red strips, no shell
The numbers: Calories: 210, Fat: 9g, Carbs: 10g, Protein: 21g
5. Fiesta Taco Salad with Steak
The Fiesta Taco Salad with Steak makes for fabulous low carb dinners in a pinch. Hearty steak? Check. Vibrant keto vegetables? Double check. Savory fire roasted salsa? You know it, buddy. As far as fast food keto salads go, this bad boy is king!
How to order: Fiesta Taco Salad with steak; no rice, no beans, no red strips, no shell
The numbers: Calories: 220, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 12g, Protein: 21g
6. Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller
The Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller becomes a harmony of smoky, savory flavor when tossed over a bed of greens. Seasoned chicken, creamy chipotle sauce, and reduced fat sour cream are the ingredients to this mouth-watering option. Since it’s pretty light on it’s own, I recommend adding lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for a heartier salad bowl — or keep it light for between meal low carb snack ideas.
How to order: Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller with no tortilla, please!
The numbers: Calories: 140, Fat: 11g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 9g
7. Shredded Chicken Burrito
Creamy avocado sauce, cheddar cheese, and juicy shredded chicken make up this bold choice. Add pico de gallo (for only 2 grams of carbs per side) for a little extra kick of veggie goodness.
How to order: Shredded chicken burrito with no tortilla and no rice.
The numbers: Calories: 160, Fat: 14g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 8g
8. Fresco Burrito Supreme, Steak
If you prefer Taco Bell’s low carb ground beef recipes, then this option may be for you. When ordered “fresco,” a burrito supreme includes lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pico de gallo, mixed with seasoned beef and tangy red sauce. This will also remove the cheese, but feel free to add it back on if you’re craving it.
How to order: Steak Fresco Burrito Supreme with no beans and no tortilla
The numbers: Calories: 70, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 8g
9. Crunchy Taco, Steak
If you’re limiting carbs as much as possible, then tacos may not be the best option for you — but if you have a little wiggle room, then check out low carb Taco Bell crunchy tacos! For a carb-saving option, order two tacos, eat one, and eat the filling from the second, but toss the shell. A little crunch goes a long way, after all. The taco filling on its own makes for satisfying low carb snacks.
How to order: Steak crunchy taco
The numbers (with shell): Calories: 150, Fat: 7g, Carb: 11g, Protein: 10g
The numbers (without shell): Calories: 80, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 9g
10. Crunchy Taco, Fire Grilled Chicken
Low carb taco bell chicken is slightly leaner and higher in protein than their steak options, making the white meat option just as tantalizing!
How to order: Crunchy taco with chicken
The numbers (with shell): Calories: 140, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 11g, Protein: 11g
The numbers (without shell): Calories: 80, Fat: 3.5g, Carbs: 1g, Protein: 10g
Now of course, we don’t recommend foregoing your low carb shopping list to eat low carb Taco Bell for all your low carb meals, but when life calls for quick, keto breakfasts, keto lunches, or keto dinners, low carb Taco Bell has got you covered.
Keto Taco Bell Sauce Options
A wise, broke college student once told me that “Taco Bell entrees are really just vehicles for Border sauce.” Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Who doesn’t love to add those witty little sauce packets to their tray? Not going to lie, a few of those addicting little packets may have *accidentally* ended up in my purse and on top of my eggs the next morning after a trip to keto Taco Bell…
…If you relate, then I have some fabulous news for you: they are *almost* completely free of carbs (Fire sauce has <1 gram per packet.)
That said, sauce packets aren’t the only salsa option to consider. Pico de Gallo is a fresh, chunky, zesty tomato and onion salsa which can be another great way to liven up any low carb Taco Bell dish. According to Taco Bell’s nutrition page (this one here), a side of Pico de Gallo contains 2 grams of carbs.
Similarly, the creamy avocado-based guacamole contains a reasonable 3 grams of carbs per side.
A side of nacho cheese sauce has 4 grams of carbs, so opt instead for the shredded three-cheese blend to add a cheesy touch to your meal without contributing to your carb intake!
Taco Bell Low Carb Add Ons
Whether you’re ordering taco bell low carb to go, or you plan to eat it there, you always have the option to enjoy your meal alongside homemade low carb recipes to maximize your dinning experience. Since most keto restaurants aren’t working up recipes for these (yet), here are a few low carb Mexican food recipes to level up your keto meals:
- Low carb tortillas
- Cheese taco shells
- Low carb tortilla chips
- Keto salad dressings made out of low carb taco seasoning
- Low Carb Rice
Taco Bell Carbs Calculator
The Taco Bell carbs listed throughout this article were gathered from their handy nutrition calculator! Check it out, and be sure to let me know what your favorite order is in the comments below!
To (Un)Wrap It Up…
If there’s one, quick, Too-Long-Didn’t-Read takeaway from this article, let it be this: avoid tortillas, potatoes, chips, rice, and beans; load up on fresh veggies, salsas, and sauces; and order the dish your heart desires (with an easy low carb makeover.)
Using these ideas, you can feel great with your low carb eating choices even in a pinch. I hope these top ten low carb Taco Bell menu items give you another tool in your wellness toolbox, so that when life gets hectic (as life tends to do) you can continue to meet your healthy living goals on the run!