Are you looking for something quick and keto on the go? Wendy’s is a great place to go if you are on the keto diet and need something quick. Wendy’s offers a variety of keto-friendly options, including burgers without buns, salads, and chicken. Wendy’s also has a great selection of sides that are perfect for those on the keto diet.
Let’s take a look at some things to keep in mind when you’re ordering high protein low carb from Wendy’s, as well as some ordering suggestions.
How to Eat Keto at Wendy’s
When you are on the keto diet, it is important to make sure that you are getting enough protein. Wendy’s offers a variety of high-protein, low-carb options that are perfect for those on the keto diet.
Here are some things to keep in mind.
Skip the bun. Most Wendy’s sandwiches (other than breaded chicken) can be made Keto. Burgers and grilled chicken are your friend. You can order it wrapped in lettuce to eat like a sandwich, or simply in a container to eat with a fork and knife.
Skip the sauces. Skip the ketchup and BBQ sauces because they are loaded with carbs.
Watch the dressings. It is easy to fall into the trap of a salad being low carb, but we have to keep an eye on what else is in the salad – and especially the dressings. Wendy’s Classic Ranch Dressing has only 2g of net carbs, so it is a popular keto option
Now let’s look at some great things to order at Wendy’s.
Dave’s Single/Double/Triple – Without Bun, Onion, or Ketchup (has Mayo, Lettuce, and Tomato)
As long as we skip the things with carbs in them, this can be a great option with beef, lettuce, and cheese. You can also add extra cheese or bacon!
This is a great starting point, and makes the most sense for beef options. There’s no point in paying a premium for some fancy named burger you’re just going to order without most of the stuff anyway, especially when it comes to the burgers with the novelty carb laden sauces.
Baconator/Son of Baconator – Skip Bun and Ketchup (also has Mayo)
The baconators are loaded with beef, cheese, and bacon. You can also get it wrapped in lettuce or add lettuce and get it in a container with a fork and knife. This is probably one of the most popular keto options at Wendy’s because it has so much protein with the combo of beef, cheese, and bacon.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Skip the Bun, Honey Mustard, and Tomato
If you are in the mood for chicken, consider ordering the grilled chicken sandwich without the bun, honey mustard sauce, or tomato. You can order it wrapped in lettuce, or in a container with lettuce to make yourself a chicken salad. Consider ordering a packet of Ranch Dressing on the side which is only 2g of net carbs.
Southwest Avocado Salad – 6 Net Carbs for Salad + 4 Carbs for Dressing
This salad is the closest you are going to get at Wendy’s when it comes to Keto. If you are looking for something a bit more carb friendly, consider saving half of this salad for later and order a beef patty or two to go along with it. You can also swap the Southwest ranch for regular ranch dressing to bring down the carb count of the dressing. The regular ranch dressing is only 2 net carbs.
Question’s About Eating Keto at Wendy’s
Have more questions about eating Keto at Wendy’s? We have answers!
Can you eat a Wendy’s Burger on Keto?
You can eat a Wendy’s Burger on Keto if you skip the bun, sauces, and high carb vegetables like tomato and onion.
Does Wendy’s offer lettuce wrapped burgers
Yes, Wendy’s offers lettuce wrapped burgers, simply ask for your burger without a bun and wrapped in lettuce.
Is Wendy’s Taco Salad Keto?
No, Wendy’s Taco Salad is not Keto. It has 56g of net carbs.
Can you eat Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets on Keto?
It depends on how many you eat, and it is not the best keto choice at Wendy’s. A 4 piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets has 8 net carbs, so while you can eat it on Keto, it will use up a lot of your carb allotment and won’t be very filling.
Is Wendy’s Chili Keto?
Wendy’s Chili has 16g of net carbs. It is not recommended for the keto diet, because you will use up most of your carb allotment for the day.
What should I avoid at Wendy’s on Keto?
Here are the things to avoid on keto at Wendy’s:
- Baked Potato
- Breaded chicken items
- Salads with croutons or chips
Wendy’s is a great place to go if you’re on the keto diet and need something quick. They have a variety of menu items that are all keto-friendly, so you’ll be able to find something to your taste. Plus, Wendy’s offers a convenient drive-thru option, so you can get your food without having to leave your car.