Ordering healthy takeout: Your keto-friendly guide
Whether you’re having a busy week at work or feeling uninspired in the kitchen, there are times you might find yourself ordering more takeout than others (quarantine, anyone?). But ordering from your favorite restaurant doesn’t have to get in the way of your health goals. In fact, there are several ways you can turn your restaurant order into a healthy takeout option.
Because most menus are packed with carbs, calories, sugar, sodium, and other unwanted additives, we’ll first explore some keto swaps for common ingredients like bread and fried foods.
Then, we’ll dive into some of your favorite chains to identify healthier options that also keep you in ketosis (no more plain brown rice and bland chicken breast to stay healthy).
How to Order Healthy Takeout (And Stay Keto) Whether you’re ordering Chinese, Mexican, or Greek… whether you’re browsing the menus of a fast food chain like Wendy’s or McDonald’s, there are a few easy swaps that you can always use to keep carbs and calories a bit lower.
Swap Bread for More Veggies
Carbs are hard to avoid. From sandwiches, subs, burgers, tacos, and wraps, you’re bound to come across a massive amount of carbs when you’re ordering takeout.
Luckily, most restaurants are getting used to easy veggie swaps. For instance, wraps and sandwich bread are easily swapped for collard greens or lettuce wraps. Burritos can be put in bowls and some chains are even offering cauliflower rice as an alternative to the real thing.