Whataburger Keto Friendly Options

If you’re looking for Whataburger keto and low carb meals, we have prepared a full list of keto diet options below. You can choose from several different burgers (without the bun, of course), their breakfast menu and two different, keto friendly salads. What we like about Whataburger the most is how straightforward their options are.

man in whataburger restaurant with keto meal options

One of the most impressive things about their website is that you can easily look up, for example, the amount of carbs in a Whataburger sans the bun!

We don’t really remember the last time we’ve reviewed a restaurant and such an option was possible. For that, Whataburger gets major bonus points from us. For more keto options on the go, read our full keto fast food guide.

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Can I find low carb meals at Whataburger?

Most of Whataburger low carb items are high in protein, but not necessarily high in fats. While you need fats to produce ketones, protein will keep you full for longer! Choose from chicken sandwiches, a chicken fajita taco (we didn’t include it in our list below – without the wrap, it’s the exact same thing as the grilled chicken melt) and chicken salad are all healthy keto options.

If you want to up your fats for a perfect low carb keto ratio, simply ask for an extra slice of cheese or a packet or two of mayonnaise. Remember that low carb fast food restaurant meals are almost always considered “dirty keto“, so even if you order low carb it may not be the healthiest thing possible.

Here is a comprehensive list of ketogenic diet approved Whataburger menu options:

1. Taquito with Cheese (no wrap)

Ask for no wrap. Eat it with sausage, bacon or chorizo. Remember to stay away from potatoes, since they’re high in carbs and not keto friendly. It contains an egg and cheese too. With virtually no carbs, breakfast meals make the best ketogenic diet options out there.

Nutrition info: 280 calories; 24g fat; 16g protein; 0g total carbs; 0g net carbs

2. Breakfast On A Bun (no bun)

Can we really call it a breakfast sandwich if it has no bread? Asking for a friend. Anyway! This one comes with either sausage or bacon (your choice), egg and a slice of melted American. Remember to toss the bun and avoid any ketchup, hash browns and fizzy drinks on the side.

Nutrition info: 384 calories; 32g fat; 24g protein; 0g total carbs; 0g net carbs

3. Biscuit Sandwich (no biscuit)

Order it with no biscuit. You can order with with sausage or bacon. It comes with an egg and a slice of American. You can easily double your meal by throwing in some add-ons.

Nutrition info (bacon): 317 calories; 29g fat; 14g protein; 0g total carbs; 0g net carbs

Breakfast Platter (no biscuit, no hash browns)

This breakfast meal option simply contains scrambled eggs and bacon. Eat it without the biscuit and remove hash browns as well. You can double the amount of protein and even add cheese, bacon and other low carb toppings.

Nutrition info: 420 calories; 36g fat; 24g protein; 0g total carbs; 0g net carbs

Whataburger (no bun)

The most classic option on the menu, you can’t go wrong with it. Order it without the bun. You’ll get a large beef patty, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard. Not enough food? Get the Double Meat Whataburger or the Triple Meat Whataburger.

Nutrition info (regular): 280 calories; 20g fat; 20g protein; 6g total carbs; 4g net carbs

bacon cheeseburger without the bun from whataburger

Whataburger Patty Melt (no bun)

Two large beef patties and two slices of Monterey Jack. For no extra charge you can add tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, diced onions or a side salad to your meal.

Nutrition info: 610 calories; 48g fat; 42g protein; 0g total carbs; 0g net carbs

Jalapeno and Cheese Whataburger (no bun)

Calling all the spicy lovers! Order it without the bun. You’ll get a large beef patty, a slice of American cheese, some jalapenos, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions and mustard.

Nutrition info: 370 calories; 27g fat; 25g protein; 7g total carbs; 5g net carbs

Bacon and Cheese Whataburger (no bun)

A really solid option for a ketofied burger! It contains a large beef patty, American cheese, three bacon sliced, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions and mustard, which has a low carb count so no issues here.

Nutrition info: 440 calories; 32g fat; 30g protein; 6g total carbs; 4g net carbs

Avocado Bacon Burger (no bun, no creamy pepper sauce)

Order it without the bun and stay away from the creamy pepper sauce. This low carb meal contains a large beef patty, American cheese, three bacon slices, avocado, tomatoes and onions.

Nutrition info: 525 calories; 39g fat; 31g protein; 8g total carbs; 4g net carbs

Mushroom Swiss Burger (no bun, no au jus)

Skip the bun and the creamy au jus sauce. Instead, grab mayonnaise or mustard. This low carb menu option contains two 5″ beef patties, two slices of Swiss American and fire roasted mushrooms. It’s an awesome sandwich. Or should we say unwich?

Nutrition info: 660 calories; 48g total fat; 45g protein; 2g total carbs; 2g net carbs

Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no bun)

Skip the bun and ask for it to be served in a bowl. You’ll get a grilled chicken fillet, tomatoes, lettuce and their signature WhataSauce (which is okay in our book!).

Nutrition info: 200 calories; 9g total fat; 25g protein; 5g total carbs; 3g net carbs

Grilled Chicken Melt (no bun)

Toss the bun to make it keto friendly. Here you’ll get a grilled chicken fillet, a slice of Monterey Jack and a portion of grilled peppers and onions. It’s full of protein and only 3g of net carbs!

Nutrition info: 215 calories; 9g fat; 28g protein; 5g total carbs; 3g net carbs

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

This is one of our favorite low carb options at Whataburger. In this salad you’ll get a grilled chicken filet, a hard boiled egg, shredded cheese, three bacon slices, six grape tomatoes and some grated carrots on a red roma salad blend. And yes, we’re okay with carrots on keto – moderation is key! Need a sauce? Look below for our list of keto diet friendly options.

Nutrition info: 430 calories; 22g fat; 45g protein; 10g total carbs; 8g net carbs

grilled chicken cobb salad from whataburger

Grilled Chicken Garden Salad

If you’re a fan of salads, you’ll love this one. It’s simple and full of protein to keep you full for longer. It has a grilled chicken filet, shredded cheese, grape tomatoes and matchstick carrots. Eat it with a low carb Whataburger dressing, such as ranch or salsa verde.

Nutrition info: 290 calories; 12g fat; 33g protein; 12g total carbs; 2g net carbs

What to eat and what to avoid

In comparison to other fast food restaurants, Whataburger’s menu and low carb options are simpler. If it’s a sandwich or a burger, get it without the bun, omit sauces most of the time as well.

Want more add-ons?

Here is a whole list of low carb fast food options at Whataburger:

  • Avocado (1g net)
  • Hard-boiled egg (0g net)
  • Bacon (0g net)
  • Grilled peppers and onion (2g net)
  • Jalapenos (1g net)
  • Small American cheese (0g net)
  • Large American cheese (0g net)
  • Monterey Jack (0g net)
  • Shredded Cheddar (0g net)
  • Blue cheese (2g net)
  • Fire roasted brown mushrooms (1g net)

Sauces and dressings:

  • Picante sauce (1g net)
  • Salsa verde (1g net)
  • Buffalo sauce (2g net)
  • Jalapeno ranch dressing (2g net)
  • Mayonnaise (0g net)
  • Mustard (1g net)

Avoid these:

  • French fries
  • Onion rings
  • Apple Slices
  • Ketchup
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing
  • Cream gravy
  • Creamy pepper sauce
  • Fat free ranch dressing
  • Honey BBQ sauce
  • Honey mustard sauce
  • Low fat herb vinaigrette
  • Low fat honey pepper vinaigrette
  • Thousand Island dressing
  • Apple and cranberry salad
  • Honey BBQ chicken strip sandwich
  • Honey butter chicken biscuit
  • Breakfast pancakes
  • No deserts
  • No shakes & malts
  • No soda ( except diet ones)
  • No crispy chicken meals
  • No buns, wraps and biscuits

Our final opinion

Hands down Whataburger has the most comprehensive system of calculating macros by ingredient we have seen so far in fast food restaurants. You don’t want the bun, but would like to add some bacon and diced onions? Maybe a side salad? You can easily calculate what kind of macros will you have in your meal.

Not sure what we’re talking about?

Go to their website here and click on the menu tab, then pick anything you want. You’ll see the magic unfold there. I think all of us on a keto or low carb diet will appreciate how convenient that is.

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