Low Carb On The Go: Hardee’s, Burger King & O’Charley’s


I am working on A LOT of fun & exciting updates here on the blog, so for now you can still watch all 5 low carb classes for any price you want – until I get the new page set up for them, then they’ll be a set price.

And I haven’t mentioned this yet, but there will be a surprise bonus coming SOON for those of you that are registered for the classes. πŸ˜‰ So stay tuned for that!


Keto SnacksMy August Keto Krate box arrived yesterday! Now I have LOTS of new low carb foods to enjoy this week. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I cannot wait to show you what all is inside the box this time, and discuss all our favorite picks – so stay tuned for my next post on that!;)

They still have 200 August boxes on hand and they are shipping those out NOW, so you can still get one if you sign up today.

Note: the next Low Carb Challenge kicks off on September 1st! πŸ™‚

Of course you can get a head start now, or stay on track right here with me – because I eat low carb year round and between challenges. So stick with me here as we prepare to kick off the “official” challenge in a few weeks…

As usual here is my food & fitness diary, so you can see what I’m eating and how I’m logging it, for easy low carb food ideas. And in this case, easy meals on the go or out & about. πŸ˜‰

My Low Carb Meals on Monday

I had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small strawberries & 18 grams of blueberries.

It comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat – and delicious!

Simple LCHF Meal with Perfect Macros : Low Carb, High Fat and Gluten Free

I was out running errands around lunchtime, so I grabbed a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club from Hardee’s (also known as Carl’s Jr in some areas).

And yes, it’s on the menu! πŸ™‚

Low Carb Chicken Club from Hardee's (Low Carb Fast Food)

^ That low carb lettuce wrapped sandwich is 7 net carbs because it’s BBQ chicken, so most of the carbs come from the sauce.;)

Since I was close to my “carb budget” for the day by dinner, I just made cheesy eggs.

It’s 4 eggs scrambled in real butter, with colby jack cheese cubed off the block. And a dash of pepper. πŸ™‚

I also had a few bites of a leftover low carb brownie, and 6 mugs of coffee 😯 lol – each with a TBSP of Coffee-Mate sugar free powdered hazelnut creamer…

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Monday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

Net Carbs: 23
Total Carbs: 35
Calories: 1756
Protein: 88 grams
74% Fat / 20% Protein
Water: 56 ounces


My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday

Tuesday was a busy day of running non-stop, so I just grabbed a handful of pecans for breakfast. And by a handful, I mean 2 servings (60 ounces) measured out precisely on my little kitchen scale. πŸ˜‰

LCHF Nuts - Pecans, Great Low Carb High Fat Snack, Gluten Free and Whole Food

I was out running errands late morning, fortunately before breakfast ended (!) so I stopped through Burger King and grabbed a low carb meal to go.

They had their croissants 2-for-$4 so I got two sausage egg & cheese croissants (“without the croissants, please”). πŸ™‚

Low Carb Breakfast from Burger King (LCHF Fast Food)

The BK.com (Burger King) website has these listed as 1 carb each.

TIP: Always look online and use the nutrition calculators and/or nutrition fact downloads to SEE exactly what you’re getting!;)

That evening I had a date with Aaron πŸ™‚ and we decided to get a healthy low carb dinner at O’Charley’s restaurant. They have LOTS of great low carb menu options!

O'Charley's Low Carb Menu

We both got the same thing, with a few minor variations. Starting with a caesar side salad for me, and a garden side salad for him – both with “no croutons, please.”

Low Carb Sides at O'Charley's Restaurant

Tip: If you’re eating alone, or eating with other people who are low carb or gluten free, let your server known when they come to greet you and take your drink order.

I simply say, “We don’t eat bread, so don’t worry with bringing the rolls – I hate for them to go to waste.”

And always say that with a smile. Be nice to your servers! πŸ˜‰

Dinner was Cedar Plank Salmon with Steamed Broccoli.

I ask for my broccoli “loaded” like a baked potato – and that’s exactly what I tell my server: “Can I get that loaded please, like a baked potato: top my broccoli with butter, sour cream, cheese & bacon” (or whatever you want on it).

Low Carb Dinner at O'Charley's

The salmon was charred SO beautifully, which is my preference. It was delicious!!

Note: The cedar plank salmon at O’Charley’s is always flown in fresh and NEVER frozen, which is WHY it’s so delicious… and why I love to go there for salmon.

I couldn’t eat it all, so I logged what I did eat – and brought the rest home as leftovers to enjoy for lunch today. πŸ™‚

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Tuesday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

Net Carbs: 15
Total Carbs: 24
Calories: 1590
Protein: 61 grams
81% Fat / 16% Protein
Water: 56 ounces

The Free Plugin I Use to Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

LCHF Macros: A Simple Explanation & Illustration


After dinner Aaron was teaching me how to use Resistance Bands, and showed me a few cool EASY exercises I could do at home with them. He had extra – you know, the “lightweight” bands he wouldn’t use anyway πŸ™‚ lol – so he sent those home with me.

This was NOT easy to try out… in a dress. πŸ™„ haha – especially a “fluffy” comfortable knee length summer dress. But you know me: do it anyway!:)

Exercising with Resistance Bands


I’m not even going to ask, “does that dress make me look fat?” πŸ˜› because I was obviously going for “hot summer night comfortable” lol. It may not be flattering (at all), and definitely oversized on me, but it’s basically like getting to wear pajamas in public.:)


The resistance bands he gave me are 4″, but these are the #1 Best Seller on Amazon – and a GREAT price too, especially with the workouts & videos that come with them:

So now in addition to working on my arms with my Tricep Dips and Modified Chin-Ups… I’m using the bands for “butt sculpting” (_|_) and inner thigh workouts.

All easy things you can do at home in a few short minutes! πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to dig into my new Keto Krate box – while I eat my O’Charley’s leftovers – and show you what all came in this month’s box. I’ll give you a detailed list in my next post – because it’s such a FUN way to discover interesting new low carb foods.:)

As for dinner tonight… I’m thinking Applebee’s take-out!

How are things going with you?

I would LOVE to hear how things are going on your end. What are you struggling with, how is your weight loss going – any questions?

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. If you’re signed up for Keto Krate, did you get your August box yet? I would love to hear YOUR favorite low carb product in this month’s box!

If you want this one, they do still have extra August boxes and they’re shipping them out NOW so if you sign up today you’ll get THIS box. πŸ™‚


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About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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15 Responses to Low Carb On The Go: Hardee’s, Burger King & O’Charley’s

  1. gaynel bryan says:

    You are so creative – loaded broccoli like a baked potato – I never thought of that – clever!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      It’s delicious, Gaynel. πŸ™‚ I got bored with plain broccoli eating out so much. I tried that my very first few months of being low carb (over 6 years ago) and got hooked! It’s more like broccoli casserole that way. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jen lord says:

    Still in cape cod staying on diet, went paddle boarding for the first time, was fun and a great work out, hiking on nature trails and enjoying the ocean and seafood!!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s so awesome, Jen! Good for you. πŸ™‚ I bet you feel better than ever staying low carb on vacation, and getting to ENJOY all of the delicious seafood and low carb options while feeling lean and energetic so you can have FUN. Kudos!! *cheers*

  3. Kathy D says:

    Black never can never look anything but good IMO, Lynn. That LBD has certainly paid its dues and should command a premium spot in the wardrobe now! πŸ™‚ I have that EXACT set of bands. They are high quality, perfect resistances, and space savers to boot! I use them often with Classical Stretch.
    That salmon looks so GOOD! I have a Salmon Loaf planned later this week, but fresh is always better.
    Thanks for the headsup re: the remaining August KetoKrates! My subscription update wasn’t to take effect ’til September, but I’m all over the August leftovers! πŸ™‚ …and I’ll get a preview when you review yours! Score.

  4. Jesse says:

    Love your blog and to see what you eat! It helps to give me ideas. I have a question about the Coffee-Mate creamer….I’m trying to get away from Heavy Whipping Cream now that I am in full ketosis. I want to cut back slightly on my fat grams. Would it be better to go with Half & Half or go with the Coffee-Mate SF creamer? Why do you prefer the Coffee-Mate over other alternatives? And have you ever tested your blood sugar after it just to make sure it didn’t raise you blood sugar? I suppose I’ll have to test myself to see how it effects me. Thanks!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I switched to it for lower carb count. The HWC (heavy whipping cream) is 1 carb for 2 TBSP (no matter what the label says, most say zero). It is actually .4 carbs per TBSP or 7 carbs per cup.

      I found that plus artificial sweetener (to be counted as 1 per packet, even though it also says zero) really added up on me – given how much coffee I drink. Which is the real problem πŸ˜‰ lol.

      The coffee-mate powdered hazelnut (not every flavor! and NOT the liquid!) is only 1 carb per TBSP and super creamy and a great flavor – so it’s all I need. That cut my carb count down on coffee and gave me more room for veggies & berries.

      I am aiming to “go black” and am currently trying to cut back on how much I use and how much coffee I drink in general. So that’s the next goal, because otherwise I mostly eat “real food” other than the occasional convenience.

      I have tried pretty much every coffee combination under the sun over the last 6+ years, including BPC, heavy cream, half & half, flavored syrups, you name it. Nothing beats the creamy flavor of Coffee-Mate sf powdered hazelnut!!

      Why would you want to cut back on your fat grams? You should go by percentages or ratios btw, instead of grams. But I’m curious why you want to change what’s obviously working? πŸ˜‰

      • Jesse says:

        I will have to try the Coffee-Mate Creamer powder because it does sound good! It sounds like 1 TBS is enough to make a 10 oz coffee creamy & tasty which is what I am looking for.

        I’m only trying to cut back on my HWC fat grams. Sometimes I order a “Misto” at Starbucks where half the cup is HWC and I’m over 1,000 calories and used up all my fat grams for the day at 120 grams in that cup of coffee! I’d rather save those fat grams for food. I tend to over-do the HWC. So I’m looking for a compromise and it sounds like the powder creamer just might be it.

        I use MyFitnessPal …….. but how did you get the % to show up on your screen? I paid for the full version, last year, to be able to see the percentages but I didn’t renew it. I can only see the grams on my screen at the moment.

        I just watched a YouTube video that talked about a study showing that 3-5 cups of coffee per day provides more ketones for your body. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmEmVZXmYM

        So don’t feel badly about being a coffee enthusiast (I am too)! πŸ˜‰

  5. Chantal says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I got to listen in on 2 of the classes and they are great! You put it right on the line when you said that we should be in control of our own bodies and what we put into it! Very motivating advice and tips and I look forward to listening to the other classes! Great job Lynn and thank you for all you do to help the rest of us on this journey!! I highly recommend the classes to everyone if they are still available! Thanks, Chantal

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