This is something you could easily make at home. 😉
I had to get out and run some errands this morning, so I decided to try the new low carb Taco Bell breakfast option while I was out.
They have a new Naked Egg Breakfast Taco on the menu, with the “taco” being made entirely of a single fried egg!
The idea of Taco Bell doesn’t necessarily appeal to me personally, but someone told me about it on my Facebook Page so I decided to give it a fair review so you would all know exactly what to expect. 🙂
Before I ever went out (and this is what I always recommend to you, too!) I checked the nutrition facts online, so I would know how to order – and the carb count of what I was going to order.
Like most fast food chains, Taco Bell has a handy nutrition calculator on their website where you can customize your meal and see the detailed nutrition facts for your order:
I had to remove the potatoes and nacho sauce and such, and decided to add steak & sour cream, and also swap out the cheddar for the three cheese blend.
But it was still WAY high in carbs! I figured out the culprit: they marked the ONE fried egg as SIX carbs, lol. So I removed that. 😉
Since my custom order was nowhere in MyFitnessPal, I had to enter it myself – which is easy enough to do when you have the nutrition facts (above) in front of you.
Then I just added an egg:
UPDATE! I figured out the SIX CARB EGG trick!
Actually Kaylyn already figured it out and commented here, so I went to look it up.
They add food starch and cellulose gum to the egg, among other ingredients:
All The Messy Details… 🙂
The Taco Bell Naked Egg Breakfast Taco is definitely lower carb than other menu options – if you customize the fillings, such as: bacon, steak, sausage, cheese, etc.
But it is NOT as low carb as you might think with the SIX CARB EGG. 🙄 😛
It is also definitely messy. 😉
This is NOT something I would eat while driving, or in the car at all…
It comes in a handy little cardboard “pocket” to hold it with so you don’t get your hands all messy (greasy), but mine was leaking out everywhere anyway as you can see in the photo above – so I brought it home to eat.
I love the concept though! 🙂
You could EASILY make “egg tacos” at home…
I ate two of the low carb Taco Bell naked egg tacos for breakfast this morning, which (I thought!) came to 7 net carbs – the way I ordered them, as detailed above.
I actually ordered three, and had the 3rd one for lunch…
So those three SMALL egg tacos came to 27 CARBS!
Besides being messy, and way too high in carbs, they also cost more than my usual “sausage patties & fried eggs” from McDonald’s. I paid almost $12 for the three egg tacos ($3.98 each I think).
Of course, McDonald’s charges different at every location, but my McBreakfast is way cheaper and much less messy – and something I can eat while driving. And they use a real egg, cracked on site – with no added ingredients. 😉
The egg tacos were okay. Not much flavor in the egg or the fillings, so I should have used the mild sauce…
I’m disappointed to discover that they add so many ingredients to the “egg taco shell” instead of just using a fried egg, and that they are SO high in carbs.
Being very small, it takes at least two of the Naked Egg Tacos to make a “meal” which is just too many carbs for anyone on a ketogenic-style low carb diet.
So that settles that. I haven’t been to a Taco Bell in ages… and I doubt I’ll be back anytime soon. 😛
p.s. The next Keto Krate boxes will start shipping SOON, so you’ll want to sign up now because they always sell out fast!
Discount Code: LOWCARBTRAVELER
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