What do I Order at Cookout?


low-carb-cookoutDoes anyone else have teenaged boys obsessed with Cookout?
Don’t get me wrong, you can get an amazing amount of food for $5. I mean, where else is a corn dog or a quesadilla a side item?

I decided to check it out and see what I could order.

The first thing I did was to consult the Cookout website.  No nutritional information is available.

So I checked my Paleo Go-Go app.


I think anyone on a low carb diet gets REALLY sick of burgers and chicken sandwiches without the bun.

I did a post on “Eating Out on a Keto Diet”. I covered ordering at a fast food restaurant.


  1. Hold the bun. Order any sandwich without the bun.
  2. Skip the ketchup. You’ll save three grams of carbs per packet.
  3. Avoid sugar. Drink diet soft drinks or water instead of regular sodas. Use an artificial or natural sweetener in your coffee or tea.
  4. Go green. Order a side salad instead of french fries.

I saw that Cookout had a low carb platter, and I was really looking forward to trying it.  You have two choices:

  1. 1/3 pound hamburger
  2. chicken

I was feeling REALLY hopeful that there would be an option that didn’t require me to ditch the bun.

I tried chicken.


That is what I got.  A HUGE cup of mayonnaise, I mean like 1/2 cup. Yuck. Tons of onions, another ton of iceberg lettuce, some tomatoes, all burying a TINY unseasoned chicken breast.


After I got rid of the mayo, the entire onion, and 1/2 head of lettuce, this is what was left:


OK, that lasted me about 15 minutes, and I was starving again.  100 calories is not a meal.  Not even a snack.

As you can tell, I am not impressed with the “Low Carb Platter.”

Next time, I will order a tray with a Cajun Chicken Sandwich, 2 sides of quesadillas for my sons lunch the next day, and go back to ditching the bun.