Does 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.
THE 4 BASICS OF ORDERING KETO
- Hold the bun. Order any sandwich without the bun.
- Skip the ketchup. You’ll save three grams of carbs per packet.
- Avoid sugar. Drink diet soft drinks or water instead of regular sodas. Use an artificial or natural sweetener in your coffee or tea.
- 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:
- 1/3 pound hamburger
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.