Keto at McDonald’s in the Netherlands

Date
Feb, 03, 2023

In this blog post, I will talk about the keto options at McDonald’s, with a focus on the Netherlands – even though the general tips and a few options are valid worldwide.

At Mcdonald’s, you can have a meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and this is very convenient.

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Keto at McDonald's in the Netherlands

Is it possible to eat keto at McDonald’s?

Besides fries and buns, is possible to eat keto at McDonald’s. You can have a few keto choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You can order every beef burger on the menu and keep aside the bun. Skip the sauces, the fries, the milkshakes, and the ice cream, and you will have a tasty, low-carb meal.

Keto and low-carb choices at McDonald’s in The Netherlands

Mcdonald’s is an international chain, but the menu can differ from country to country. Here I will focus on the keto options at Burger King in the Netherlands.

View the full Menu of McDonald’s NL.

How to order keto and low-carb at McDonald’s in the Netherlands

Here are a few points to order while you place an order at McDonald’s.

  • Do not order a menu, because it comes with fries.
  • Order only beef burgers, because the chicken/fish burgers are crispy and high in carbs.
  • If you can, stay away from the sauces. Not always is possible to skip the ketchup or mayo, but special sauces, such as BBQ, are easy to remove from the totem.
  • If you can, leave out the bun while ordering, also at the totem. Sometimes the cheese sticks to the bun and it’s hard to scrub out the cheese from the bread.
  • If it is not possible to skip the sauces, try wiping the burger with a tissue if you wish.
  • Order only sugar-free drinks or water.

Keto at McDonald's in the Netherlands

Keto Breakfast options at McDonald’s

The following options are available only for breakfast, so after a certain time, you cannot order them anymore. Remove the bun from all the following options and you will have your keto meal.

The breakfast options are quite small, so notice that once the bun is off, what is left to eat is smaller than what you expect.

McMuffin BLT & Egg

Fried egg with bacon and a slice of cheddar cheese. Finished with juicy tomato and fresh lettuce.


McMuffin Bacon & Egg

A freshly prepared egg on a toasted muffin bun. With cheddar cheese and bacon.


McMuffin Double Egg & Bacon

 2 freshly prepared eggs on a warm toasted muffin bun. With cheddar cheese and bacon.


McMuffin Sausage & Egg

A delicious breakfast made with a freshly baked egg on a toasted muffin bun. Topped with sausage (pork) and a slice of cheddar cheese.


Egg McMuffin

A freshly prepared egg on a toasted muffin bun. With cheddar melted cheese on top!

Keto options at McCafé

McCafé is the section in McDonald’s where they serve warm drinks, such as coffee and tea.

It is always available, not only for breakfast. The keto and low-carb options are:

Koffie

Espresso

Double espresso

Tea

Mint tea

Notice: Soya milk is available at McDonald’s, but it contains apple extract and maltodextrin.

Burgers

Focus on the beef burgers. Do not order a full menu, but a single burger. 
If you are ordering or picking up you can also have the option to not have the bread. If it is not the case, toss the buns afterward. I always prefer to order an entire burger with the buns and remove them later because the buns keep the burgers in place.

Here below I’ve included the most popular options in every Mcdonald’s. Of course, toss the buns, and try to remove the sauces in excess.

Hamburger

100% pure beef patty seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper, topped with a tangy pickle, chopped onions, ketchup, and mustard. 

Cheeseburger

100% pure beef burger patty seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper, topped with a tangy pickle, chopped onions, and a slice of melty American cheese. 

Double Cheeseburger

Two 100% pure beef patties seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s topped with tangy pickles, chopped onions, ketchup, mustard, and two melty American cheese slices. 

Big Mac

Two 100% pure beef patties, topped off with pickles, crisp shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, and a slice of American cheese.

Quarter Pounder

100% fresh beef seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper, sizzled on a flat iron grill, then topped with slivered onions, tangy pickles, and two slices of melty American cheese.

Double Quarter Pounder

Two-quarter pound* 100% fresh beef burger patties seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper, sizzled on a flat iron grill, then topped with slivered onions, tangy pickles, and two slices of melty cheese.

Big Tasty

A 100% beef burger with crunchy bacon, Emmental cheese, juicy tomato, fresh onions and fresh lettuce.

Double Big Tasty

Two large 100% beef burgers with crunchy bacon, Emmental cheese, juicy tomato, fresh onions and fresh lettuce.

Other low-carb options at Mcdonald’s in the Netherlands

The options below may not be totally keto, but they for sure are low-carb.

Grilled Chicken Salad – Sweet &Spicy

Salad with grilled, marinated chicken, with tomatoes and paprika-flavored crunch. It contains a few pieces of red apple and corn. The curry-apple dressing is aside and you can choose to not mix it to the salad. Excluding the dressing, this salad contains 12 grams of carbs per salad.

Side Salad

This side salad contains corn, beet, and carrots.

Are the chicken Nuggets in McDonald’s keto?

Since the chicken Nuggets in McDonald’s contain sugar and flour, they are not keto-friendly.

Are the chicken Tenders in McDonald’s keto?

Same as for the chicken Nuggets, Chicken Tenders in McDonald’s contain sugar and flour, and they are not keto-friendly.

Sugar-free low-carb Cold drinks at McDonald’s

Sugar-free, safe drink for the keto:

  • Water
  • Sugar-free soft drinks (Cola)

Is there any keto low-carb dessert at McDonald’s?

No, unfortunately, all the desserts in McDonald’s contain sugar and they are high in carbs.


I hope this article will be helpful to guide you in your keto and low-carb eating at McDonald’s in the Netherlands.


More articles:

Keto options at BK

Where to buy keto products in the Netherlands

Best places for a keto coffee in the Netherlands

Bone broth in the Netherlands


My name is Simona, a keto enthusiast, based in the Netherlands.

I live with my husband, my cat Newton, and a fridge full of cheese.


You find me on Instagram, Pinterest, and sometimes on Facebook.


I also write a lot of keto recipes on my Italian blog keto-with-simona.

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