El Pollo Loco Corn Tortilla – A Low Calorie Mexican Restaurant
El Pollo Loco offers an expansive menu of flame-grilled chicken, fire-roasted vegetables and Mexican side dishes – no doubt why its popularity has spread so widely! While not quite as widespread as Chipotle, El Pollo Loco still makes an excellent option for families trying to keep calories down while enjoying delicious Mexican cuisine. They even provide low carb tortilla options specifically tailored for keto dieters!
The Loco Salad is an excellent low-cal option for anyone tracking their daily calorie intake. Featuring crunchy iceberg lettuce, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, grilled corn and crispy tortilla strips with zesty cilantro dressing; each 4 oz serving has just 210 calories while also being an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin A and zinc.
It is also low in saturated fat and sodium, making it an excellent option for anyone following a healthy eating plan. Another delicious low-calorie option is the Double Chicken Avocado Salad featuring fire-grilled chicken, shredded cabbage and creamy avocado slices – an impressive 33% total carbohydrates, 30% net carbohydrates, 5% fat and 19% protein; also low in sodium content while providing essential dietary fiber, vitamin A/C/K/Iron benefits.
For those counting their carbs, ordering a bowl without rice for a low-carb meal can be beneficial. This dish features fire-grilled chicken, beans, rice, shredded cheese, pico de gallo salsa and avocado slices in addition to fresh cilantro as garnish. This bowl may fit nicely into either keto or Atkins diets but may exceed your macronutrient limits depending on individual macros being tracked.
Children’s meals from BRC Burrito offer a great way for families looking to reduce calories and sodium consumption. One BRC burrito kid’s meal contains 400 calories, 11g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 23g carbohydrates, 15g protein and 940mg sodium; you could reduce this number further by offering corn, broccoli or coleslaw sides instead of fries or mac & cheese, with water instead of soda or fruit punch being their beverage of choice.
If you’re gluten-free, always ask your server about what items are on their gluten-free menu. While not claiming to be strictly gluten-free establishment, they can accommodate diners with gluten allergies or intolerance by cooking the food in a separate area away from any possible cross-contamination risks posed by cooking with flour products in general. In any event, always request that your meal is prepared using clean utensils and cookware to minimize cross-contamination risks – particularly important if there is serious sensitivity or allergy involved – something only your server knows.