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Jack in the Box Bariatric Friendly Food: After Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Dieting

Jack in the Box is known for their collective menu and their comical television and radio commercials. Not only do they grab your attention, but for most of us, they leave us craving a tasty menu item. 

What should you order at Jack in the Box after bariatric surgery? Which foods are bariatric friendly to post gastric sleeve and post bypass surgery patients?

Unlike other, fast food restaurants, such as Chick-Fil-A, there is only a limited selection for bariatric friendly items1https://fastfoodnutrition.org/jack-in-the-box.

Side Salad Mini Pancakes Tacos Grilled Chicken Strips Grilled Chicken Salad Popcorn Chicken Breakfast Jack Chicken Fajita Pita Leafed Iceberg Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club
Nutrition Facts Side Salad with Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Mini Pancakes Beef Taco Grilled Chicken Strips Grilled Chicken Salad Classic Popcorn Chicken Breakfast Jack Chicken Fajita Pita Grilled Chicken Club
Calories 45 140 190 250 250 260 280 330 360
Cal Fat 10 15 100 60 90 80 100 80 180
Fat 2 2 11 7 9 9 11 9 20
Carbs 7 28 17 5 14 25 30 35 12
Fiber 2 1 2 0 4 1 1 4 4
Sugar 2 6 3 3 6 1 4 4 5
Protein 1 4 6 43 28 17 16 27 37
Phase

Approval

5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5

Bariatric Friendly Item Descriptions

  • Side Salad with Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette – Iceberg and romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and seasoned croutons.
  • Mini Pancakes – Warm bite size pancakes, 8 in one order.
  • Beef Taco – Beef with American cheese, lettuce and taco sauce.
  • Grilled Chicken Strips – All white Meat chicken strips
  • Grilled Chicken Salad – Flamed grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, seasoned croutons on a bed of iceberg and romaine lettuce.
  • Classic Popcorn Chicken – Made with 100% all white meat, breaded and fried.
  • Breakfast Jack – Ham, Egg and American Cheese served on a bun.
  • Chicken Fajita Pita – Pita has 16 grams of whole grain filled with flame grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion and tomatoes.
    Grilled Chicken Club – Grilled all white meat chicken with bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough bread.

Meal Selections: Still having a hard time choosing

Breakfast:

  1. Breakfast Jack
  2. Mini Pancakes

Lunch:

  1. Side Salad with Low-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette and Beef Taco OR Grilled Chicken Strips

Dinner:

  1. Grilled Chicken Club
  2. Grilled Chicken Salad

Super Hungry:

  1. Chicken Fajita Pita
  2. Classic Popcorn Chicken and Side Salad
Breakfast:

Mini Pancakes

Breakfast:

Breakfast Jack

Lunch:

Side Salad and Beef Taco

Lunch:

Grilled Chicken Strips

Dinner:

Grilled Chicken Salad

Dinner:

Grilled Chicken Club

Super Hungry:

Classic Popcorn Chicken and Side Salad

Super Hungry:

Chicken Fajita Pita

Calories 140 280 235 250 250 360 295 330
Cal Fat 15 100  110 60 90 180 100 80
Fat 2 11  13 7 9 20 11 9
Carbs 28 30 24 5 14 12 21 35
Fiber 1 1 4 0 4 4 6 4
Sugar 6 4 7 3 6 5 10 4
Protein 4 16 7 43 28 37 29 27
Phase Approval 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5

Jack in the Box History

Opened in 1951, by a businessman in San Diego, Jack in the Box was designed with an intercom and drive thru window to accommodate motorists heading into the city. Complete with a large, Jack in the box clown upon the roof.

Within a decade the restaurant expanded into Arizona and Texas, then later sold over 200 locations into the Midwestern and Eastern markets of the United States.

Today Jack in the box is proud to provide customers  with on-the -go convenience, an expanded menu to include hamburgers, salads and serving breakfast all day. Many locations include late night hours, opening 18-24 hours a day.

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