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Taco Bell Bariatric Friendly Foods: After Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Dieting

Taco Bell is known for new innovative menu items hitting their restaurants like; Gorditas, Crunchwrap, an entire Fresco Menu and most recently Nacho Fries.

They are also known for having some of the best low calorie food items, from any fast food restaurant. They include a wide variety of options and a value menu, which includes many of the low calorie items.

Now that you are craving Taco Bell. The question running through your mind is: What should I order at Taco Bell after undergoing bariatric surgery?

>Which foods are bariatric friendly to post gastric sleeve surgery and post bypass surgery patients1https://fastfoodnutrition.org/fast-food-restaurants?

Taco Bell Regular Menu – Bariatric Friendly

Black Beans Black Beans Crunchy Taco Chicken Crunchy Taco Pintos and Cheese Spicy Tostada Beef Soft Taco
Nutrition Facts Black Beans Black Beans and Rice Crunchy Taco Chicken Soft Taco Pintos and Cheese Spicy Tostada Beef Soft Taco
Calories 80 170 170 170 180 190 200
Cal Fat 10 30 90 50 60 90 80
Fat 2 3 10 6 7 10 9
Carbs 12 31 12 18 20 22 19
Fiber 5 4 3 1 7 6 3
Sugar 1 0 1 1 1 2 1
Protein 4 4 8 12 9 6 10
Phase Approved 4 4 5 5 4 5 5
  • Black Beans – Side order black beans
  • Black Beans and Rice – Side black beans over a bed of Spanish rice.
  • Crunchy Taco – Crispy corn tortilla shell stuffed with ground beef, lettuce, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Chicken Soft Taco – Shredded chicken, lettuce, crunchy red tortilla chip strips, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Pintos and Cheese – Side order of pintos beans topped with melted shredded cheese.
  • Spicy Tostada – Refried beans, red sauce, creamy chipotle sauce, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, and tomatoes on a crunchy tostada shell.
  • Beef Soft Taco – Soft flour tortilla stuffed with ground beef, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.

Bariatric Friendly Items From Taco Bell

Taco Bell’s Fresco Menu – Bariatric Friendly

Taco Bell’s Fresco items replaces cheese, creamy sauce, sour cream or guacamole with pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts Fresco Crunchy Taco Fresco Soft Taco Fresco Chicken Soft Taco Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco
Calories 140 170 150 150
Cal Fat 70 60 35 35
Fat 8 7 4 4
Carbs 13 20 18 19
Fiber 3 3 2 2
Sugar 1 2 2 2
Protein 6 8 11 9
Phase Approved 5 5 5 5
  • Fresco Crunchy Taco – Crispy corn tortilla shell with ground beef, lettuce, and pico de gallo.
  • Fresco Soft Taco – Soft flour tortilla with ground beef, lettuce and pico de gallo.
  • Fresco Chicken Soft Taco Shredded chicken, lettuce, and pico de gallo on a soft flour tortilla.
  • Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco – Grilled steak, lettuce and pico de gallo on a soft flour tortilla.

Bariatric Friendly Items from Taco Bell 2

Sample Menu Orders: Still Not Sure What to Order? 

Breakfast:

  1. Black Beans and a Fresco Crunchy Taco.

Lunch: 

  1. Fresco Chicken Soft Taco
  2. Pintos and Cheese and Fresco Crunchy Taco.

Dinner:

  1. Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco

Super Hungry:

  1. Fresco Chicken Soft Taco and Black Beans and Rice
Breakfast:

Black Beans and Fresco Crunchy Taco

Lunch:

Fresco Chicken Soft Taco

Lunch:

 Pintos and Cheese and Fresco Crunchy Taco

Dinner:

Grilled Steak Soft Taco

Super Hungry:

Fresco Chicken Soft Taco and Black Beans and Rice

Calories 220 150 320 150 320
Cal Fat 80 35 76 35 65
Fat 10 4 15 4 7
Carbs 25 18 21 19 49
Fiber 8 2 10 2 6
Sugar 2 2 2 2 2
Protein 10 11 15 9 15
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5

Taco Bell History

Glen Bell, the creator of Taco Bell, started his first restaurant in Downey, California in 1962. By 1967, Taco Bell opened another 100 restaurants.

During the early 1990’s the Taco Bell foundation partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of America. By 2002, Taco Bell’s foundation hit the 10 million mark in donations for at-risk teens participating in the TEENsupreme program with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Taco Bell Foundation has continued to further its contributions by creating a Scholarship program, Live Mas, in 2016. Aimed at empowering the next generation of creators and innovators.

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