Maintaining a state of ketosis takes constant vigilance, but everyone eventually needs a break from meal planning, a day off from the kitchen, or the treat of having dinner delivered. Delivery from the following Fresno favorites doesn’t mean you have to sit out on the fun or cheat on your diet.
At this bistro across the street from Fresno State’s stadium, the hearty meat-forward salads with avocado are a hungry keto dieter’s best friend.
Sate your appetite with this salad featuring chunks of brisket, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocados, bell peppers, and delicious bleu cheese crumbles. To stay in the safe no-carb zone, sub red onions for battered onion straws.
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Opt for the grilled chicken breast tossed with glorious bacon, chopped hard-boiled egg, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and red onion. Leave out the brioche croutons.
Well, hot diggity dog—this beer and brats bastion has hot dog options for keto devotees, too.
Lock your lips around a bacon-wrapped hot link smothered in caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms, melted cheddar cheese, and Sriracha. It sits on a bed of lettuce instead of a bun.
Rise and dine with homey classics from this Clovis breakfast institution known for huge portions.
Pig out on a protein-heavy breakfast. Eggs can be scrambled, hard-boiled, or poached. You’ll have to skip the potatoes and bread, but adding jalapeños and a side of bacon will help buffer those losses.
In addition to cheese, it’s filled with spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli, all of which are keto superstars because they are nutrient dense, fiber rich, and low in carbs. Onions are less keto-friendly but ok in small amounts.
Fresno is a farm town at its heart and thus the college has fantastic agriculture and livestock programs. Several foods are produced in conjunction with those programs including four types of sausage (chicken enchilada, spicy Italian, jalapeño jack cheese, and sweet maple) served here with your choice of eggs.
It’s easy to fall for this diner which packs plates full of meat, seafood, and veggies. Axe the bun and trade fries for a salad, and you can even order one of the many juicy beef or turkey burgers.
This pan-seared ahi appetizer is served with a medley of vegetables and sliced avocado. Skip the ginger dipping sauce (which may have sugar) and request the Caliente Salsa under "Sauce Choice" instead.
Smoked tri-tip steak will happily keep your appetite company as will sides like green salad, fresh steamed vegetables, and spicy green beans.
Choose wisely, and you can maintain ketosis while experiencing the poke craze, the biggest food trend to come out of Hawaii since shave ice.
Choose from two, three or five scoops of protein (shrimp, spicy tuna, salmon, chicken, scallops, or seared ahi tuna) to go over a bed of seaweed salad or mixed greens. (Rice is a no-no, even if it’s of the brown variety.) Add green onions, avocado, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeños, furikake, sesame seeds, peanuts, wasabi, or masago (fish roe) to ratchet up the umami. Sesame chili oil might be your best bet if you simply can’t live without a condiment.
At Pita Grill, Mediterranean is on the menu. Trust us: Your mouth will thank you.
Dive into this tasty blend of baked eggplant (low carb but high on fiber, vitamins, and minerals), tahini, garlic, lemon, and parsley that’s topped with olive oil. Garlic, lemon, and parsley add lots of flavor without a lot of sugar or carbs and tahini is roasted sesame seed paste.
This meaty feast of chicken and beef kabobs is a carnivores dream come true. It also includes beef lula, which can be substituted for lamb. Trade the hummus, as chickpeas are frowned upon, for a green salad, tabbouleh, or tahini.
This casual diner is another excellent choice in the a.m.
Eggs cooked to order are complemented by a thick slice of hickory-smoked ham.
This popular egg option is stuffed with bacon, ham, sausage, jack cheese, and cheddar. Take it easy on the side of diced apples: They may keep the doctor away, but are pretty high in carbs as fruits go so they could blow your daily allowance quickly.