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How To Eat Taco Bell When You're Counting Calories

We see you day one dieters.

Life is all about choices. One day you might be craving a Smothered Burrito, but the next day you might be looking for something lower in calories. That’s why over the past few years we’ve been focused on creating a menu with balanced options.

Did you know that nearly ¾ of our menu items are less than 500 calories? And if you’re looking to cut more calories, we suggest something we like to call “Fresco style”. Almost any menu item can be customized “Fresco style”, which replaces mayo-based sauces, cheeses, reduced-fat sour cream and guacamole on almost any menu item with freshly-prepared pico de gallo. By removing these ingredients and ordering your menu item “Fresco style”, you can reduce fat by up to 25%. Mind = blown.

So if you’re looking to eat lower in calories at Taco Bell, here are seven of our favorite “Fresco style” menu items all under 350 calories and 10 grams of fat:

1. Chicken Soft Taco "Fresco Style"
140 Calories

2. Burrito Supreme with Chicken "Fresco Style"
340 Calories

3. Crunchy Taco "Fresco Style"
140 Calories

4. Burrito Supreme with Steak "Fresco Style"
340 Calories

5. Soft Taco with Steak "Fresco Style"
140 Calories

6. Bean Burrito "Fresco Style"
350 Calories

7. Soft Taco "Fresco Style"
160 Calories

If you’d like to order a menu item “Fresco style”, just ask for it “Fresco style” at one of our restaurants, or order it online at or on our mobile app. When ordering online or through the mobile app, simply select your menu item and then select “Make It Fresco”.


Now if you’re not a fan of pico de gallo and don’t mind doing a little homework, then check out Taco Bell’s Nutrition Calculator. The Nutrition Calculator gives you nutrition facts in seconds and is so easy to use. All you have to do is choose your meal then add or remove ingredients to meet your lifestyle needs. The calculator updates instantly making it easier for you to find out how many calories are in your custom meal.


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