Now I’m not sure this warrants stuffing down a cheesy gordita crunch and calling it part of your diet, but yes, it’s true, Taco Bell officially became one of the healthiest America’s healthiest fast food chains. While everyone was selfishly worried about themselves and their New Years resolutions, no one saw Taco Bell quietly making their own. Our same beloved haven that sells a Dorito shelled taco and Cheeto burritos is going slim.
Okay, so it’s not really that serious, in reality, they actually were trying to lay low and not shove their lifestyle change in our faces, which we can appreciate.
“Us touting ourselves as a health halo–it’s not authentic and it’s not real,” Taco Bell spokesman Alec Boyle told FoodBeast.
But they are making some changes so that you can pig out on a flamin’ hot Frito’s taco if you’re in need of a ‘cheat day’ or something healthy from their new menu options.
But the plot thickens y’all: Taco Bell’s dietician – I know, I know, nothing makes sense anymore. First Taco Bell has a dietician, next you’ll tell me veggie burgers bleed; but stay with me, here – and product developer, Missy Nelson has become focused on the company serving all natural ingredients, switching over to cage-free eggs, and offering lighter (but still delicious) options. They even made a 15 percent reduction in sodium across all menu items, which is low-key awesome.
Outside of this they’re offering way more than just the traditional menu (as I aforementioned). Now there’s a high-protein “Cantina” menu, a low-calorie “Fresco” menu, and a vegetarian menu certified by the American Vegetarian Association. Vegans: There’s even an option for you now! I guess we can feel free to add Taco Bell as part of our New Year’s Resolution diet.
Looks like Taco Bell really is working on themselves, proving that tacos are love. Take some lessons from them and stop worrying about competing with everyone else, stay humble, and be inclusive of everyone (even vegans).