Chipotle is insanely delicious, super fresh, and quick. A great fast food option, but you can easily get into some high calorie trouble, if you’re not careful. Here’s a Low Calorie Chipotle meal idea to try out the next time you visit. How does 330 calories and 10 net carbs sound?
Ask for: Lettuce, refuse the salad dressing, don’t add rice, add half the beans (if you’re not watching your carbs), and add sauteed veggies. (If you are watching carbs, just get sauteed veggies instead of any beans.) Add the meat, or tofu, of your choice (chicken is a great option!) Go for the mild tomato salsa or hot green salsa, avoid the corn salsa which is high carb and high cal. And watch out for the cheese and sour cream. I normally forgo the dairy, and add guacamole on the side. Then, I eat half the guac on my salad, and eat the other half later for a snack! My rule is to only get guacamole, or sour cream, or cheese. Never all three at the same time. And avoid those corn chips… You’ll be surprised how satisfying the salad is, even without the dressing!
Your choices will change the caloric results, but here is what I always get:
My Favorite Chipotle Salad Combination: Lettuce, chicken, fajita veggies (no beans!), mild tomato salsa, half serving of guac: 330 calories, 37 g protein, 18 carbs, 8 grams fiber (10 carbs.) You can play with nutritional values with Chipotle’s Nutritional Calculator, here.
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