I usually try to avoid eating fast food because I do not like to waste my money and I think it is very unhealthy. Since Chipotle is owned by McDonald’s, I group it in with fast food.
It’s not that I don’t like Chipotle, but it’s just that if I am going to eat out, I would rather have something else…
I have been there a couple times over the past couple years, but to me it is not very special.
However… A lot of my friends think I am crazy because they are OBSESSED with Chipotle. One of my friends gets it at least once a week and many girls in my sorority get it more than that…
Since I have my new application that gives me nutrition information on all restaurants, I decided to look into the menu to see how bad everything really is…
When I was younger, I heard rumors that a Chipotle burrito was like 100 grams of fat and one of the worst things you could eat but like I said, I never knew…until now
After looking into the menu, I was actually very surprised. Yes, Chipotle can be very bad for you, but it can also be not so terrible… it just depends on what you get.
For example, a typical burrito with the shell, meat, beans, rice, lettuce, salsa, cheese and sour cream is like almost 50 grams of fat. Way too much for one meal… and then when you add the guacamole on top of the burrito, it adds 13 grams of fat… so almost 65 grams of fat for one meal… GROSS
On the other hand, if you get a burrito bowl (no tortilla shell) with chicken, rice, peppers, lettuce, and salsa (hold the cheese, sour cream and guacamole) your meal is only 10 grams of fat. Now to me that is a HUGE difference… But when you think about it, it makes sense. In the second option, you are having your protein in the chicken, then carbs with your rice, and the rest of the meal is veggies. Not too bad.
I am still not saying Chipotle is the best choice but if you have to get something quick, or if your friends decide to go to Chipotle with you, you now can make that healthier option and feel better about your consumption there.