Friday, December 11, 2009

Are you a Chipotle fan like us???

Anyone that knows me really well knows that I really love me some Chipolte. During my "fluffy" phase I would easily pack away a steak burrito with a side of chips. It's Organic...doesn't that make it okay to eat???? HA!

I've easily made the switch over to eating a vegetarian salad which I actually like better...especially love the fact that I LIKE what I'm eating and it's not going to jump right on my rump as soon as it's ingested! LOL

Recently I ran across this website that will actually calculate the calories/fat, etc. in the chipolte menu. WHAT AN EYE OPENER to see what I was eating in the past! Oh my word. If you are a regular diner there, you've GOT to check it out!

Here was my meal in the past: Steak Burrito, cheese, sourcream, lettuce, tomato salsa, fajita onions and chips on the side. 1565 calories and 66g of fat!!!! Holy wonder I was busting out of my shorts!!!

Here are the nutrition facts for the salad I typically get: lettuce, fajita onions/peppers, corn salsa, tomato salsa, black beans and rice (although I usually ask for 1/2 the amount of rice)... only 525 calories and 19 g. of fat!!! A lot of times I will only eat half the salad and save the other half for my mid-afternoon snack. The guacamole adds 150 calories and 13g. of fat to the meal...BUT that is extremely good for you/healthy type of fat! BRING IT ON!!!
Check out the protein content too...16 g!!!

Question for you: Are you a Chipotle fan? If so, what's your favorite meal? Where you surprised with these stats???


  1. I usually just get the salad with the veggies and guac. If I'm feeling extra sassy, I get the beans too. I LOVE it!! I could just eat the guac with a spoon.

  2. I LOVE Chipotle, and eat it often when I need a quick and easy meal when I'm off to babysit. I get a burrito bowl, no meat. It has rice, black beans, onions, peppers, tomato salsa, sour cream, and a lil cheese on top..I also add guac and chips: )

  3. YES I LOOOOOVE Chipotle and for some reason I haven't eaten there in forever. I think that's because I was exactly like you in that I used to order their burritos, which are GINORMOUS! If I went back there now I'd for sure get the salads, especially because I remember looking up the nutritional info one time and saw how many calories a burrito has. That's probably also why I haven't gone back, but now that I'm more into salads I should give the place a whirl. I think it is comparable to Moe's Southwest Grill, no?

  4. Roddy found that site (or one like it) a while back and we calculated our calories and fat...CRAZY!

  5. Love Chipotle! I have not been since we lived in MN....we don't have them here:( I think I used to ordder the grilled chicken burrito, lots of rice, beans, the fresh salsa. I'm a big eater....I loved the size of those things!

    But, I do remember often splitting 1 with a girlfriend....makes me feel better remembering that :)