Friday, November 2, 2012

Eating healthy at Chipotle

Chipotle is one of those places where the food is hella good but super fattening. Whenever I eat there, I  prepare for the “feast” by telling myself “OK, I’m having this burrito today, but tomorrow I’ll be on it”. Even though there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself (every now and then), I wanted to find a go-to item that was calorie friendly but didn’t make me feel deprived.

Introducing the Chipotle Salad

The Chipotle salad is a tasty and filling alternative to your standard burrito. BUT, what sets it off is the dressing served with it. I’m not sure what they put in that vinaigrette, but it’s incredible. Unfortunately, the dressing has a TON of calories, which can blow your entire calorie (or points) count for the day. Below is my lower calorie version of the salad. I get it everytime I go to Chipotle and I love it…I consider it my “healthier” splurge for the day.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think.

Build your salad with the following:
Black beans
Fajita Veggies
2 scoops of mild salsa
Extra lettuce
(No cheese, or sour cream.-the 2 scoops of salsa add extra flavor and kick so you really don’t miss them anyway )


Watchers points: 12 (8 points without the guacamole).

Check out Chipotle's nutrition calculator for specific info.