For the last few years, I been a big fan of Chipotle, a chain of burrito restaurants. The burritos are good, they meat is from animals raised without hormones and antibiotics, same with the sour cream. The beans are ecologically grown, etc. In short, I been feeling good eating there, and I also thought the food was reasonable healthy.
Last Saturday I went to get a haircut, and happened to pick up Men’s Health or some similar magazine. They had a tip; have a bol (bowl) at Chipotle instead of a burrito, skip the sourcream and cheese and add double tomatoes. They said that the tortilla by itself was 300 calories!
I looked onthe Chipotle website, but no nutritional information. But I found a site that had it, Chipotlefan.com. I added up what I usually get in my burrioto: Tortilla, rice, pinto beans, barbacoa meat, tomato, corn, hot sauce, cheese and sourcream. 1136 calories, 42 grams of fat!
So today I tried their bol (a paper/cardbord bowl with the ingredients put in). Rice, pinto beans, barbacoa meat, tomato, hot sauce and lettuce. 521 calories, 13 grams of fat. Much better, and it tasted great. Next time i will skip the beans, that will bring me down to 413 calories, 12 gram of fat. That’s less than a double cheeseburger at McDonalds (440 calories, 23 grams of fat), but more food and healthier.