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Chipotle Breakdown

Many of us pick fast food places like Chipotle because we think that it is the healthy alternative to other restaurants on the go. It can be, but you have to choose wisely so before you head out to Chipotle, I've broken the menu down from the nutrition chart below.

So say you get a burrito with chicken, rice, black beans, cheese, sour cream and guacamole; you're looking at about 1,319 calories. [gasp]

Do yourself a favor and get a bowl (no wrap), with chicken and fajita veggies, tomato salsa and lettuce -- Skip the rice, cheese, sour cream and guacamole and it will only be 349 calories.

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winzy123 winzy123 9 years
I know this is an old post but just to correct the person who said McDonalds owned Chipotle...this is no longer true. As of late 2006 McDonalds completely divested its stock in Chipotle so no need to ban this place because of that
glitterandgold glitterandgold 9 years
I get two steak tacos! They're filling and they don't have much in it but lettuce and tomatoes. It costs $2 something!!!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years THAT's why I gained 40 lbs in about 7 months when I got with my boyfriend....we ate that THREE to FOUR times a WEEK!!!
wednesday181 wednesday181 10 years
... "think", not "thing"... danged typos...
wednesday181 wednesday181 10 years
Luckily, I live where there's a Freebirds, a true, independent and original giant burrito shop (i.e., it's been around at least 15 years, far longer than Chipotle). And I know it's horrible for me, but that's why I only go every once in a while. You'd never thing that BBQ sauce would be good on a burrito, but theirs is like heaven. I'd never trust a McDonalds burrito anyway. I'd rather go with something funky, not corporate, and almost completely Texan. ;)
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
me too rkdub...that's another reason i go there...responsible farming is important and from what i've read they use all free range etc!
rkdub rkdub 10 years
bummer.... I really really really like their guac and tomato salsa. Maybe I will just start getting rid of the rice.... I'd get rid of the burrito tortilla, but it's soooo good....
rkdub rkdub 10 years
Here in KC, they use free range chicken with no antibiotics, etc. which is what I really like. I normally do not do fast food at all because of the low quality meats that are used, etc. but because of all the "natural" stuff Chipolte uses, I can usually talk myself into it.... like yesterday... but I can see my burrito with rice, black beans, steak, guac, sour cream, cheese, tomato salsa, and more guac probably isn't the best way to go :(
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
looks gross.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
I know it is bad for me - but every once in awhile you just need to have one. The tortilla and rice are my favorite parts, so if I plan it right I can splurge about once a month or so.
Katerkins Katerkins 10 years
I love love love chipotle, I've been eating there for years and years! I just opt for less rice, and I cut my burrito in half to save part for later. Chicken quesadillas are also good, still a lot of fat and decent amount of calories, luckily I'm a college athlete, so I can afford it!
Acey Acey 10 years
No wonder I always go into a food coma after a chipotle burrito.. no bueno. The bowls are good though
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
723 cal... i still like it ;) call me a fatass if you want. oh and they're not owned by mc donalds any more.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i looooooove chipotle but i just don't go to fast food places unless i'm on a road trip or something. i don't need the extra calories and i sure don't need to spend the extra money.
cubadog cubadog 10 years
I only eat the bowls with out the rice and lettuce. I have never had a buritto from there as strange as it may sound. I figured since Baja's burritos are 5 meals Chipotle's would be about the same. Plus I have a hard time accepting that they are owned by McDonalds now. I haven't there since I found that out.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Chipotle's gross.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i love chipolte but only go there every 2 weeks or so. i get veg burrito with rice beans tomato salsa and sour cream....not as bad but still not good! so delicious.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I think I'll just skip Chipotle all's been so long since I had it, I don't think I'd miss it anyway.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I meant TWO servings
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Their bowls are techniqually like servings so you can cut it in half again I always get rice, some meat (usually chicken or whatever looks the freshest), pico de gallo, green tomatillo salsa and cheese. I love their corn salsa. It is sooooo good but I cant eat it anymore because my body decided it doesnt like corn anymore
iffermay iffermay 10 years
WOW!!! I love their burritos, but I gues they will be few and far between..... so, fajita bowls from now on.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I always thought those pita wraps were healthy for you considering the white bread alternatives out there. I would go to Chipotle out of thinking I could get healthy fast food, but this article has made me look differently at the menu. Thanks Fit!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i used to work at chipotle for a summer job once, they put a stick of butter in the rice. mmmmmmmmm
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