3 Healthy Meal Choices at Chipotle Mexican Grill – Mind Over Munch



the most common order at Chipotle according to the internet and coincidentally my favorite meal to a burrito bowl with rice being meat of choice the feet of veggies tomato salsa tea sour cream lettuce walk and a side of chick wowza that's more calories than 11 cinnamon rolls hey munchers a lot of you have requested another educational breakdown video since it has been a while so today I am sharing three healthy meal options after cooling as well as three menu items that are probably doing the most damage before I get started I wanted to just put up a quick disclaimer on the screen this way the people who want to comment negatively and attack me for the objective information I'm about to serve I can come back read that and recognize but I'm not here to tell them what to do I'm just offering guidance to help people make informed decisions this is a no-judgment zone and you need to do what's right for you I will be using two pole ways online nutrition calculator to help guide us through these three meals and I will link that in the description box below for you to access our step burrito hole so steak is lower in calories and fats and chicken it is not specified if the chicken is breast or not so the fat could be coming from it being white and dark meat or it could be prepared with extra oil and fat for the most part the chicken steak and barbacoa are very close mackerel eyes to choose what you like but don't choose chicken singing it's healthier lower in fat or lower in calories brown rice is generally a healthier choice if it's long grain it should be a tad higher in fiber and protein slightly lower in carbs and one interesting thing about Chipotle specifically is it's also lower in sodium which is very important and we will touch on more thoroughly in a minute black and pinto beans are not too different and are both healthy choices they do contain sodium Batu's whichever you prefer or neither if you want both consider half-and-half rather than doubling up but heated vegetables we would think should add fiber but they don't really add as much as I like they're very low in fat and calories and will add volume and nutrition to my meal so I'm adding them for toppings I'm going with the tomatillo green chili salsa it's the lowest in sodium which is really starting to add up for my meal it's low in calories and has zero fat I love the fresh tomato salsa but the sodium is over double of the tomatillo green and the corn salsa is very tasty but it adds an additional 16 grams of carbs to my meal of course cards are wonderful fuel but many people may not need or for her 80 grams plus of carbs in one meal so it's worth considering of course depending on the person and your lifestyle when it comes to our fattier elements like sour cream cheese and guacamole we've got to define when those calories and fat are worth it the guac is definitely the most nutritious choice and Chipotle aslaug is quite clean containing only avocados lime juice and spices but still it's a lot of fat in one serving and the servings are quite large but this meal I'm skipping it and depending on the social for flavor instead I'll also add romaine lettuce because why not extras I told you I was going to share three items to not order at Chipotle so here is number one chips and walk trust me I know the chips and guac are the best thing that they have thumbs up if you agree but look at the fat 800 calories 49 grams of fat seven of which are saturated and 81 grams of car just in chips and guac which are your side dish yes we discuss the cleanliness of the nutrition cuacamole but you guys we have to be real with ourselves here about the overall consumption truth be told we'd be better off adding some of that gloss to our meal and skip in the chick total calories for this first meal 515 members 13 grams of fat 67 grams of carbs 32 grams of protein we've got a fairly balanced meal that isn't too high in saturated fat and provides what we should be primarily concerned with you'll just notice how the stats change if I were to add that four ounce serving of block even if it is healthy unsaturated fat or if we had those chips and blocks the real thing we need to discuss with this meal sodium this meal contains 1,250 milligrams of sodium if you don't get the chips in block the eh-eh-eh recommends no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium a day and an ideal limit of 1500 milligrams for most adults so that one meal is almost as much as the ideal limit for your entire day granted sodium is going to be high almost no matter what when you go out to eat Chipotle just lets us actually see that when we calculate it out unlike restaurants that don't offer nutrition while it is a high number it's important to remember that if we aren't eating Chipotle every day and are enjoying it in moderation then our bodies can hear the occasional extra intake of sodium if we are healthy otherwise when it comes to our diets or exercise and drinking large amounts of water if we are eating Chipotle regularly and are not exercising and not watching Allie and not drinking water then yes we want to be more consider of that sodium and of course if you have any other pre-existing health conditions that require you to monitor your intake another factor to consider if it's can last you two meals instead of one you cut all the numbers in half making it much more nutritionally manageable next up a salad this one will go more quickly now that we've gone through the menu once obviously we need to let us for our salad let's really change things up here and omit the meat completely say what I noticed some Chipotle fans it sounds like to spin but honestly a rice and bean salad is a delicious and nutritious way to keep calories down while still feeling satisfied will keep brown eyes as we did previously I'll go with black beans it's time to switch it up and of course I'll add the heated veggies for bulk and since I didn't get them meat this round I'm going to double up on those veggies to make sure I'm not left hungry now you can't do the doubling up calculation on the Chipotle website but with some manual calculating and editing magic there we go we haven't used the red tomatillo salsa yet which is high in sodium but low in calories and has no fat there is no reason for us also to have fat I could skip the fatty element again but this one is still a bit low in calories and I might still get hungry so I'm going to add the block but quick tip you can ask for a half portion of blocks easy easy plus 4 ounces of floss is quite a large serving anyway cue editing Magic Man now this is a salad so we've got to talk about the salad dressing and it is time for our second of three items of what not to order at Chipotle the vinaigrette check it out the vinaigrette at Chipotle was pretty horrendous stat because it is a vinaigrette which means it's an oil base we don't know what type of oil that means but regardless 25 grams of fat and 270 calories for two ounces of dressing is a lot this is a classic example of where the dressing can nutritionally ruin a healthy salad tweak also not to be forgotten the fact that the sodium here is higher than almost any other item on the menu and there's a whopping 12 grams of added sugar 18 grams of carbs in a dressing I'd rather eat a slice of bread or an apple yikes that is pretty much a tub of oil mixed with sugar and salt I'd go with any of those salsa options in place of the dressing for the salad total calories 525 macros 18 point five grams fat 76 grams of carbohydrates 15 grams of protein macros if you had gotten a salad dressing wowza and remember last alsa meet and your sodium 1483 milligrams we've still got a good amount of protein even without the meat but sodium is a bit high and if you're wanting a meal that will fill you up at Chipotle chances are the sodium as a sacrifice you have to make just remember to drink lots of water throughout the day and the next day to help flush out your system and try to find a balance with your other meals on surrounding days it could be a good idea to get the salsa on the side and just add a bit as needed if you're finding this information helpful remember to subscribe to the channel and give this video a thumbs up time for our final meal examples if you're more of a handheld Mexican cuisine person how about the tacos now you could choose regular tacos but if you think the portions that you totally are large you may consider a cheese meal which offers two tacos instead of three this mall side instead and fun tip you don't have to be a kid to order them the differences in tortilla choices are amazing you would think the crispy would be worth because they're fried but the fat in the crispy and flour tortillas are the same and the calories are actually higher in the flour the craziest part that sodium and that is only for two taco shells not breathe when we add the soft corn tortillas to the mix we hit gold same calories is crispy surprisingly but only one gram of fat instead of five for the two shells they are relatively low sodium but still higher in flavor because it's corn rather than refined flour for me let's switch it up this time and go with barbacoa we already know the situation with the protein from the first meal for tacos I'm not sure I need both rice and beans because one greener starch is often enough to satisfy since we already have the cockleshell plus adding both can over fill these tacos and make them tough to eat anyway I'm going with the black beans and I'll keep the veggies for both to for salsa it just wouldn't be a classic taco without the fresh tomato salsa for me it is high in sodium but it's the lowest in calories and the rest of my ingredients are lower in sodium than my previous meal to try and offer some Florida balance you'll win some you lose breasts out of your element let's go with block because this meal is still not too high in calories or fat and the guac will help satisfy make the meal more filling and give me some of those healthy unsaturated fats plus the cave's portion of block is a much more appropriate size even for adults and let's keep the romaine lettuce again because it's more like a fresh garnish anyway the kids meal also has a side option so why not go with a mandarin orange or Valencia orange you have a more fuel filled choice than the chip the answer is of course the chips taste better but I assume you're watching this because you want to make a healthier choice total calories 490 macros 15 point five grams of fat 61 grams of carbs 21 grams of protein sodium 1075 milligrams so this meal is the lowest in calories that we've seen but remember calories don't define how stealthy something is one reason this is perhaps a better choice is it is lower in sodium but those corn tortillas possibly aren't providing as much nutritious fuel as a salad or Bowl it's a toss up and when you're eating out is always going to be finding a balance and a bit of give and take with macronutrients something might have more calories but it might be lower in sodium or more fuel filled you have to decide what's worth it to you and the only way you can do that is like educating yourself so good job to you for making it through this video we still have one final what not to eat item to discuss and the winner is a lo burrito so not surprising the flour tortilla of the burrito is just absurd 300 calories Wow 10 grams of fat why 46 grams of carbs which is a lot for a single wrap but really what gets me you guessed it it's the sodium almost 700 milligrams of sodium in just the tortilla even if we pick the chicken which is the lowest skip the rice choose black beans which are lower in sodium get veggies tomato salsa get all fatty elements we still get 2000 milligrams of sodium in one burrito and who is really getting a burrito that actually skips the rice sour cream and cheese and block I've seasoned rice back and you're at twenty five hundred milligrams exceeding anyone's daily recommendation not to mention a thousand calories so just be careful and more importantly be aware again I'm not saying to never order the burrito I totally again I'm saying when you do decide to treat yourself to it know what you're getting into and acknowledge the fact that it's in the trees and rain glass of water there is no one healthy meal at Chipotle it's all about how you build it I encourage you to get on the website and try out there calculator to see where you can adjust your order to make it more nutritionally favorable and consider options we've discussed like ordering toppings on the side or adding only portions of them let me know what other restaurants you'd like me to go through step by step like this with you remember to subscribe for more content like this and give this video a thumbs up if you found the information useful and most importantly remember that I am never judging your choices it's your journey we all have our own battles and you will all get to wherever we're going in our own time I love you I will see you next week and remember it's all a matter of mind over munch

20 Comments

  1. Chipotle is horrible & has been sued for its practices towards its employees

  2. I don't even know why im watching this. The fact that sodium, calories, and fat are the only things being attacked is kinda cringey.

  3. My Favorite Chipotle Meal: 3 Tacos
    (No Guacamole, I don't really like Guacamole)
    ~Crispy Corn Tortillas
    ~Brown Rice
    ~Pinto Beans
    ~Fajita Veggies
    ~Romaine Lettuce
    ~Sour Cream
    and
    ~Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa
    —————————————————————————————
    ^Nutrition For This Meal:
    Calories: 690
    Total Fat: 25.5 g
    Saturated Fat: 9 g
    Cholesterol: 40 mg
    Sodium: 840 mg
    Total Carbs: 98 g
    Dietary Fiber: 15 g
    Sugar: 7 g
    Protein: 18 g

  4. People go to Chipotle for salads?

  5. Mein Tumhari choot Chaaaat Sakta hon Kiya?????πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜—πŸ˜™πŸ˜š

  6. My order is just chicken white rice corn lettuce and a little bit of hot sauce

  7. You do too god damn much. Just eat high fat low or no carb diet. Easy.

  8. I also think the best thing about chipotle is even if I’m getting a 1000 calorie bowl (which checking it out now, I only do about 700 calories) I NEVER eat a whole bowl at once. That usually my lunch/dinner. You get a hell of a lot of food at chipotle for the price, and it’s usually a meal and a half or two.

  9. The vinaigrette is rice oil – a former employee

  10. What if you get the burrito with chicken, veggies, lettuce and cheese? I eat that at home everyday (from the grocery store). My sodium level is fine. Plus, I follow that One Meal A Day eating habit.

  11. damn I was eating 1 burrito with everything in it everyday for my diet my jaw dropped at the end

  12. Great video except that with the kids build your own you can't get more than three toppings

  13. Moe's is my absolute favorite place! I can get a 10-inch burrito with steak, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled green peppers, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream for just 427 calories! It also has 29 grams of protein! 670 milligrams of sodium, which I personally don't think is too bad as I only drink water – and a lot of it.
    Thank you for this eye-opening video!

  14. Sometimes, Chipotle is so salty!!

  15. I cannot skip guac and sour cream………..just impossible

  16. God, her voice sucks.

  17. can we just get everything in our bowl then split it with a friend? i do that and it ends up having less calories than the bowl she made

  18. I like the queso ._.

  19. The refined bowl is the one I eat every time. I just get heavy lettuce and light black bean.

  20. People used to fight wars over salt and getting as much food as possible, now we make these silly videos lmao

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