Chipotle Chicken Salad
If you’ve been to Chipotle before, you have many options for meals such as a taco, burrito, salad, burrito bowl or quesadilla. When it comes to making a healthy choice, it’s important to look for a good serving of vegetables and a protein source. I find their salads are the healthiest choice on the menu. The picture above is a slightly modified salad.
Small scoop of brown rice*
Fresh Tomato Salsa
* represents a modification.
Most salads come with the option of beans, but they don’t include rice or fajita vegetables, so I’ll ask for a substitution. Instead of choosing beans, I choose a small serving of rice. Rice isn’t necessarily a better choice, but it’s my preference. To keep the carbohydrates at a serving size, I pick one instead doubling starch by asking for rice & beans. By adding fajita vegetables to the salad, it increases your overall vegetable consumption for the meal. The Chipotle salads come with salad dressing, but I find the salsa can easily take it’s place.
Nutrition facts: 430 calories, 14.5g fat, 42g carbohydrates, 5.5g fiber, 38.5g protein.
Use Chipotle’s nutrition calculator to calculate other meals you enjoy.