Chipotle nutrition facts are not posted on its website. Even if they
were, it is always hard to calculate the true calorie content of food
that is made to order, and subject to portions that are dished up by
humans in approximate measures rather than with machine precision.
There are websites that offer online calculator tools you can use to
calculate how many calories are in a Chipotle burrito. One good one is http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator.
Smart advice for Chipotle lovers is to follow some simple rules that
apply whenever you are thinking about nutrition facts, and are not
specific to burritos.
1. Most restaurants make portions too
big. Chipotle is no exception. Whatever you order, cut it in half,
share it with a friend, put it in the fridge or otherwise dispose of
one half of your order begin you start eating.
2. Remember to balance your meal by
including a small amount of each of the food groups in your portion
(protein, carbohydrates and vegetables) rather than picking out just
the meat and throwing away the rice or beans.
3. 2 or 3 ounces of meat is a SMALL
amount. Keep the meat portion small to keep the calorie and fat content
Chipotle does a lot to ensure that their meat and other ingredients are
wholesome and good. For example, did you know that Chipotle meat comes
from animals that are treated kindly? Chipotle uses pork from pigs that
are allowed to roam free in open pastures and raised the old-fashioned
way without the use of antibiotics, rather than in
Concentrated Animal Feed Operations. 100% of pork used in Chipotle is
raised this way. The restaurant uses high percentages of naturally
raised chicken and beef as well and they are working to raise those
percentages to 100% as supply sources strive to meet demand. Currently
there just isn’t a big enough supply of naturally raised
meat. So, even if you don’t know the exact number of calories
in each meal, it’s nice to know that Chipotle is conscientiously
delivering good nutrition and helping animals live better lives.
Chipotle nutrition standards are upheld in their other ingredients too.
Beans and rice are organically grown using sustainable farming
practices. Chipotle claims that ingredients grown this way are not only
better for you and for the environment, but they have better flavor
too. Their sour cream is from cows who are rBGH free (rBGH is
a synthetic hormone used to increase milk production in cows).
More Chipotle nutrition facts for you to ponder is the fact that no
artificial colors or flavorings are used in the food they serve and no
trans fats are used in the cooking process and they recycle all their
glass, plastic and cardboard.
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