Low Carb Chipotle Options for Keto Dieters
Eating out while following a keto diet shouldn’t mean feeling deprived. With places like Chipotle that serve meat, guacamole, fresh salsas and cheese, a meal out can feel like a well-deserved treat, all while keeping you in the zone.
Chipotle has been around for 25 years and is the way you want fast food to be: fresh, tasty, not too expensive, and tolerably healthy. Started in Denver and once owned by McDonald’s, Chipotle is a Mexican food chain that can be found in almost every state.
Since there are a lot of rice and beans and tortillas at Chipotle, your best bet will be to order a salad bowl. Don’t curl up your nose! A Chipotle salad doesn’t mean you’ll be having a rabbit’s lunch of lettuce. There are so many keto-friendly ingredients, you can create a new combination virtually every visit. The most important step to take will be to plan your meal ahead of time so you don’t go hog-wild when you get to the restaurant.
Keto-Friendly Salad Bowl Ingredients at Chipotle
• Chicken (0 net carbs, 7g fat, 33g protein)
• Steak (0 net carbs, 6g fat, 22g protein)
• Carnitas (0 net carbs, 12g fat 24g protein)
• Fresh Tomato Salsa (0 net carbs, 0g fat, 1g protein)
• Romaine Lettuce (0 net carbs, 0g fat, 1g protein)
• Cheese (1 net carb, 8g fat, 7g protein)
• Chorizo (1 net carb, 18g fat, 33g protein)
• Barbacoa (1 net carb, 7g fat, 25g protein)
• Guacamole (2 net carbs, 22g fat, 3g protein)
• Sour Cream (2 net carbs, 9g fat, 3g protein)
• Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa (2.5 net carbs)
• Fajita Vegetables (3 net carbs, 0.5g fat, 2g protein)
• Sofritas (5.5 net carbs, 10g fat, 9g protein)
You can also ask for fresh cilantro (0 net carbs) for some extra zing. (It’s technically on the “secret” menu.)
What to Drink at Chipotle for the Keto Diet
Sorry guys and gals, the margaritas are out. Stick with water, sparkling water, or diet soda if you must.
Chipotle has a great interactive online nutrition calculator that you can use to track your macros. You can also find nutrition information on myfitnesspal. Whatever you decide to do, keep in mind that fast food should only comprise a small part of any healthy diet and is not for regular consumption.