I’m pretty good about bringing my lunch to work but from time to time I like to order out with my coworkers. Luckily, most fast food chains like Chipotle now have nutrition calculators available on their websites that help you figure out how many calories and fat are in a meal. So before ordering with the group, I always check Chipotle’s online nutrition calculator to carefully craft my meal.
After learning the nutritional content of each item, I’ve found my go-to lunch:
Burrito bowl with chicken, fajita veggies, lettuce, tomato salsa, corn salsa, and guacamole. The total calorie count for this meal is 465—and I often can’t finish the entire dish because it’s so filling! I skip the beans, rice, sour cream, and cheese, which would add a whopping 510 calories for a grand total of 975! Plus, those extras would bring the saturated fat content to 17 grams compared to the four grams in my order. If you want to shake things up, check out another healthy Chipotle burrito bowl order here.
Our 2012 Weight Loss Diary writer, Yasmin, is a 33-year-old web content producer who is looking to get healthy and love her body! Follow along on her year-long weight loss journey!