Chipotle Just Added a Special Keto-Friendly Salad Bowl to Its Menu
Actually, the fast-food restaurant added keto, paleo, Whole30, and high-protein salad bowls to its online and app menus.
Chipotle might not seem like diet food, but because its menu items are customizable, you can pick and choose your ingredients to fit into your eating style. Plus, last year it made its nutrition info easier to figure out. But the chain's latest additions are on a whole other diet-friendly level. The company has gone a step further by adding four new "Lifestyle Bowls" to its menu with keto, paleo, Whole30, and generic high-protein options. The new bowls are exclusive to the mobile app and website for pickup or delivery (though you could also order them in-restaurant without paying extra if you know how to craft the appropriate toppings).
Each salad bowl is designed to comply with the guidelines of their respective diets. The keto salad bowl is topped with carnitas, salsa, cheese, and obvs guac. Ditto for the Whole30 salad bowl, but swap out cheese for fajita veggies. The paleo salad bowl has barbacoa, veg, salsa, and guacamole, and the double-protein salad bowl has full servings of chicken and steak, plus black beans, salsa, sour cream, and white rice. (More Ideas: The Healthiest Orders at Chipotle According to Nutritionists)
The keto salad bowl has 42 grams of fat, 32 grams of protein, and 16 grams of carbs (per Chipotle's nutrition calculator). The Whole30 salad bowl is legume-, grain-, and dairy-free (Chipotle worked with Whole30 founder Melissa Hartwig Urban), and the paleo salad bowl is meat- and veggie-heavy. With 68 grams of protein, the double-protein salad bowl-which, side note, is actually more of a burrito bowl with some romaine-will definitely get protein-minded dieters way closer to their daily quota. We're guessing plenty of non-dieters will be drawn to these new bowls, too. For starters, carnitas, cheese, and guacamole sounds delish whether or not you're looking for a keto diet meal option. (Related: 5 Nutritionists' Fast-Food Orders)
The new menu items were all technically available before, but now dieters across the country will no longer have to google "[fill in diet] Chipotle hack" while they're in line. You don't even have to wait in line at all for that matter-Chipotle is also offering free delivery on $10+ orders through January 7. (Bless.) So if you're on one of the diets, you really have no reason not to order Chipotle over the next few days.