Just because it’s Chicken Doesn’t Mean it’s Healthier

Considering Chipotle?

You might want to make an alternate choice – choosing chicken over steak doesn’t make this over-sized meal any healthier.

As tasty as their burritos and bowls may be, you should consider this enlightening information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

chipotle chicken burrito caloriesThe Chipotle Chicken Burrito

(Includes tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, sour cream and salsa)

  • 970 calories

  • 18 grams of saturated fat

  • 2,200 milligrams of sodium

Even if you skip the cheese and sour cream, your are still scarfing down 750 calories and more than a days worth of calories. Skip the tortilla and you lose 290 calories. It’s getting better, but it’s still not a healthy portion or a healthy dish. Keep in mind, Chipotle’s menu is loaded with sodium.

At Chipotle, whether you choose steak or chicken the nutrition facts stay pretty much the same – choose carnitas and you are adding even more fat.

 

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3 comments

  1. love your headline for this post. absolutely true.

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