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Good choice, bad choice: Chipotle

| September 14, 2011

Chipotle crispy shell tacos

Yes, eating at Chipotle is relatively healthy, and the staff here at Truckers News praises the restaurant for using farm-raised and grass-fed beef, chicken and pork. However, choosing the wrong breading at the Mexican grill can be disastrous for weight loss goals.

Good choice: crispy taco shell

Add any of the ingredients to the 60-calorie taco shells, minus the sour cream and cheese, for a low-calorie meal. Each crispy taco meal includes three tacos.

Calories: 60

Fat: 2g

Sodium: 10g

Carbohydrates: 9mg

Bad choice: bag of tortilla chips

The burrito bowl is by far the healthiest option. Just make sure you scoop it with a fork instead of shoveling with a bag of chips.

Calories: 570

Fat: 27g

Sodium: 420mg

Carbohydrates: 73g

In comparison, you’re saving 390 calories and 21g of fat when ordering your Chipotle on a crispy taco shell. Also, the amount of fillings you choose to put inside the tacos is enough to fill you up, compared with the overload of ingredients fashioned in the burrito and burrito bowl. Just make sure to use healthy instincts with the other ingredients, and you won’t see a bulge in your beltline.

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