Chipotle Nutrition
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Chipotle Nutrition

Chipotle nutrition facts are not posted on its website. Even if they were, it is always hard to calculate the true calorie content of food that is made to order, and subject to portions that are dished up by humans in approximate measures rather than with machine precision.
 
There are websites that offer online calculator tools you can use to calculate how many calories are in a Chipotle burrito. One good one is http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator.

Smart advice for Chipotle lovers is to follow some simple rules that apply whenever you are thinking about nutrition facts, and are not specific to burritos.

1.    Most restaurants make portions too big. Chipotle is no exception. Whatever you order, cut it in half, share it with a friend, put it in the fridge or otherwise dispose of one half of your order begin you start eating.
2.    Remember to balance your meal by including a small amount of each of the food groups in your portion (protein, carbohydrates and vegetables) rather than picking out just the meat and throwing away the rice or beans.
3.    2 or 3 ounces of meat is a SMALL amount. Keep the meat portion small to keep the calorie and fat content under control.

Chipotle does a lot to ensure that their meat and other ingredients are wholesome and good. For example, did you know that Chipotle meat comes from animals that are treated kindly? Chipotle uses pork from pigs that are allowed to roam free in open pastures and raised the old-fashioned way without the use of antibiotics,  rather than in Concentrated Animal Feed Operations. 100% of pork used in Chipotle is raised this way. The restaurant uses high percentages of naturally raised chicken and beef as well and they are working to raise those percentages to 100% as supply sources strive to meet demand. Currently there just isn’t a big enough supply of naturally raised meat.  So, even if you don’t know the exact number of calories in each meal, it’s nice to know that Chipotle is conscientiously delivering good nutrition and helping animals live better lives.

Chipotle nutrition standards are upheld in their other ingredients too. Beans and rice are organically grown using sustainable farming practices. Chipotle claims that ingredients grown this way are not only better for you and for the environment, but they have better flavor too.  Their sour cream is from cows who are rBGH free (rBGH is a synthetic hormone used to increase milk production in cows).

More Chipotle nutrition facts for you to ponder is the fact that no artificial colors or flavorings are used in the food they serve and no trans fats are used in the cooking process and they recycle all their glass, plastic and cardboard.
 
Philip Kustner

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