Eating Out: Chipotle Plant-based Burrito Bowls

My go-to fast food joint is Chipotle mainly because they went GMO-free and they use some of the freshest, high-quality ingredients in fast food. When you’re transitioning to eating more plant-based, Chipotle is a great place to eat fast because tacos and burritos. Plus, there are Chipotle places like everywhere.

I usually get a burrito bowl at Chipotle because when I found out that the tortilla alone is 300 calories and 10g of fat that truly made me gasp. I like the tortilla but don’t need it that much.  Also, without the tortilla, your meal is now gluten-free as well.

My favorite bowl is a simple veggie bowl because the price includes guacamole, it’s not extra. I get brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili corn salsa, tomatillo green chili medium salsa, and the guacamole.

I get more of the tomato salsa on the side, and sometimes I ask for extra beans for more protein. The pinto beans at Chipotle are now vegan which is awesome!

When I’m in a spicy mood, I get the Sofritas bowl. The Sofritas does have some kick to it so if you don’t like hot or spicy at all, stick with the veggie bowl. I get guacamole extra because it does help temper the Sofritas spice a bit.

The Sofritas is made exclusively for Chipotle by a local Bay Area company called Hodo Soy. Not only is their soy organic, it is grown in the U.S. which is quite a big deal so I applaud Chipotle for that.

Basically, my Sofritas order is similar – sofritas, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili corn salsa, and guacamole.

Enjoy a delicious plant-based burrito bowl at Chipotle!

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