Chipotle burrito health facts : is it Healthy?

A burrito is a famous Mexican food which consists of a flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a filling. In the United States and Canada, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a chain of restaurants specializing in burritos. Across the country, chipotle has over 1,000 locations. They claim that without the use of antibiotics or hormones, 100% of their pork and chicken and 50% of their beef is raised humanely. In this article, you can find the health facts and nutritional information regarding chipotle burrito.

Ingredients of chipotle burrito:

  • Red hot sauce
  • Cheese
  • Steak
  • Rice
  • Black beans
  • Fajita vegetables
  • 13 inch tortilla
  • Tomato salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce

Nutritional facts of chipotle burrito:

  • Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars
  • Protein

According to some sources, this burrito has total 1293 Calories. In this burrito, sour cream can hit 1,030 calories. Flour tortilla is also single most caloric item in a burrito. If you look at the actual ingredients, you can find that all ingredients are healthy except cheese and sour cream, which are the bad stuff for the burrito.

A burrito with steak, rice, beans, cheese and sour cream along with a side of chips puts up some pretty huge numbers in the “nutrition facts”. A burrito from chipotle may be very healthy for people who are trying to increase their body weight and gain muscle.

If you are trying to lower your body fat percentage especially around abs and upper body, basically you have to burn a lot of fat and also cut down your intake of calories. As the burritos from chipotle are high in calories, it is not healthy for people who want to reduce their weight. To be super healthy, such person can eat burrito bowl without the bad stuff i.e. sour cream and cheese. A burrito bowl or “naked” burrito is a burrito or fajita served without the tortilla wrap and the fillings are placed in a bowl. Naked burritos did not contain 340-calorie of flour tortilla.


4 Comments
  1. Ambika Says:

    i don’t care much for burritos!!anywaz nice recipe…wht about chipotle? wht’s u say!!

  2. Zara Says:

    yup! i happen to love #chipotle! though, caloric intake is a tad much. check it out!!

  3. Andelina Says:

    i never eat chipotle burrito but it looks tasty…..i will try to make it….!!!!

  4. Chaity Says:

    I happen to work at Chipotle and it is possible to get a good burrito without overdoing it with the calories. One point I agree with is that you can cut out most of the calories by removing cheese, sour cream and the tortilla. But I love the tortilla, so I usually cut out the sour cream cheese and rice. I’ve lost several pounds since working at Chipotle, so eating there doesn’t automatically mean you will blow up like a balloon. Just be smart about your choices. Don’t get two scoops of rice and double cheese. The menu was created with set portions and if they are followed Chipotle can be a healthy choice.

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