Skip to content

The Top Swap at Chipotle

Chiptole sofritas 6 wasy to lose weight at chipotle.jpg

We've always commended Chipotle for the integrity of its ingredients and the flexibility of its menu. And recent addition of a vegan protein option, Sofritas, in some of its outlets is a big nutritional step forward. But this burrito bar could still do a lot better. After years of telling people to avoid the meal-wrecking chips (570 calories), flour burrito tortillas (300 calories), and vinaigrette (270 calories), we have a challenge for Chipotle: Offer a smaller version of your belly-busting burrito.

Eat This

Soft Corn Tortilla Tacos with Steak, Cheese, Lettuce, and Fresh Tomato Salsa

Calories

525

Fat

14 g

Saturated fat

7 g

Sodium

1,040 mg

Not That!

Burrito with Steak, Black Beans, Cilantro-Lime Rice, Cheese, Sour Cream, and Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa

Calories

1,090

Fat

40 g

Saturated fat

15 g

Sodium

2,195 mg

Unlike most chains, Chipotle offers soft corn tortillas; three taco-sized corn wraps have no fat, 6 g fiber, and just 210 calories. That means twice the fiber and none of the fat found in the flour variety.

ALL NEW FOR 2015! Enjoy All Your Favorite Foods—And Watch the Pounds Disappear! Click here to buy the new Eat This, Not That! book, the authoritative guide to all your favorite restaurant and supermarket foods.