Eating Keto at Chipotle - A Step by Step Guide to Ordering Low Carb

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Is it possible to eat keto at Chipotle? It sure is! To help you stay keto while on the go, we’ve created this easy, step-by-step guide to ordering keto style at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

In this guide you learn how to:

Build Your Own Keto Friendly Chipotle Order

Step 1 – Choose Your Base (Burrito Bowl)

The burrito bowl is the way to go here.

The other base options - burrito, tacos, and salad - range from 19 to 47 net carbs, which could potentially kick you out of ketosis. If you're wondering why the salad isn't a keto-approved base, it's because the vinaigrette dressing clocks in a 19 net carbs and a surprising 12g of sugar.

Step 2 – Pick Your Protein

Every protein option at Chipotle is fair game on the keto diet. Here's a breakdown of the macros for a 4 oz portion of each:
  • Chicken (4 oz): 180 calories, 7g fat, 0g net carbs, 32g protein
  • Steak (4 oz): 150 calories, 6g fat, 0g net carbs, 21g protein
  • Carnitas (4 oz): 210 calories, 12g fat, 0g net carbs, 23g protein
  • Barbacoa (4 oz): 170 calories, 7g fat, 1g net carb, 24g protein
  • Chorizo (4 oz): 300 calories, 18g fat, 1 net carb, 32g protein
  • Sofritas (4 oz): 150 calories, 10g fat, 6g net carbs, 8g protein

Step 3 – Skip the Beans and Rice

Due to their carb content, rice and beans are a no-go on keto. A serving of white rice contains 39 net carbs, brown rice has 34 net carbs, black beans have 15 net carbs, and the pinto beans have 13 net carbs... so avoid these.

Step 4 – Pick Your Toppings

When selecting your toppings, stick with the high fat and/or low carb toppings we've listed here. High Fat:

  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Queso
  • Guacamole

Low Carb:

  • Lettuce
  • Fajita Vegetables
  • Salsas (Except for the Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa)

Step 5 – Skip the Chips

A serving of chips has 66g of net carbs so we'd recommend skipping these.

Step 6 – Drink Responsibly

Ditch the sodas and enjoy a glass of water, seltzer, or unsweetened iced tea. Questions about any of the ingredients? Check out the Chipotle Nutrition Calculator.

Order Ready Made Keto Burrito Bowls

Chipotle's Keto Salad Bowl

  • Lettuce
  • Carnitas
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Nutrition facts: 570 calories, 42g fat, 16g sat. fat, 14g carbs (7g net), 3g sugar, 31g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl - Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 660 calories, 46g fat, 18.5g sat. fat, 195mg cholesterol, 16g carbs (8g net), 4g sugar, 42g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Steak

  • Steak
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 630 calories, 45g fat, 18g sat. fat, 150mg cholesterol, 17g carbs (8g net), 4g sugar, 31g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Carnitas

  • Carnitas
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 690 calories, 51g fat, 22.5g sat. fat, 135mg cholesterol, 16g carbs (8g net), 4g sugar, 33g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Barbacoa

  • Barbacoa
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 650 calories, 46g fat, 18 sat. fat, 135mg cholesterol, 18g carbs (9g net), 4g sugar, 34g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Turf and Turf

  • Carnitas
  • Steak
  • Fajita vegetables
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 835 calories, 57g fat, 25g saturated fat, 215mg cholesterol, 18g carb (9g net), 5g sugar, 55g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Cheesy Chicken

  • Chicken
  • Fajita vegetables
  • Queso
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Chipotle Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts: 545 calories, 32g fat, 25g saturated fat, 220mg cholesterol, 13g carb (10.5g net), 5g sugar, 47g protein

Keto Burrito Bowl – Keto-tarian

  • Sofritas
  • Fajita vegetables
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Optional (Does not impact nutrition facts): Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • Nutrition facts:  625 calories, 49g fat, 17g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 26g carb (15g net), 10g sugar, 19g protein

 

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