25 October 2007

Chipotle Update

First of all, Diana (no blog to link to, sorry!) pointed out in my comments that Chipotle is no longer owned by McD's. So one less thing to guilt about.

Also, their nutritional info can be downloaded from their website, which I did not discover until I got back to the office after lunch. I ended up having a vegetarian fajita bowl, no cheese, but with a drizzle of sour cream and a spoonful of guacamole. I estimated it at 12 points, and lo and behold, I was correct. With careful planning, I can do that. Next time I think I'd get the salad version instead and then I could subtract four points for the rice. Eight points is very doable for a lunch or dinner. But this could be bad, bad news for my wallet. (Not that it's expensive, but I could really see myself eating there a lot . . . )

OK, I will stop boring you all with my Chipotle and WW ramblings.

19 comments:

suzanne said...

How did you get the nutrition info? I can't find it on their website.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dwlz.com/
This site was my lifesaver when I was doing Weight Watchers!

amber said...

i'm not a huge fan of their rice or their meat, but oh those lime chips are just heaven!! :)

Alison said...

I. Love. Chipotle.

Now you've made me really hungry!

I like their rice. I even found a copycat version to make at home. It's good, but not quite as good as theirs.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks alot. I am the on that commented on the was there Saturday. I AM really hungry now for it and it's a TWO HOUR DRIVE!!! Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed it! I looked up my nutritional information it is was perfect!! I want ONE here and you have three to pick from!

Snickollet said...

Suzanne--

The PDF can be downloaded from their FAQ site:

http://www.chipotle.com/#flash/speak_faq

It's not super-easy to find, but very helpful, and somewhat surprising.

Enjoy!
-snickollet

every tenth said...

Wow, that's dedication -- calculating the WW points in Chipotle! Hope you're remembering to drink your water as well.

Anonymous said...

if you go to http://chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator
you can enter in what you eat by item and it will tell you what that combination of items equals (calories, fat, etc)...it's an easy way to see how much damage adding one ingredient does

Violet said...

I was just going to recommend chipotlefan.com, too, but it looks like someone beat me to it. I lose my willpower by the time I get to chipotle so I fax my order in ahead of time - that way I can't add tons of cheese when they're making my order right in front of me. Good luck with WW!

Diana said...

I had no idea you couldn't see my profile! Thanks for pointing that out, I have fixed it now. :)

Please keep eating there and talking about it! My stock keeps going up!

kathy said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMM Chipotle. So good any time of the day or night.

Yeah I hear ya on the wallet warning. Be careful!!

laura said...

I am newly addicted to Chipoltle. For years, the only one was at the other end of town, where I never went, and I wasn't a huge burrito fan. But now that there are 2 within 5 miles of me (and I discovered the fajita bowl!), I am an addict. Plus, the babes love the little pieces of meat covered in guac.

I know I should go look up those calorie counts, but something is telling me not to...

Anonymous said...

Since I LOOOVE Mexican I wish we had one around here. Checked out the site and it all looks very yummy. Also like how they let YOU make the meal (and they do the work ;)

halfmama said...

Oh. We live within walking distance from Chipotle. Bad. Bad bad bad. I had never even heard of it until we got to Chicago!

Anonymous said...

Where are you Snick? Hoping all is well with you and yours..

Michele (Moosh) said...

Are you doing ok? It's been a few days...

Thinking of you....

kris said...

i was wondering if everything was ok too.

Nina said...

I hope you are well. I have never tried chipotle, but they are around the corner in hell's kitchen, so I will make an effort to get over there. Post soon - we miss you!

Anonymous said...

I am on WW flex plan and had to eat at Chipotle today b/c it was my only option (I know, tears, tears). I tried to do the best I could on the fly and got a burrito bowl (rice, black beans), added fajita veggies, corn salsa, and all three tomato salsas (mild, medium, hot) plus lettuce. Nothing else. It was delish! I am now trying to calculate points and am getting two numbers depending on whether I use the Chipotle official site nutritional info pdf (under faq section) or the Chipotle Fan site. The Fan site gives me over 12 points (can't calculate exactly b/c the points finder slide only goes up to 550 calories) and the nutritional info pdf gives me 10 points. Anyone else experience a difference? Maybe I've used up the 2 extra points already doing the research and typing this x-long post : )