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Chipotle Bariatric Friendly Guide: What to Order after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Dieting

Chipotle Mexican Grill is known for its large foil wrapped burritos and their commitment to ethically sourced ingredients and food. Since coming on to the fast food scene in 1993, they have won over popularity with their simple yet fresh menu.

At any given Chipotle restaurant patrons can see staff cooking and preparing items from open to close. Their menu has grown to include health conscience items like Sofritas, a plant based meat, salads and bowls. When ordering, guests are able to control and watch as their meal is being prepared and wrapped, with ingredients of their choosing.

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Chipotle Tacos

Nutrition Facts Barbacoa Crispy Corn Tortilla Taco Sofritas Crispy Corn Tortilla Taco Carnitas Crispy Corn Tortilla Taco Chicken Crispy Corn Tortilla Taco Steak Crispy Corn Tortilla Taco
Calories 350 355 370 370 370
Cal Fat 117 162 126 117 117
Fat 13 18 14 13 13
Carbs 29 39 28 28 29
Fiber 3 10 3 3 3
Sugar 4 8 3 4 4
Protein 27 11 30 35 33
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5

Tacos Choices:

  • Barbacoa- Steamed beef
  • Sofritas- Plant based meat
  • Carnita – Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steak

Your choice of fresh grilled meat or softrias served in a hard corn tortilla shell with guacamole, salsa, queso blanco, sour cream or cheese, and topped with hand-cut romaine lettuce.

Chipotle Burritos

Nutrition Facts Barbacoa Burrito Chicken Burrito Carnitas Burrito Steak Burrito
Calories 460 480 480 480
Cal Fat 144 144 153 144
Fat 16 16 17 16
Carbs 46 45 45 46
Fiber 2 2 2 2
Sugar 1 1 0 1
Protein 31 39 34 37
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5

Burrito Choices:

  • Barbacoa- Steamed beef
  • Carnitas- Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steak

Your Choice of fresh grilled meat wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with rice, beans, or fajita veggies topped with guacamole, salsa, queso blanco, sour cream or cheese.

Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Nutrition Facts Sofritas Burrito Bowl Barbacoa Burrito Bowl Chicken Burrito Bowl Steak 

Burrito Bowl

Carnitas Burrito Bowl
Calories 145 170 190 190 190
Cal Fat 90 63 63 63 72
Fat 10 7 7 7 8
Carbs 9 2 1 2 1
Fiber 4 0 0 0 0
Sugar 5 1 1 1 0
Protein 8 24 32 30 27
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5

Burrito Bowl Choices:

  • Sofritas- Plant-based meat
  • Barbacoa- Steamed beef
  • Carnitas- Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steak 

Your choice of fresh grilled meat or sofritas served in a bowl with rice, beans or fajita veggies and topped with guacamole, salsa, queso blanco, sour cream or cheese.

Chipotle Salads 

Nutrition Facts Sofritas Salad Barbacoa Salad Chicken

Salad

Steak 

Salad

Carnitas Salad
Calories 155 180 200 200 200
Cal Fat 90 63 63 63 72
Fat 10 7 7 7 8
Carbs 11 4 3 4 3
Fiber 5 1 1 1 1
Sugar 6 2 2 2 1
Protein 9 25 33 31 28
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5

Salad Choices:

  • Sofritas- Plant-based meat
  • Barbacoa- Steamed beef
  • Carnitas- Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steak

Your choice of meat or sofritas served with supergreens lettuce blend of romaine, baby kale, and baby spinach. Add beans, queso blanco, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or cheese.

Chipotle Extras

Nutrition Facts Fajita Veggies Corn 

Salsa

Black Beans Pinto Beans Brown Rice White

 Rice

Calories 20 80 120 120 160 170
Cal Fat 9 18 9 9 36 36
Fat 1 2 1 1 4 4
Carbs 4 15 23 22 31 31
Fiber 1 3 11 10 2 0
Sugar 2 4 0 0 0 0
Protein 1 3 7 7 3 3
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5
  • Fajita veggies- Grilled veggies made up of bell peppers, onion, salt and oregano. 
  • Corn salsa- Sweet white corn, red onion, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, citrus juice and cilantro. 
  • Black beans- Simmered with onions, adobo, garlic and a blend of spices. Vegan.
  • Pinto beans- Simmered with onions, adobo, garlic, and a blend of spices. Vegan.
  • Brown rice- Whole grain rice with bay leaves, then seasoned with lemon and lime juices and toss it with cilantro for a fresh taste.
    White rice- White rice with bay leaves, then seasoned with lemon and lime juices and toss it with cilantro for a fresh taste.

Meal Selection: Still Not Sure What To Order?

Snack:

  1. Side order of Fajita Veggies and side order Beans
  2. Side order of Fajita Veggies and side order of Rice

Lunch:

  1. Steak Salad
  2. Chicken Taco

Dinner:

  1. Any Burrito Bowl

Extra Hungry:

  1. Any Burrito
Nutrition Facts Snack:

Fajita Veggies and Beans

Snack:

Fajita Veggies and 

Rice

Lunch: Steak Salad Lunch:

Chicken Taco

Dinner:

Any Burrito Bowl

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Extra Hungry:

Any Burrito

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Calories 140 190 200 370 145 460
Cal Fat 18 45 63 117 90 144
Fat 2 5 7 13 10 16
Carbs 26 35 4 28 9 46
Fiber 11 1 1 3 4 2
Sugar 2 2 2 4 5 1
Protein 8 5 31 35 8 31
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5

About Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill was founded by Chef Steve Ells in 1993. With the help and a loan from his father, he was able to open the first location in Denver Colorado, close to the University of Denver. Ells and his father hoped to sell 107 burritos per day in order to profit, although after one month, it turned out that they were selling over 1,000 burritos a day.

In 1998, McDonald’s became an investor in the company allowing Chipotle to expand from 16 restaurants in 1998 to over 500 stores by 2005. 

As we know Chipotle today, it is operating more than 2,400 restaurants. They do not franchise its business. Chipotle retains ownership of all its locations to set the tone for employee culture and to maintain its commitment to sustainable ingredients.

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