I was finally able to make it to Chipotle after I've heard my brother talking about it for years. After I told him that I went there, he said to me "Welcome to the real world." The real world is obviously a restaurant where you stuff your face with burritos about the side of your head. It was really good and everything, but I didn't care for the portion sizes. I liked the flavor combinations of everything, it was just too much for me to eat.
I made my own Chipotle inspired meal and it turned out pretty good. There's a lot of food to prep if you do everything yourself, but there are some short cuts that you can take. Like for instance... you can use a bottle of store bought marinade from Lawry's or Mrs. Dash. The grocery store has pico de gallo at your convenience too. All I did was make the corn salsa, rice, and chicken and I made the corn salsa and rice all while the chicken was cooking. Too change it up a bit, I used orzo instead of rice and I really liked that. I put everything into a bowl and it was very filling. I've got one extra serving to have and it will be all gone. It would be nice to see my town get a Chipotle, and a Panera, and a Trader Joe's... but we will see if that ever happens.
Also, Mrs. Dash has a salt free chipotle marinade which I like to use. There's a lot of sodium in one burrito at Chipotle around 1500 mg! Crazy. I'm pretty proud of myself for getting this down to 10 points per serving, considering the fact that a whole burrito there is 32 points. Yikes.
Chicken and Rice:
Points Plus: 10
Nutrition Info (without salsas and extra ingredients on top)
Calories 377 | Fat 11.65g | Carbohydrate 39.2g | Fiber 1.6g | Protein 28.77g
Points Plus 1
Servings: 10 (1 to 2 tablespoons)
Calories 36 | Fat 0.98g | Carbohydrate 7.13g | Fiber 1g | Protein 0.92g