October 18, 2011
Thanks, and a lunch on the go tip!
Hi everybody... first I just want to say thanks so much for all the wonderful comments! Sometimes I really wonder if anyone is still reading this blog, and lately you've left a bunch of really encouraging comments! Thank you for your support and encouragement... it's a two way street!
Meanwhile, I've made an excellent lunch-on-the-go discovery! There's a Chipotle Grill right next to a location where I meet with many of my nurses, and so yesterday I ducked in for a super fast lunch between a quick noon 50 minutes Pilates class and a series of afternoon meetings. I had literally fifteen minutes to eat but they are fast and fresh as promised. I had the burrito bowl, which is a burrito without the high carb tortilla, and it was delicious! I also told them to hold the rice, so I just had pinto beans (you can also have black beans) chicken, two kinds of salsa with fresh tomatoes, and lettuce plus just a dash of cheese. They also have steak, barbeque pork and some kind of other chicken but I just had grilled. Their guacamole is good too but I skipped it this time. Doing the math of subtracting the rice, I am fairly confident that my burrito bowl added up to no more than 500 calories... more than I would usually eat for lunch but at 1:15 pm and after a serious Pilates class, I was really, really hungry, and I had a light dinner of cauliflower mash with two Laughing Cow Lites mashed in and flax oil, pretty much my standard these days.
I love it when fast food restaurants give low carb options. The bowl without the rice is great, and you could even skip the beans if you were that adamant though I hope they'd make it up to you in meat. The only regret is that they don't have enough veggies. But nobody's perfect. They also use free range, antibiotic free meats, another big plus.
Posted by april at October 18, 2011 4:02 AM
For more veggies, you can add the fajita topping--the green peppers & onions--to a burrito bowl. Also, you can say what item you want more or less of--I always say "more black beans, please!"
Posted by: Kathy W. at October 18, 2011 5:18 PM
p.s. I also have them pile on the crispy romaine lettuce. I have seen high school boys ask for huge honkin' piles of extra meat, too. "Could I get more of the X please?" works every time.
Posted by: Kathy W. at October 18, 2011 5:25 PM
We found the most amazing restaurant in Las Vegas, of all places. It's called Sweet Tomatoes and it's wonderful! LOTS of veggies & fruits to choose from, a couple of lean meat selections and it's very inexpensive. They're not in the NE yet but they are in N. Carolina and all over the western U.S., so next time you're on a road trip, check their website. Delicious nutritiousness! JD :-)
Posted by: Judith at October 18, 2011 6:09 PM
did my comment about green peppers and onions disappear? anyway, they're also a good Chipotle option...
Posted by: Kathy W. at October 18, 2011 10:04 PM
I especially like your "What I ate" posts!
Posted by: Marianne at October 20, 2011 2:11 AM