Of all the low carb fast food chains, keto Chipotle has the most, and the tastiest, options.
Their menu is practically made for those of us sticking to low carb foods. High in protein, fat and full of flavor, there are more menu items we can eat then can’t! So let’s talk about what to skip and what to order an extra scoop. Bring it on keto Chipotle!
Pst, if you’d like to make your own keto Chipotle bowl, check out their nutrition calculator! It’s SUPER easy to select the ingredients you’re craving and find the caloric, carb and fiber totals.
How do I Order Keto Chipotle
The keto Chipotle menu is full of the most flavorful, craveable and delicious low carb shopping list foods! With their zesty salsas, tender meats and freshly cut veggies, you can concoct the low carb taco salad of your dreams! Here’s how to order:
1. Start by ordering a salad.
I’m using the word “salad” loosely here, and only because that’s what they call it on their menu. Let’s be honest here, most low carb salads don’t come decadently covered in guac, sour cream, grilled steak and cheese, but when you order keto Chipotle they sure do!
Often, meat served at restaurants is coated in cornstarch or covered in a sweet sauce — which cranks up the carb count. But not at keto Chipotle friends! Their chicken and carnitas both have 0 grams of carbs, while chorizo, barbacoa and steak have 2 grams or less. Avoid the sofritas with 9 grams of carbs per serving. I often order double meat.
3. Now, let’s talk toppings.
Here are the keto chipotle topping do’s and don’t:
Not-So Keto Chipotle Toppings
There are a few not-so keto chipotle toppings we’ll want to skip — you probably already know what they are, but just incase:
- Corn Salsa
Approved Keto Chipotle Toppings
Like I said, there are way more approved keto chipotle toppings than not. Enjoy these flavorful additions over your protein of choice:
- Fajita Veggies (5 grams of carbs per serving)
- Queso (4 grams of carbs per serving)
- Salsas (4 grams of carbs per serving)
- Sour Cream
- Guacamole (8 grams of carbs per serving, 6 grams of fiber)
You may be as shocked as I was that the keto chipotle queso is in fact low carb! According to the Chipotle nutrition calculator, it also contains 6 grams of protein.
What is Keto at Chipotle?
As you can see, a good portion of the Chipotle menu is keto. But if you’re wondering about a specific ingredient, check out their nutrition calculator, with the caloric, carb, fiber and sugar breakdown of each menu item!
Chipotle stands above other long carb restaurant choices for a handful of reasons. They’re passionate about using farm fresh foods without GMOs, preservatives and color additives — I doubt most keto fast food joints can say the same thing! Plus, the chain was started by a chef, hence their flavorful ingredients and attention to tasty details.
Tastiest Chipotle Keto Combos
When I’m on the road or short on time, I always know my favorite Chipotle keto order is an option. Order whatever combination you’re craving from the list above, here’s what my keto chipotle bowl looks like:
- Pico de Gallo
All of that for 7 grams of net carbs! (although I count total carbs, which is 15 grams). The main carb contributor in this keto chipotle chicken bowl are guacamole — it’s a splurge I’m ok with, feel free to pass if that doesn’t work with your low carb meal plan. I order my keto Chipotle with double meat so I can turn this bowl into 2 meals!
My goon (i.e. Little Pine Low Carb’s main taste tester) goes with the heartier Chipotle keto steak bowl. He isn’t as strict about his carb count, so he goes heavier on the veggies:
- Double Steak
- Fajita Veggies
- Pico de Gallo
That’s a heck of a lot of food for 11 grams of net carbs! The fajita veggies + guac are the main contributors in his keto Chipotle bowl.
There are tons of delicious keto chipotle combinations you can work up — adjust your keto Chipotle bowl based on your carb goals, taste buds and hunger levels!
How to Make Your Low Carb Chipotle Even Better!!
As delicious as these low carb Chipotle bowls are, you may still be craving those high carb Mexican food classics. Fortunately, there are a handful of low carb swaps to replace them with. Try one of these chipotle keto hack ideas for a real treat:
- Tortilla chips — low carb tortilla chips, keto tortilla chips
- Rice — Miracle rice, cauliflower rice, broccoli rice
- Tortilla — Cheese taco shells, low carb taco shells, leafy lettuce
If you know you’ll have trouble turning down tortilla chips and rice while ordering at Chipotle, try making a keto burrito bowl recipe at home! It’s a great way to enjoy low carb Mexican food without temptations. Plus you can cover it in your own keto chipotle sauce. Try different types of meat (slow cooker keto chipotle pork with low carb taco seasoning is amazing!), sauces veggies and sides.
Keto Chipotle makes for great low carb dinners and lunches when you’re on the go or short on time. Check out Chipotle’s nutrition calculator to create a bowl based on what you’re craving, and enjoy! Leave a comment below and tell me how your keto Chipotle bowl turned out.