Saturday, March 5, 2011

In love again

Exercise: 1.5-mile walk with Denali with power walking/shopping planned for the afternoon

I’m sorry I essentially skipped Friday love. I was waiting for my love to return.

At least one of my loves.


Yep, that would be Chipotle.

Mark and I lurve Chipotle but we broke up with it about three months ago. We were finding that we were spending a good chunk of our entertainment budget on the national chain and missing out on some great local restaurants. Our New Year challenge was to try some of those restaurants and, unlike many resolutions, we were successful. We tried out the Cuban place, the Japanese restaurant, the Vietnamese restaurant.

But last night, it was time to go back. It sort of helped that I had a BOGO deal off Facebook.

We got there a little too late for the early bird special, and I was forced to live the old adage, “Good things come to those who wait.”


I lamented that there should be a pregnancy express lane, sort of like how wheelchairs get to go to the front of the line at Cedar Point. Mark said I wasn’t pregnant enough for that yet. Jerk. For that I made him order second.

I got what I always get – a vegetarian burrito bowl.


And here’s how you do it the Healthy Strides way:

Light on the rice, black beans, double fajita veggies, triple tomato salsa, light corn salsa and cheese, guacamole and lettuce. It’s to die for. And it’s not that bad for you. It’s probably about half the calories of Mark’s face-size chicken burrito.


He loved ever one of those 1,200 calories, washed down with a Bud Light. Props to Chipotle for having beer and making my husband happy.

So … do you like Chipotle? When you go, do you try to keep it healthy or fig it and go Mark style?


  1. I'm not a fan... for the reason you mentioned. The portion sizes are way too big!

    If I ever go there again I plan to ask for half the ingredients in my burrito. They need to make a "small folks menu."

    Are you doing the kilt run???

  2. Never been to Chipotle, but your bowl looks soooo fresh and awesome!

    And. . . not that my vote counts, but I vote you do the 5Kilt (too)!

  3. Ooh, your bowl looks delicious! I usually get the veggie burrito and only eat half, I should order less rice and extra veggies though. Good call!

  4. I've only eaten there twice, and both times I ordered something that was unbelievably spicy! Spices don't do very well for me, so it probably wasn't one of my favorites. I have a good friend that loves to eat there though.

  5. I LOVE Chipotle. I'm spoiled and have had them nearly since the beginning because I grew up in Denver, not far from the original location. I've totally been craving it!