I love reading people’s WIAW posts. LOVE. It gives me so many meal ideas. I think I have only taken part in WIAW once before. I don’t know why I don’t make it a weekly thing, and I probably should since I get so many emails asking about what I eat. Maybe it’s just that I don’t think my meals are that exciting? I don’t know.
Anyway, Jenn, who hosts WIAW every week had a theme for August:
Let’s start with the dirty, shall we?
I see all you Americans (HI!!!) eating Chipotle all the time and though we’ve had it here in Toronto for a while now, I’ve never tried it. I know, I know…what rock have I been living under?? Anyway, one just opened up at the mall right by my house and so I went there after a shopping trip with my mom and Dean. This is what I ordered:
Holy heck it was good. Okay so I didn’t get it as an actual burrito but this thing was still far from healthy. In the mix was cilantro-lime rice, black beans, veggies, about a cup of guacamole and cheese (no joke – there was SO much), and salsa. Sure it doesn’t sound so bad but I am almost 100% sure they lace all of their ingredients with some kind of fat-laden substance to make it taste delicious. Oh, and I just checked the website which estimated my meal to be about 695 calories. Don’t care. It was good and it doesn’t happen often. Let’s move on.
Here is my attempt to re-create my Chipotle experience using 100% clean ingredients:
I had a huge pile of romaine and topped it with black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, salsa, low fat sour cream, a sprinkle of cheddar and some jalepenos. This was equally as good as the one I had at Chipotle, believe it or not. WAY healthier, easy to make, and it didn’t cost me $10. AND I have leftovers so I get to eat it for lunch again today.
I love me some Mexican (inspired) food. Because this is definitely not real Mexican.
Have you ever eaten at Chipotle?
Do you like Mexican food?
Should I continue with the WIAW posts?