Here’s How Many Calories Are in Chipotle’s New Whole30, Keto, and Paleo Bowls
New year, new Chipotle Keto, Whole30, and Paleo "Lifestyle Bowls" for all the dieters out there.
The Chipotle marketing team deserves a bonus this year: In honor of all those who have resolved to eat healthier in 2019, the fast casual Mexican eatery just released a new line of “Lifestyle Bowls” to make sticking to specific diets easier.
On the list there’s a Whole30 salad bowl, a Paleo salad bowl, a Keto salad bowl, and a Double Protein bowl. The bowls all contain ingredients already available at Chipotle’s 2,450-plus restaurants, just with adapted ingredient lists to make them diet-friendly (hence this act of marketing genius). That means you won’t find any legumes, dairy, or grains in the Whole30 bowl, while the Keto bowl comes with a dollop of healthy-fat-filled guac.
But while we’re all about people choosing the eating plan that works best for them, we had to ask: What’s really in these bowls? Do they offer a good number of calories for a meal? How many grams of protein, carbs, and fat are we getting in each dish? We dug into the nutrition facts to find out.
Whole30 Salad Bowl
What’s in it: Romaine lettuce, carnitas, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, and guacamole
Nutrition facts: 495 calories, 34g fat, 1525mg sodium, 19g carbs, 9g fiber, 5g sugar, 27g protein
Though the sodium is a little high according to the American Heart Association’s recommendations, the hearty 27 grams of protein are a good sign this will help you stay full. There’s also a decent amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and iron in this bowl.
Paleo Salad Bowl
What’s in it: Romaine lettuce, barbacoa, fajita veggies, green salsa, and guacamole
Nutrition facts: 445 calories, 29g fat, 1315mg sodium, 21g carbs, 9g fiber, 6g sugar, 28g protein
Like the Whole30 bowl, this one stays under 500 calories, while packing a nice punch of fiber and protein. It also provides more than the daily value of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Score!
Keto Salad Bowl
What’s in it: Romaine lettuce, carnitas, red salsa, cheese, and guacamole
Nutrition facts: 590 calories, 42g fat, 1515mg sodium, 15g carbs, 8g fiber, 2g sugar, 32g protein
This bowl is certainly high in fat for the Keto dieters. It’s also slightly higher in calories than the others, at nearly 600 calories. Depending on how serious you are about the low-carb part of your Keto diet, however, the 15 grams in this bowl may make a big dent in your daily goal.
Double Protein Bowl
What’s in it: White rice, black beans, chicken (full portion), steak (full portion), red salsa, romaine lettuce, and sour cream
Nutrition facts: 815 calories, 27.5g fat, 1730mg sodium, 70g carbs, 11g fiber, 4g sugar, 67g protein
While you will get a serious amount of protein in this bowl, it’s on the higher end for both calories and sodium. While “Double Protein” sounds great, if you’re going to order this bowl, you should remember that all that meat means more calories, and also that your protein intake should reflect your body and your goals. You can find a handy calculator for how much protein you should be eating each day right here.