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How to eat wild at Chipotle
Chipotle is one of the best fast food chains for eating wild. They have higher quality meat and ingredients, and it's fully customizable. There aren't a lot of menu options, so here's how to do it.
1. Form: Order the salad, not the burrito - you can get any of the same ingredients, you just lose the tortilla
2. Filler: Pass on the rice and beans, but go for the sauteed vegetables - rice and beans are filler anyway, which is why they put them before the meat. Realize that Chipotle wants to lower their food costs by stuffing you with the cheap stuff.
3. Meat: Pick any meat - I love carnitas or barbacoa, but they're all good. *See bonus technique below for getting more meat without paying for it.
4. Toppings: Add pico de gallo and guacamole, maybe add sour cream, but pass on the corn and cheese - Sour cream isn't orthodox paleo, but it's full of fat, which is much better than anything sugary.
5. Dressing: Pass on the dressing, but use some of the hot sauce instead. Mystery dressings can be loaded with sugar and gluten. Just ask for hot sauce (medium or hot) on the side, and use it as your dressing.