What is the best restaurant food for weight loss? You ask. When you are trying to eat healthy and are too busy to cook, a trip to Chipotle, Qdoba, and other local Mexican restaurants is the best choice. And no, I do not own any stock in Chipotle. I love their food as well as their commitment to natural meats and sustainable agricultural practices. Neither I am from Mexico, unlike Avocados,
If you are still reading this I am sure you love your chipotle burrito bowls. Or you have tried all kinds of diets to fight that computer-generated belly. Ha, let’s call it that because in some way you can attribute it to sitting in front of your computer. I have definitely read about all of the diets too, if not tried them. And I am sure all of them work.
How to Optimize your Mexican food for weight loss?
What the “diets” do not take into account sometimes is real life. Life will get busy some days. And you will have to order that take out. And with small effort, you can make your Delicious Chipotle or other Mexican food Order extremely healthy. Skip the cheese and corn, half the rice, add extra beans, and extra lettuce, add Guacamole and extra hot salsa (instead of mild). Capsaicin in Peppers helps burn fat.
I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.
Hey! Better Ingredients, Better Burrito Bowl.
What is the next best thing you can do instead of driving to pick up your burrito bowl every day? Well, you can make your Mexican food for weight loss in the comfort of your home every day of the week. You have got to try it out to know, but the homemade Mexican Food tastes even better than the Chipotle, because – Hey! Better Ingredients, Better Tacos. only because a burrito bowl is like a puzzle that you can assemble together however you want.
Just do a one-time shopping trip this weekend and pick up the following items:
Jalapeño (If you love peppers, oh let me correct that ….you should love peppers!)
Large bunch of cilantro
A box of Firm-Ripe tomatoes of choice
Get a few 15-ounce can black beans
Some red onion
Cucumbers (yes, I love veggies, so I just add whatever in my burrito bowl)
Red, Yellow, Green Bell Peppers
Some Olive Oil (Or Avocado Oil)
Salt, Pepper, Cumin powder, Chili powder or Paprika, Ginger Powder, Garlic Powder.
Optional: low-fat shredded mozzarella of choice, a bag of finely chopped lettuce, sour cream or Greek yogurt.
If you want to add Chipotle-style meat, get chicken breast, steak, shrimp or any kind of fish. Trust me any of your choice of meat will work.
** Skip the Rice and Corn if you are trying to lose a significant amount of weight. **
A lot of selection of vegetables, I listed on the shopping list is also available in most grocery stores all cleaned, washed, and precut. I mean, If you have never chopped onion before in your life – getting a pre-packaged one is totally worth it.
Most of the meat – Chicken Breast and Steak for a burrito is ready to cut and cooks super quick in a hot pan.
A trick with can of black beans though is to open the can, wash and drain the bean in a strainer. Well, Add Can Opener and Strainer to the shopping list, if you don’t have either.
Now you can eat Tacos every day of the week.
Once you have all of these ingredients, weeknight dinner or even lunches are a matter of throwing everything together as you please.
Stir fry the bell peppers and onions in advance and refrigerate. It literally takes a few minutes on a hot pan to do so.
In a bowl toss the beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lettuce, finely chopped jalapeno pepper, cumin powder, salt, and the juice of half a lime. Place Chicken/Steak/Fish/Shrimp on top. Add 1 teaspoon of sour cream, some cheese, avocados and chopped cucumbers.
Really mix and match as you please so you never get bored of it. You could even eat a breakfast Taco. Top with 2 eggs.
Need to eat on the go? Get a Whole grain or High Protein Tortilla and wrap any or all of the ingredients and pack in a lunch bag. Do not forget the water.
Mexican food is incomplete without the G.U.A.C. And here is one to try. Easiest Guacamole Recipe You will ever make.
And while we are here, a note on Intermittent Fasting.
Want to make weight loss a little more effective? Here is something to try -While all diets work, Personally I love Intermittent Fasting because everyone can do a 16:8 IF pretty easily. All you have to do is have an early dinner and late breakfast. That is easy as pie. Get busy in the morning, and do a healthy brunch and that would easily put you on the 16:8 IF effortlessly.
Comment below and let me know your thoughts – What do you think is the best restaurant food for weight loss?
Not really sure who said it, but it might be worth the while to spend time learning to make the salsa instead of infinite doom-scrolling the internet, watching one crime after another.
Make Salsa. Not war!
Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #81.