{Food} Chipotle

by Leighann on September 6, 2013

Dealing with both diabetes and food allergies presents challenges when trying to eat at restaurants.

I feel like I have handle on SWAGging* carb counts and dealing with blood sugars if I am wrong. But it’s, of course, always nice to actually have carb counts available.

The tree nut allergy presents a more serious challenge because she could have an anaphylactic reaction, which is very serious.

The good news is that we have recently found Chipotle. Their menu is completely nut free** and only two items contain dairy (cheese and sour cream). Q has LOTS of options! And I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have nutrition information right on the back of their menus.

Plus the food is relatively healthy and not as processed as most fast food.

Chipotle Kids MealChipotle Nutrition

From Chipotle’s Website: “We use no peanuts, tree nuts or any other kind of nuts in our food. Only our cheese and sour cream contain any dairy.”

And Another Thing…

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*SWAG means scientific wild a$$ guess.

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1 Jessie September 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

We recently discovered the same thing, and I was so happy about the carb counts on the back of the menu. Unfortunately the grease in the chips does a number on my son’s bg. (He’s 4). It does basically the same thing as pizza. When we ate a chipolte last week, I bolused him for the amount of carbs given, per the handy guide on the back of the menu, 2 hours later, chugging along in range (roughly 120), 2 hours after that, BAM! 400mg/dl. Ouch. I’ve decided to just stop eating out, except maybe Chinese food, with steamed brown rice, steamed veggies and baked tofu.


2 Heidi September 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

We LOVE chipotle!! How funny we go there a lot and I never noticed that they have the nutrition facts on the backs of the menus!! You’d think one of the workers might have mentioned it to me last week as they sat there watching us figure out what my son would eat and how much and look in a NUTRITION book and add on a calculator. We were the only ones in there and they all just watched us with bewilderment. ahhhhh the joys of having diabetes.


3 Aimee September 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Yes, Chipotle ROCKS! The food is fresh and did you notice they offer brown rice as an option? That’s somewhat new – they used to have only white rice. We get the bowl with brown rice, meat, beans and cheese for our kids — grains, protein and fiber = healthy “fast food” meal! (and one bowl can feed two or even three young kids!)


4 Kelli September 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

Chipotle is awesome, especially because most of their options are also gluten free. Just a heads up for the CU area folks reading these comments…the Green Street Chipotle’s food is way better. I don’t know what it is, but the one on Prospect has very inconsistent food flavors. The salsa and pico rarely taste the same twice, they are often out of chicken, and frequently their veggies are burnt. They have gotten better since first opening, but they still don’t have it quite down yet. If you want consistent goodness visit the campus location.


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