Chipotle Mexican Grill in Jefferson City and Columbia

Chipotle (“chip-OTE-lee”) now has a menu item called “Keto Salad Bowl!” And it still has several options to make it even more low-carb. Of course, you can go through the line and pick out your own ingredients and toppings, which is what I’ve always done anyway before they offered this ready-made salad bowl.

You probably have your own favorites, so I’ll share mine. On top of my lettuce, I get the steak, some shredded cheese, sometimes a little bit of the pico sauce (it’s a bit too spicy for me…and if I’m doing it take-out, I just leave it off and add my own Pace Picante Sauce at home), then get guacamole on the side so I can eat half and save half for the next day to dip my pork rinds in! You can get all crazy with the toppings.

The things NOT Keto friendly are the rice, tortilla wraps, beans, and anything with corn in it. Possible safe options are sour cream, queso, onions and peppers, but they do have carbs, so watch out for the “carb creep” there. Also, the pico has tomatoes which have carbs, so just a heads-up there in case you want to track. You could just ask them to go light on some of the options if you want instead of using that forklift-sized spoon they use to dip their portions. #lowcarbjc

Chipotle Mexican Grill in Jefferson City

Chipotle Mexican Grill, East, in Columbia

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Downtown Columbia