Today I read a very enlightening article on Chipotle vs. Moe’s. Even after reading all this sad news on ingredients, I would still put them in a “better” category (everything on a good-better-best spectrum) compared to fast food, with Chipotle ahead of Moe’s. We should all be AWARE of what we’re eating, even if we don’t agree on which ingredients may be harmful (I did agree with her assessment, btw). And restaurants should definitely make it EASY to know ingredients in their food. That seems like a no-brainer to me. So, I’m passing this along to you guys, so you can be aware of the potential problems with some (ok, many) of the ingredients used at restaurants like these. Do not be discouraged. If you are trying to improve/maintain your health, and you are in a situation like I was recently where this was the only choice for lunch, just cut the (fake/processed/preservative filled) meat out and eat a salad. (I have no problem with pasture raised healthy meats) See if they’ll add fresh avocado if you need some healthy fats. Ask for olive oil and vinegar instead of using their dressings. Use salsa as a dressing. There are some things you can do that will get you by, until you can get to some really great food (usually at home). Salads are almost always a healthier route than highly processed oils and/or fake meat. Some will cry “moderation”, but everyone’s definition of moderation is different, so make sure your definition of moderation truly supports & helps you reach your health goals. Now, here’s the link:
And here’s my encouragement: eat at home (or from home) as much as you can! When it’s not possible, educate yourself on what you can do to make the best alternate choices, ie. read my blog, so you’ll know!! Do the best you can, whenever you can, where you are. Heard that today somewhere….
PS: I would like to give Chipotle credit for making some efforts at some level in this whole healthy food thing. Kudos for any attempt at all. Let’s all work hard to do better!