Friday, September 4, 2009

Taco Thursday gone Healthy!

Since moving to the Midwest 3 years ago, I can probably contribute 5 lbs of weight gain to my discovery of Chipotle!!! Before I moved here we didn't have chipotle in upstate NY (although I saw 1 in Boston this weekend). I have a very unhealthy obsession with it now and eat it about once per week... and it's horrible for you! So, due to my increasing waist line and credit card bill, I thought, "HEY! I can make this... and make it healthy." So I just wanted to share my health yet tasty and easy to make soft taco's I made last night. Let's compare with Chipotle, shale we...

Chipotle: 290 Cal, 44g Carbs,
Stephanie: Low carb, low fat Tortilla: 100 Cal + 8g of fiber
Winner: Stephanie! Tastes the same but half the time to work it off!

Chipotle (chicken): 190 Cal (7g from fat, 2 g saturated fat), 38% DV of Cholesterol
Stephanie: 94% lean Ground Turkey- 80 Cal, 3.5 G from fat
Winner: Stephanie! Ground Turkey (cooked right) is more tender than the chicken AND you skip the heart attack

Chipotle: White Rice @ 130 Cal
Stephanie: Brown 90-Second rice (in the microwave!) @ 60 Cal!
Winner: Stephanie! Easy to make, no white flour, and no oil!

Chipotle: Shredded unidentifiable white cheese- 100 Cal
Stephanie: Part Skim shredded mozzarella- 50 Cal!
Winner: Stephanie... there's something funky about their cheese- not quite right.

Tie! It's the same thing. Salsa is normally very low fat. However, if you live near a Trader Joe's, you should DEFINITELY check our their salsa... unbelievable! So are their chips.
PS! I've had very little input on my bloggy running mix! I'll go ahead and RE-post that! C'mon I know you'll listen to music... don't feel silly, even if you DO have the entire CD from "Hairspray" as a playlist... ummm, not that I have that... I mean.. mmmm-- nevermind. Send in your "pump me up" songs and I'll add it! :)


  1. Black Eyed Peas have always been my favorite to listen to when I need to get moving so my favorite songs right now are Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling.

  2. And I love Mexican food, my favorite is Moe's Southwest Grill. Luckily they seem to be pretty healthy with their ingredients and I only go there on long run days.

  3. Way to go transforming a fast food favorite into something healthy you can make at home! Double bonus that it'll be a fraction of the cost. (Good thing we don't have Chipotle here...)

    Music... right now I love The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Sean Kingston, Black Eyed Peas.

  4. I love chipotle myself. There isn't one close to me as there was when I lived in Orlando. (I am in Tampa now, since you asked!)

    I'll be at Disney this year cheering on some friends so if you do it again let me! I may have to make some signs...

    Bike riding is going to be hilarious. Stay tuned...

  5. Great ideas!!

    Already posted on the running music.

    Wow you have a weekend off from a Marathon...WOW!!

  6. Chipotle definitely can hit the spot, though I was worried a couple weeks ago when I had to work hard to finish my burrito. But when you hit the wall, you break through. Right?

  7. Chipolte is definitely a weakness of mine too. Some how me and my buddy convinced ourselves it was good pre long run food. Lots of carbs.

    I dont often listen to music on the run but I do like Tom Pettys Running down a dream and Nickelbacks Rockstar. I will admit when I had a buddy load my MP3 and cartman singing Uncle Fucka came on it was quite inspirational.

  8. I love Chipotle. I get a Burrito Bowl (no tortilla) with: Rice, Fajita Veggies, Salsa and Gauc. It's about 335 cals. I skip the cheese and sour cream. And I add chicken or beans if I need some more protien that day, adding one of them brings it up to 550ish calories.



    Thought you might like that.

  10. Yum, I love Chipotle. I get a burrito bowl with rice, fajita vegetables, carnitas, tomato salsa, corn salsa, and lettuce and it's supposedly only about 450 calories which isn't too bad. It's even better if I save half for later. I also love Trader Joe's peach salsa. It's so amazing that I haven't gotten around to trying any of the other salsas but I'm sure they're all good. Sorry I don't have anything to add about running music. I listen to podcasts when I run.