How ironic… I dissed on fast food joints last week, but today I have to give a little bit of credit where it’s due. Chipotle‘s got it going on with (some) organic ingredients, yummy veg options and an eco-friendly bowl for tortilla-less burritos. I wouldn’t catergorize Chipotle as fast food, but since it’s a chain I was extra impressed by their efforts.
Rice & beans with plenty of veggies
A little crumpled...but still good news
So since starting this blog last year I’ve started to eliminate dairy most of the time. Some friends have asked me what it means to be vegan. Or actually, how it’s possible to give up cheese and still enjoy life. I’m not strict everyday, but I think Mexican is one of the easiest cuisines to eliminate animal products from. Here’s what was in my veggie bowl (and it was absolutely delish!):
- brown rice with cilantro (yay Chipotle for having brown rice and organic cilantro!)
- sautéed onions and peppers
- black beans
- scoop of mild salsa (chunky tomatoes) and medium (pureed roasted tomatoes)
- corn salad
There was enough flavor and texture to keep things interesting, and I promise you that I did not miss the cheese.
What’s your favorite veggie option at restaurants? What tastes delicious without the cheese?