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5 Chipotle Hacks

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5 Chipotle Hacks | He and She Eat Clean

Seems like a lot of you were interested in our eating hacks/tips at Chipotle I shared on Instagram and in our weekly recap posts, so I decided to post these in their own place! As you know, when we go out to eat Chipotle is one of our favorites. We normally get a burrito bowl but also get the burrito and tacos occasionally. These hacks will help you get the most out of your Chipotle experience. ;-)

5 Chipotle Hacks

  1. Ask them to put your meat on first (before your rice and beans). You will likely get more because your bowl looks empty.
  2. Get half and half meat, normally you get more. I personally love a chicken/steak combo!
  3. This won't get you more food but ask for half a scoop of rice and beans. Have you seen the size of carbs they give you?! We love carbs but our Chipotle gives at least two servings of rice.
  4. Ask for things on the side. If you do buy guacamole ask for it on the side, it's easier portion control (again, it is way more than one serving!). We also ask for salsa and cheese on the side. We use a little bit and then take the rest home to use for other things.
  5. Sign up for their text and/or email alerts. I normally don't subscribe to emails for sales and such (mainly because I hate shopping and there's nothing else I need!) but for restaurants that I'm going to go to no matter what, I do sign up for alerts. We've received free chips and guac and free burritos multiple times.

Just because I'm asked so many times, I normally get the following when we go to Chipotle. It's the same no matter if I get a bowl or burrito. I order chicken (or chicken and steak) with half scoop of brown rice, half a scoop of black beans, mild salsa, lots of lettuce, and cilantro. I will typically share a guacamole with Scott and occasionally will add cheese (that we asked for on the side!).

P.S. Did you know you can ask for tortillas on the side if you get a burrito bowl? If you are getting a burrito bowl but want to "build your own" smaller burrito, you can ask for a tortilla on the side and make your own!

Do you have any Chipotle hacks to add to this list?

Life is short make it count. #7

PersonalWhitney CarlsonComment
my favorite part of the day is when I get to go to bed

I have no idea what is going on in my life right now. I don't know whether to laugh or cry so sometimes I just do both. ;-) We thought we might be moving to Montana but we aren't so the search began for where the heck we are going to live after we close on March 10. Since last week we've made an offer on seven acres of land and they made a counter offer which we declined. We've admired this apartment complex that sits behind the minor league team we have here called the Gwinnett Braves. We always said we would live there temporarily if we needed to, well now is that time. We went and look at the apartments over the weekend and loved them except for all the ridiculous junk fees they charge for things like a cat. They charge the same for you to have a cat as they do for you to have a dog. There is no way I am going to pay $400 plus $30 per month for my cat to sleep 23 out of 24 hours of the day. The apartments are quite a bit more expensive than others in the area as well because they have views of the baseball stadium. Late that night after looking at the apartments I started browsing online again. For some reason the site I was using didn't have the "condo/town homes" checked as something I wanted to see results for. I checked that box and saw the most beautifully decorated and cared for townhouse I've ever seen. It's in a county that I said I would never live in again (the county where we grew up) but we are considering it. It wouldn't be something long term for us as we still want to build but we are entertaining the idea.

Like I said, I have no idea what is going on in my life right now. It's taken me days just to finish this post. ;-)

I did go run on Friday and posted this on Instagram and Facebook:

I must share. I ran 3.65 miles this afternoon. To some of you that might sound like a lot and to some of you that might not sound like very much. Guess what, I don't care either way. The point is what happened. I LOVE to run this neighborhood, it's full of hills and I LOVE hills. I can't stand to just run on flat ground. These hills are killer though & there's a lot of them. I went over there to just get outside because of everything we've had going on, I haven't had much time to spend outside and it was 72 degrees this afternoon. I wanted to run some & walk some, I didn't really care how much, I just wanted to move. I started running & decided I would run to the point where I would turn around (which was a little under 2 miles) & then walk back. The end though was straight uphill so once I got to the top I told myself might as well run back down because that's the easy part right?! Well, at the end of this downhill is the biggest uphill of the entire path. I told myself just make it up this hill, no matter how slow you go, and then you can start walking once you reach the top. Well, at the top I decided I should just keep going to hit 2.5 miles. Once I hit 2.5 miles I decided, well I should just run 3. Then I hit 3 and was about to reach another one of the biggest hills of the entire path so I just sprinted up it because I felt like it. All of this to say, your mind will try to give up before your body does. If anyone was actually listening to what was going on in my mind and how I was talking to myself they would have thought I was crazy! Not only did I run the entire thing but I did it in record time, faster than I ever have before...honestly, without even really "trying". Sure, I was running but I wasn't paying attention to my pace until it was over!

As many of you know, I'll hike 26 miles in one day but I only enjoy running in nice weather & when I want to. I'm not going to make myself run just because I think I should or because everyone else loves to run. I run when I want to because I want to! This just goes to show you that you don't have to rack up miles and pound the pavement day after day to actually be able to run & run fast!

I've been doing our She Sweats 12-Week Run Builder workout plan (but usually doing incline treadmill instead of the listed runs) and I am finally feeling good again after a very, very, very stressful year last year. I've been working out less and eating more since the beginning of the year. I'm not kidding when I say that once you give your body what it needs, it works FOR you instead of AGAINST you!

We also FINALLY get the chance to go hiking on Sunday. It was supposed to be a warm and sunny day but we were fogged in for the entire hike. I guess the warm and sunny part wasn't until later in the day. Oh well, we still had a great time. We did the 4.2 mile Blood Mountain hike on the Appalachian Trail. Below is the spooky picture that I took once were almost at the very top.

Blood Mountain hike on the Appalachian Trail

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Workouts

I'm still using the Run Builder as a guide but adjusting as I see fit. I don't really run that often (especially in less than ideal weather) so I normally swap out incline training and sprints for straight runs.

  • Monday: HIIT Class (AM) + Arms (PM)
  • Tuesday: 1 mile walk + Legs + 20 min cardio (treadmill at 11% incline/3.1 MPH)
  • Wednesday: OFF + 2 mile walk
  • Thursday: 2 mile walk + Back
  • Friday: RAN 3.65 miles
  • Saturday: Chest + Shoulders
  • Sunday: 4.3 mile hike + 2.12 walk

Grocery Shopping

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Costco #1 (total $150.54):

  • Organic Salsa $7.69
  • Avocados $6.49
  • Wild Tuna $14.99
  • Cottage Cheese $4.99
  • Organic Tortillas $5.59
  • Brown Rice $12.39
  • Ground Bison $19.99
  • Pesticide Free Frozen Blueberries $11.89
  • Beets $5.99 (on sale)
  • Organic Chia Seeds $6 (on sale)
  • Cage Free Egg Whites $8.99
  • Lemons $6.99
  • Organic Kale $13.47 (3 at $4.49)
  • 5 dozen Cafe Free Eggs $8.59
  • Organic Gala Apples $9.99

Publix (total $18.56):

  • White Vinegar $2.19
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk (2) $4.50 (2 at $2.25 each)
  • Ezekiel English Muffins $5.35
  • Cucumbers (2) $1.69
  • Sweet Potatoes $3.14
  • Organic Granny Smith Apple $1.11

Dining Out

Dining out at Chipotle

Food Prep

Items We Sold

  • Golf Bag (Facebook Yard Sale Group) $45

Until next week, have a good one! Let us know if you ever have any questions or comments! I've loved hearing from you about the updates! Click here to read all of our updates.

Clean Eating Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast RecipesWhitney CarlsonComment
Clean Eating Breakfast Cookies | He and She Eat Clean

This is such a simple recipe, I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. For some reason I just wanted to make something different with my oats. Don't get me wrong a warm bowl of oats is still one of my favorite things, but I just wasn't feeling it. I decided to make something similar to the pancakes I make but with oats instead of oat flour. They turned out to look like cookies, so that is what I shall call them. They are SO GOOD!

P.S. These aren't just for breakfast, you can eat them anytime!

Clean Eat Recipe: Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • ~ 1 Tbsp oat flour
  • 1/2 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
  • ~ 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Heat pan over medium high heat
  2. Mix everything together in a small bowl
  3. Spoon onto warm pan and cook 1-2 minutes on each side (depending on how you like yours, I like them still a little goo-y!)
  4. Enjoy!