Paleo-diet approved fast food from Chipotle Mexican Grill and Taco Bell
According to many studies, the main reason why individuals became more prone to different ailments is harmful food choices. Many foods served in fast food chains these days are refined and have a lot of sugar, cholesterol and Trans fats. These junk foods bring no good to one’s wellness. However, people who would like to start living a wholesome life can actually select Paleo diet recipes. This diet consists of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats. The Paleo diet will definitely make you feel and look healthy; this fact could be supported by the advocates. Today, most restaurants and fast food joints now serve Paleo dishes – whether it was a suggestion by a staff member or a customer’s request.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
This is possibly one of the best choices of restaurants serving Paleo dishes for several reasons which includes:
- They serve naturally raised animal products
- Lots of veggies available
- Very easy to choose a primal/Paleo option
- I would not be surprised if they gave up on Soybean oil and used coconut oil or animal fat this year
It is not perfect but they do seem to care. They are ahead of most fast food restaurants. I say I would not be surprised if they started to use coconut oil because of the Paleo Flashmob in NYC. It happens on May 15 in case you want to join them! I may do so myself.
For Paleo cravers out there, a quick hint on what you should check out is their burrito bowl without rice or beans. Because of this, ask if they will serve you extra veggies for no additional cost. Some will be ok with it and some will reject you. Most will throw on a few extra just because you asked.
Steak Chalupas aren’t the only way to load up on protein at Taco Bell anymore.
The successful chain owned by Yum! Brands Inc. introduced a Cantina Power Menu nationwide on July, 2014. Taco Bell last year tested a Power Protein Menu with chicken and steak burritos and bowls after its low-calorie and low-fat menu wasn’t resonating with customers.
“People are not looking for diet food,” Brian Niccol, who’s in line to become Taco Bell’s chief executive officer, said on a conference call with reporters today. “What they are looking for is food that gives them energy, food that’s going to give them freshness, food that’s going to give them the protein.”
Taco Bell, which said in May, 2014 that Niccole would become its CEO in 2015, has been revamping its menu to boost sales. It began selling breakfast items throughout the U.S. earlier this year and recently rolled out spicy-chicken cool ranch Doritos locos tacos and a quesadilla-burrito hybrid.
Food on the Cantina Power Menu has a double portion of meat, compared with regular items, and at least 20 grams of protein and 500 calories or less. A chicken burrito is $3.79 and a steak bowl is $5.19, more expensive than the standard menu.