The Healthiest Things to Eat at Taco Bell, Chipotle, and Moe’s Southwest Grill
Fast-food restaurants are often stigmatized as unhealthy, but these days many chains are genuinely trying to clean up their acts. Chipotle Mexican Grill is literally trying to clean up its act after a number of foodborne illness outbreaks were linked to its restaurants. For some companies, it hasn’t been easy to transition their brand’s image from one of super-sized portions and deep-fried bacon to something more in line with a health-conscious and environmentally friendly diet.
But no one can say they’re not trying. Fast-food restaurants have sought to display a more “healthful” image by increasing transparency regarding ingredient sourcing, food additives, and nutrition information. Some companies have been more successful than others in delivering on those promises.
Taco Bell, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Moe’s Southwest Grill are three fast-food chains that have successfully revamped their menus to incorporate fresh, low-calorie, and vegetarian offerings. By swapping out certain ingredients and avoiding others completely — sorry queso sauce, there’s just no place for you here — you can eat still nutritious fast food without the extra calories or guilt.
Here are the 12 healthiest things to eat at Taco Bell, Chipotle, and Moe’s Southwest Grill.