UPDATE: Chipotle is now GMO-Free, so this post is no longer necessary. Hooray!

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I eat 90% of my meals at home. I love to cook, and it’s SO much healthier. Restaurants are notorious for using cheap ingredients, including hydrogenated or rancid oils and GMOs.

But I’m also a busy mom so going out to eat is a treat and a nice break from the kitchen! That’s why I’m excited that Chipotle is one of the few restaurants that’s being transparent about their menu as it pertains to GMOs, genetically modified ingredients, which in animal studies can lead to infertility, tumor growth and toxicity. Because I’m pregnant, I’m particularly trying to avoid these!

So, I’ve put together 3 meal options that are relatively healthy for fast food… one being truly GMO-free, while the other 2 have no “added” GMO’s.

Meal Option #1:

  • Barbacoa Beef*
  • Black Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Cheese*

* Animals were most likely fed GMO corn/soy.

Meal Option #2:

  • Carnitas Pork*
  • Black Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa
  • Sour Cream*

* Animals were most likely fed GMO corn/soy.

Meal Option #3 (GMO-Free):

  • Black Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Corn Salsa
  • Guacamole

Of course, you can mix and match ingredients as you see fit. Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of what has GMOs and what doesn’t.

Menu Items that Contain GMOs:

  • Chicken
  • Corn tortillas (soft and crispy)
  • Corn chips
  • Fajita Vegetables
  • Flour tortillas (small and large)
  • Honey Chipotle Salad dressing
  • Steak
  • White and Brown Rice

Menu Items that Don’t Contain GMOs:

  • Any of their salsas, including corn
  • Barbacoa Beef*
  • Black Beans
  • Carnitas Pork*
  • Cheese*
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce
  • Pinto Beans (but they do contain a nasty preservative so I avoid)
  • Sour Cream*

* Animals were most likely fed GMO corn/soy.

For full list of ingredients at Chipotle, visit their website.

How about you?

What do you order at Chipotle? And do you consider GMOs when eating out?