Yesterday’s post included one of my favorite “family” fine dining experiences. So, of course today I have to share my favorite establishment for fast, healthy, affordable eats. I won’t keep you in suspense; it is Chipotle. I am sure you have heard of it and possibly driven by a franchise or two. The restaurant is not new, however, as of last month, Chipotle has added a Kid’s Menu. Not only have they added a Kid’s Menu, but they have added an affordable, fabulous, healthy Kid’s Menu.
I’ve been a Chipotle fan since a few girlfriends and I started taking our kids there for lunch after swim class over a year ago. They are always fast, delicious and affordable. The one drawback is finding a parking spot. Yet, the fact that 85% of their beef and 100% of their pork is naturally raised, they don’t use rBGH (growth hormone) in their cheese or sour cream and they attempt to partner with farms that are family owned are all reasons that make the extra effort to find a parking spot well worth it. You can check out their Food With Integrity practices by clicking here.
Below are a few items you can expect to find on the Kid’s Menu:
- Small Cheese Quesadilla ($2.95) – served with a side of rice or beans.
- Small Meat & Cheese Quesadilla ($3.50) – served with a side of rice.
- Single Taco ($3.50) – A single crispy or soft taco filled with taco ingredients.
- Taco Kit ($3.95) – Kids choose any three ingredients, such as meat, salsa and cheese, and two crispy or two soft taco shells. Kids get to make their own tacos.
All of the meals come with a small bag of chips and a choice of organic milk, apple juice or soda.
Did I mention you can order online or with the Chipotle iPhone app? Delicious.