Chick-fil-a OR Chick-FAUX-a?

Chick-fil-a OR Chick-FAUX-a?

All about the presentation

OK, we have committed to the SCD lifestyle. We are cooking all of our food at home and our bellies are feeling great! All is well and everyone is happy, right? Yes…and no.

Committing to the SCD or any modified diet while at the comfort of our home has been very do-able. The real test was once we got out into the world: birthday parties, restaurants, school celebrations. Our daughter is super strong and while she doesn’t show it on the outside, I know these events make her feel singled out. At school, Kylie’s teachers have celebrated the end of the year with a Chick-fil-a party. Grilled chicken and cut up fruit were not going to cut it for this event. So I set to work. For this meal, the food is important, but the packaging was the real win! Thank you to the amazing Chick-fil-a in our neighborhood for providing the containers for Kylie’s copycat Chick-fil-a lunch.

Featuring: Market Salad with Grilled Chicken

Do you recognize this meal from Chick-fil-a? The key to this lunch was some very inventive packaging.

Believe it or not, that is NOT salad dressing from Chick-fil-a. It’s their package, but I cut a small hole in the top, drained out the original dressing (even washed out the bag) and put in a homemade apple cider vinegarette! I then sealed the bag with this mini bag sealer. Check out other creative uses of this bag sealer HERE. Kylie’s meal was definitely the envy of the class. She enjoyed:

  • Market Salad with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, apples, feta and grilled chicken
  • Homemade apple cider vinegarette
  • Roasted Almonds (actually from Chick-fil-a and SCD legal)
  • Lemonade made with lemons, honey and water

Featuring: Copycat Chick-fil-a nuggets meal

Can you tell the difference between this drive thru lunch and an original Chick-fil-a nugget and fries meal?

With this incredibly fun creation, Kylie ate the same things as the rest of her class, even out of the same containers. For lunch, she enjoyed:

  • Sweet potato fries (an every-once-in-a-while treat ONLY after having been on the diet for over 3 years)
  • Lemonade made with lemons, honey and water
  • Homemade ketchup sweetened with dates

The Takeaway

When following any type of modified diet lifestyle, eating outside of the home can be a challenge. But it can be an opportunity too to let your creativity shine! Especially if you have kids following a diet, a little bit of extra effort can make all the difference. Their healthy bellies and smiles on their faces make it all worthwhile!

Do you have a creative way you’ve presented food? Inspiration is always welcome! Please share your ideas in the comments below.

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