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Chick-Fil-A DIY Snack On The Go - Endless Upcycle Possibilities #ChickFilAMomsDIY

It's quite a story how I came to fall in love with Chick-Fil-A, but I can say, it began with a taste and a 'Ooh there are so many eats to catch up on!"

Anyway, I am now on their panel and I love it!

We are challenged to a DIY.

Am I ever good with those? Not really...or maybe I'm great :)

The challenge:

Chick-Fil-A has a new salad. It's called the Spicy Southwest Salad. I could have tried it a long time ago, but I was mourning my Cobb salad which was my favorite meal item from Chick-Fil-A.

And I was afraid of spicy anything :)

But I received a coupon for Mother's day and so I definitely had to venture out of my comfort zone and did order and try the Spicy Southwest Salad.
Even my kids enjoyed it! And they don't do spicy!
Now I"ll have to make this my favorite salad!

But that's not the challenge :D

The challenge is that instead of throwing away those cool containers, why not upcycle them?

I've thought of that sooo many times, but lazy won!

Anyway, I will now upcycle instead of throwing out.  I usually upcycle the utensils though.

Challenge: Upcycle the Chick-Fil-A salad containers. 

I've been doing that.

It's fun.

I can throw food into these containers quickly and run out the door.  And I mean 'throw.' I usually don't have time to make it neat to take photos. It's just slam, bam and out the door running and hoping the thing doesn't fall out of my hand while trying to navigate the doors!

I usually use ziploc bags :)

For this feature, I chose my fruit snacks. Usually there's yogurt poured out in the middle for dipping.

Or sometimes it's chips and dip.

Or sandwiches, or leftover red beans and rice.

You get the ideas.


But the kids have to eat! Because they can get quite hangry if not fed!
And for some reason they always have some excuse about not eating the awful school lunches. I think we need a change somewhere again.

I'm either eating a late lunch while picking the kids up, or taking them a snack to eat on the way home because they are always ravenous after school.

So after using the salad containers, wash and dry them and then use them for whatever meets your needs.

I promise that you can even plant flowers or herbs in them. Really, the possibilities are endless!

So I did that!

Because I"m your everyday kinda hero :)

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I have to admit this is a great idea and something I do with containers I get from a Chinese place here. The possibilities are indeed endless for what you can upcycle these containers. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

  2. My mom keeps these food containers from fast food restaurants. She amazingly finds different ways to use them for. Usually, it is to give my sons some cake slices to take home. :)

  3. That is an awesome idea. I never though to upcycle the fast food containers that we get.

  4. I love this and I do it all the time! It comes in so handy, and it helps to save money too because these Glad and Ziplock containers are getting so pricey!

    Jasmine /

  5. We love reusing containers I get great ones from swiss chalet and we use them for our snacks and such too. they are great and durable! - Jeanine

  6. Great idea. I love collecting/reusing containers because I think these are always useful. I use containers for our snacks and even pet food. :D :D

  7. Great idea I love the idea of herbs in it. I can have fresh herbs all year long.

    1. Me too.
      I really need to get on with planting my own herbs.

  8. My fav place to eat and I love those containers. I usually get their chicken wraps and they come on those great containers. Must try that salad and their new coffee shake. That sounds yummy too

  9. I have to admit... we have never been to a chick-fil. We don't have them here in Canada but we are going to find one when we are New York city when we are there next month! This looks delicious!

    1. Wow. I'm glad it's on your to-do list when you visit. It's a really great place and with good food!

  10. I love chick fil a .. they serve the best chicken in area :) tasty

  11. This is by far our favorite "fast food" restaurant, love it.

  12. What a great idea for their salad containers. My husband loves a good spicy salad. I'll have to tell him about this one.

  13. I have not had a salad from Chick Fil before! What a great way to upcycle their containers!

  14. I try to reuse everything but I've never thought about a salad container before. Next time, I'm going to save mine and see what all I can use it for.

  15. This is our favorite place to eat anytime we're near one. Probably the most child friendly restaurant we've ever been too. The food is amazing too, I love the grilled chicken bites, and the fresh fruit containers for my daughter.

  16. I love all of these ideas on how to upcycle the Chick Fil A container! We keep all of our take out containers and use them for leftovers and on-the-go snacks!

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  18. This is an awesome DIY! Well, I don't know if DIY is the right "word", but still, I had never thought of reusing CFA salad containers. They are so cute and perfect for taking snacks, salads, whatever! Thanks for sharing! Now I'll have to start saving and reusing my CFA salad containers! - See more at:

  19. I was going to do mine as a lego storage carry case, but someone else did it ;) I think these containers are great!


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