While it’s true that moving can be quite a stressful task, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a bit of fun in the process. Just because you’re going to spend time packing and fixing things, maybe even hiring a moving company along the way, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good meal or a good snack on the go. Thankfully, we’re going to talk about just that – it’s actually possible for you to be full, be content, and be in the company of awesome food while you move to your dream home. All you need is a bit of creativity, a bit of exploration, and a bit of practical advice.
Are you going for perishable foods?
It’s still possible to eat perishable foods even if you’re on the move. Thing is, it’s best to prepare a cooler with gel ice packs just to make sure food main cold during your travel time. If you don’t have a cooler with you, you can get a large ziplock bag and have ice on hand so you can still eat good food while you’re on the move. If you want to keep food fresh, you can use plastic containers, lunch coolers and stainless-steel containers. For perishable food you can eat on-the-go, you can eat:
Pre-made salad. If you have the time to stop for a quick bathroom break, why not eat pre-made salads with you? Not only is this healthy, but it’s quite a good alternative to bite-sized snacks. Just make sure you have your salads pre-mixed, with the sauce in a separate container so you don’t need to worry about spills.
Raw milk cheese slices. If you’re a huge cheese fan, what better way to spend the travel but with quick cheese slices? This is a good way to easily fill the stomach without worrying too much about excess sugars and carbohydrates. You can add in a quick mix of biscuits and bread here, too, for sandwiches and fun snacks.
Guacamole packs. Who says guacamole is just for parties? If you want a filling and flavorful snack for trips, guacamole might be the food to go. It’s easy to make, easy to pack, and very easy to eat.
Strips of meat like beef, chicken, and shrimp. If you’re up for protein, you can always bring meat… if you cut them up in advance. This doesn’t necessarily need to be jerky, but rather meat you’ve slicked into strips so you can easily grab them and eat them on-the-go.
Are you going for non-perishables?
If you’ve ever traveled before, you’ve likely brought snacks with you. Not all snacks are travel-friendly, though. Some are very hard to clean, and some can get the car very messy. This doesn’t mean you can no longer bring non-perishable food, though. These are practical because you don’t need any form of cooling to store them. Here are some things you can consider:
Fresh fruits are always safe. Fresh fruits are always a safe choice for non-perishables on-the-go. Oranges, avocados, bananas, and apples are quick food to eat that is also nutritious.
Peanut butter, jam, and bread. It’s time to go old school, literally. If you’re having trouble with food to eat while traveling, why not eat some of the classics? Good peanut butter and jelly sandwich wouldn’t hurt. And if you want it really messy, you can get a jar of peanut butter or chocolate and just eat it with a spoon. You know you’ve always wanted to try it. And we suggest you should do it.
Dried fruits and nuts. Trail mixes and other combinations of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits won’t fail travelers like you. If you want a rich combination of flavor in a quick-to-eat format, trail mixes are things you can definitely rely on. You don’t even need to buy pre-made trail mixes. You can really just make one yourself before the trip, so it’s all your favorite fruits and nuts.
Food And Moving: Move With A Full Stomach
What better way to reward yourself for a day full of work than with a good meal, right? And this reward is something you can certainly give yourself while moving to your new home. Your ride to the next county, state – or wherever your new home will be – doesn’t need to be boring and bland. With the above tips, you can get yourself the right kind of awesome and delicious food to enjoy while moving with the rest of your family.