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 one of the best out of state moving companies 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 working with a moving company to move 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.
32 thoughts on “House Moving And Food: The Foodie’s Guide To Snacks On The Go”
When we moved many years ago, we avoided perishable foods as much as possible. These are great tips for people who are planning a major move.
I have read articles about tips when moving house, but honestly, your post is unique and relevant. We are always reminded how to pack things, how to choose the right movers, but we forget that we too have to eat!
When moving we would have freezer parties and see what is in the freezer to make or eat. I try to cut down buying food before I move so that all is left is condiments to move to the next place. There is something exciting to move into a new place with little in your fridge to start from scratch and get the foodie fridge stocked.
There is nothing I love more than a good meal. I love these snack options as well!
Yep, I’m not a fan of moving, it’s a pain and a hassle. These are great ideas for quick good eats.
Guacamole is my everything so you had me there! I also love cashews so the nuts were a great idea! I am too lazy to have a cooler tho lol
I gotta admit, when we move I just order in a lot… LOL. My mother-in-law is fantastic at preparing food for us, too, which is super helpful. Personally, I just make sure we eat as much as we can before moving day so there is little in the kitchen then we use the excuse to order in.
This is great to know! When moving, it can be so difficult to dwindle down your pantry and fridge to the basic necessities needed for the move, with the plan to restock once you’ve gotten into the new place. These are great tips to help with that.
What a great reminder for people who are in the process of moving! We sometimes forget we have to feed ourselves amidst all the chaos of moving. I love this post!
Nice comprehensive list. I normally go in for dry fruits, cakes, yoghurt, fruits and sandwiches. And some dark chocolates. Chips are a big no no unless I get the baked variety.
I love this. My family thought I was weird when I had a pack of snacks kept aside when I was moving. They were def a bit more boring that your suggestion so I’ll be definitely making a note of these. (Won’t be moving any time soon tho. That’s exhausting lol)
I always love to eat some fresh fruit! yumm!
I love travel-friendly snacks, always so handy on the go! Thanks for the great tips! A good meal is the best way to reward yourself indeed!
Those are some great ideas. Moving houses are indeed a hassle but ideas like these makes it tolerable.
I’m a huge fan of pre-made salads. Thanks for these great tips!
These are great tips. Since we travel quite often, I feel I could use some of your suggestions for that too. Thanks for sharing!
Great ideas! These tips can also be used when going on a road trip.
These are great tips. It’s hard to eat well when everything is packed in boxes!
Love the salad suggestion! Poor snack choices just make moving that much worse, so these are great to remember!
This is a really interesting post. Most people don’t think about the logistics of eating when they’re moving, but it’s a real thing. There’s a period of days when you don’t have access to all the things you normally would.
I love this kind of advice, thank you so much for sharing! I love the idea of just cutting up strips of meat so its more easy to bring with you 🙂
I never thought of the snack part of moving, though it is important. But since we will be moving soon, I’ll keep all of this in mind!
Great post! Moving house can be stressful, so stressful that you might forget to feed yourself! This is a great reminder for anyone to stock up on snacks and I’m sure the move will be a lot easier! Thanks!
Moving can always be stressful! It is nice to have some comfort food snacks with you to help you get through it and keep your stomach full, haha.
These are awesome! It’s important to remember that we too have to be fueled up with good food as we need so much energy when moving.
that’s a great list. i remember moving and we had so many non perishables as we moved across the country.
These are some great ideas! I always feel like take away is my only option for food when moving house.
For me, pre packed salads are the best deal! Moving is a pain and it does triggers my anxiety so much! Eating light helps me a lot!
I haven’t been a position to move houses for a long time, decades. All of my recent moves have been from one place in the city to another so these tips never applied. Nonetheless, they are great tips to have in my back pocket!
I just moved a month ago and this would have been great info to use! Because restaurants are so limited right now, we made the kitchen the last thing I packed up and the first thing to unpack once we got to the new house.
Wow…I can’t leave any of those choices behind. It looks like I am going with everything after all!
We have done many the moves, and I 100% agree with all these tips. Wish I had seen them sooner!
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