Moving Day Sweet Treats – 12 Yummy & Easy Things To Make & Eat
Moving can be a difficult and stressful time. As you pack up your home and transfer your belongings to a new place, there are many things to take care of. Organizing is essential to making your move as smooth and as stress-free as possible. By having a plan, you can make your move an exciting adventure.
At Amazing Spaces, we want to help you with your move in any way possible. Keep reading to find out some tips on how to handle meals and snacks during your moving process.
One way to reduce your stress is to have meals and snacks ready to go both for before and after your move. The days leading up to and after your move, you want to focus on getting everything in order, not on worrying about what to eat and making meals. Having meals on hand will take the guesswork out of eating and help save you time and money. By being prepared, you can avoid going out for fast food, which can be both costly and unhealthy. Then, you can reward your hard work in moving and setting up a new home by trying out a restaurant in your new neighborhood.
Moving Day Meal Planning
We have gathered some simple, healthy and wholesome meals and snacks to have on hand as you prepare to move. Please note, you may want to have paper plates and plastic utensils, as you will be packing up your kitchen and won’t want to have extra dirty dishes. Read on for some great ideas.
It’s a great idea to have some simple, no-cook meals ready for those nights when you have everything packed (or not yet unpacked) because cooking will be a huge inconvenience.
Sandwiches, chips, fresh fruits and veggies can make a simple, healthy meal. You can also mix it up and have wraps or pita bread. Think about your favorite items you like to pack for a picnic.
Salads are another easy meal where cooking is not required. Just pick up a bag of pre-washed lettuce, your favorite veggies, dressing, and a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. Assemble and voila! Dinner is served.
Freezer meals are also a great idea. These meals usually require minimal prep time and can often be tossed in the oven or slow cooker for a home cooked meal that takes no time at all. Read on for some of our favorites.
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a great comfort food to help your family get settled into their new home. Our favorite has veggies, savory chicken, and a buttery crust that will make your family feel right at home.
If your family enjoys Mexican food, baked chicken, bean, and cheese taquitos are a perfect make-ahead meal. Everything is prepared ahead of time and you only have to pop them in the oven. Kids will love dipping these taquitos in sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.
Lasagna is a great dish to make, freeze, and eat later. This recipe makes a delicious pan of lasagna that will have your family swearing you spent the whole day in the kitchen. Pair with a salad and some frozen garlic bread for a satisfying meal.
Country Breakfast Bowls
Don’t forget breakfast! These breakfast bowls are great for those mornings when you want a hearty breakfast but don’t have time to cook. Make up a batch of single-serve bowls and then stick in the microwave.
Casserole dinners are a great option because everything is prepped and cooked in one pan. They take less time and make less waste, and the results are a full meal.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes
These garlic parmesan chicken and potatoes are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Kids will love these and they are a healthy alternative to take-out chicken fingers and fries.
These sheet pan steak fajitas are a great option. Your family will think you’re having dinner out rather than grabbing a quick bite between unpacking boxes.
During the process of your move, you will want to have plenty of snacks on hand to keep you fueled between meals. Have snacks that are easy to grab will keep your family from choosing less healthy options.
It’s a great idea to have a snack bin in both the refrigerator and pantry. You will want to have a wide assortment of grab and go snacks that will please everyone in your family. For the refrigerator, stock up on yogurt, string cheese, pre-washed fruits, and veggies. Single serve containers of hummus, guacamole, and salsa add to the fun. For the pantry, make sure you have single servings of pretzels, popcorn, peanut butter, nuts, and fruit snacks. Your family will love the freedom of choosing a quick snack from the bins.
Cookies and Brownies
Why not make a few batches of cookies and brownies to freeze and thaw for a special treat? A sweet treat can be a great way to unwind after a difficult day of hard work.
If you’re planning on a long drive as you move to your new home, make sure to include a cooler with ice for any freezer meals you have prepared and for bottled waters. You will want your family to stay hydrated. You can also include an assortment of snacks so that your family is not tempted to eat expensive and unhealthy gas station food along the way.
With some simple planning and organization, moving can be easy and even exciting. At Amazing Spaces, we want to help you make the moving process as easy as possible. We are here to help you through every step of the way from our selection of moving supplies to a variety of storage options and the very best customer service.
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