AAA Movers logo
Get a Free Quote

Why AAA

From our dedicated customer service team to our efficient approach, there’s a reason why AAA Movers stands out from the competition.

LEARN MORE

Serving the Twin Cities and Chicago, Markets

Since 1964, we’ve been serving the people of Minnesota and Illinois, getting them where they need to be easily and efficiently.

Services

Stay organized with our detailed moving resources. Whatever you need to make your upcoming move successful, we’ve got you covered.

LEARN MORE

Moving Resources

Checklists, blogs, videos — we’ve broken down our tips and tricks so you’re prepared for your next move.

LEARN MORE

Tips & Ideas for Cooking During a Move: Quick, Easy Meals

,
November 18, 2019

Start Your Estimate Today

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Next
Marty, the AAA Movers Mascot giving a thumbs up

You don't have to rely on takeout or delivery to feed yourself or your family during a move — you can enjoy healthier options and save yourself some money with a little bit of planning.

Here are some tips and ideas for easy meals you can make leading up to your move and while you're unpacking.

Some things to keep in mind about cooking during a move

7 tips for cooking while you're moving

  1. Focus on ingredients you can use for several meals (chicken, rice, ground beef, eggs, etc.)
  2. Make large dishes that can be eaten as leftovers beyond the original meal (hot dish!)
  3. Avoid anything too messy; things that can be eaten off a paper plate or even a napkin are great
  4. Think about convenient "street foods" — foods you can eat with one hand and/or while on the go
  5. Avoid anything too complicated (too many ingredients, too many steps, or too much cookware)
  6. Think fast! The goal is to find meals you can prep and make in 30 minutes or less
  7. Give yourself a hand — don't be afraid to use canned goods or ready-made items to simplify things

Quick, easy meal ideas for pre and post move

These ideas should help you start thinking of meals that satisfy our tips for cooking during a move as well as your family's appetite.

Collage of Mexican dishes including enchiladas, nachos, and fajitas

Lunch and dinner ideas

All of these ideas will work for either lunch or dinner, and many of them could work for breakfast as well with slightly altered ingredients. The ingredients for many of these meals can also be repurposed for other meals.

Fresh croissant and coffee

Breakfast ideas

Quick, easy breakfasts are easier to do than lunches and dinners. Think continental breakfast items, make ahead items, and easy additions like eggs or bacon.

The sooner you pack, move, and get settled into your new home, the sooner you can get back to your usual schedules and meal plans. Work with the certified moving experts at AAA Movers to get the job done fast and with the greatest care for your items. Call us or request a free online moving quote today!

Like what you see

Share with Friends or Family

Related Blog Posts

Chicago Information
Make the Most of Chicago St. Patrick's Day 2024
February 16, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is one the biggest Chicago celebrations of the year! Whether it’s your first time participating or you’re finally crossing it off your bucket list, we’ve got the details for this year's festivities.  Behind the History of Chicago St. Patrick’s Day The vibrant celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago date back […]

Read More
Moving Tips
Getting Rid of a Mattress the Right Way
February 12, 2024

Disposing of a mattress isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. But not doing it properly could get you in trouble. If you’re planning an upcoming move and aren’t sure the right way to dispose of a mattress, keep reading!  Different Ways to Dispose of Your Old Mattress Getting rid of an old mattress responsibly […]

Read More
Local Residential Moves
Drink Up: The Best Minneapolis Breweries
January 15, 2024

Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but today, some people consider it the land of 10,000 craft beers. Nearly 200 craft breweries cover the North Star State, with many breweries in the Twin Cities. How many breweries are there in Minneapolis? More than 80 breweries spread across the city’s eclectic neighborhoods. So, whether […]

Read More
Moving Tips
New House Essentials
January 8, 2024

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting and never-ending journey of owning your home.  While the excitement of this big purchase can take a lot of attention, you’ll need quite a few items to set up your new home and make it feel safe and comfortable. Of course, the […]

Read More

Start Your Estimate Today

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Complete our short form to get your free estimate.

Next
Marty, the AAA Movers Mascot giving a thumbs up
YouTube iconFacebook iconInstagram iconTwitter logoPinterest iconLinkedIn icon

Copyright © 2024 - All Rights Reserved | AAA Movers is not associated with AAA Auto Club