10 Ideas For Moving Day Meals (Simple & Delicious)

Moving days can be long and stressful with all the tasks needed to be completed. You are on the go from the time you wake up until it’s time to go to sleep, and with all the excitement and moving around, you may be unsure when or what you can eat!

But, no need to worry about going hungry the next time you move because this article lists the best meals that are easy to eat while on the go while moving!

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Moving Day Meal Ideas

The key to a good moving day meal is something that you can prepare ahead of time and is easy to eat with limited utensils. By the time moving day arrives, your entire kitchen is packed into boxes and your house has been thoroughly cleaned. At this point, cooking a big meal (or any meal really) just isn’t an option.

We’re also typically eating with plastic forks and paper plates those last few days as well because silverware has been packed away as well. So, anything you eat with your hands is a bonus. At the very least, something that is easy to eat with plastic silverware and paper plates or bowls.

Pinwheel Sandwiches

Pinwheel Sandwiches
Pinwheel Sandwiches check both boxes – can be made ahead of time and are easy to eat.

Pinwheel sandwiches are completely customizable with your favorite deli meats, cheeses, and sauces. Pick your favorite trio and make these easy on the go snacks the night before you move and have them ready to grab and eat while you move from one place to the next!

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is easy to make the day before a big move. You can make a large batch and have it prepped and ready to be eaten with crackers, chips, or make it into delicious sandwiches with your favorite bread or croissants.

Walking Tacos

Walking tacos are packed full of delicious flavors. Choose either Doritos or Fritos Corn Chips and add your favorite beans, ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, tangy red onions, crisp lettuce, and a dollop of sour cream! This easy to eat meal will have your tastebuds dancing!

Chicken Avocado BLT Wraps

Chicken Avocado BLT Wraps are not your average BLT! These BLT wraps have creamy avocado, delicious chicken, and are wrapped in your favorite wrap. Use plain wraps, sun dried tomato wraps, or try a spinach wrap to enclose this delicious BLT.

Pizza Pockets

Pizza Pockets are a great on the go meal that are filling and delicious. They can be made the day before and eaten cold or heated up quickly in the microwave. Customize them with your favorite fillings such as pepperoni, sausage, cheese, onions, or peppers!

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is tangy and packed with bold flavors that blend perfectly together. It is easy to throw together and even easier to eat! This pasta salad is made with spiral pasta, zesty Italian dressing, peppers, onions, and tomatoes! Make a large batch for all your friends and family!

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni SaladOpens in a new tab. is a unique take on traditional macaroni salad. It is made with sweet pineapple juice and creamy mayonnaise making it a creative recipe that you can grab and eat while on the go! Easily make this recipe ahead of time and not be bothered with cooking the day you move!

Hand Pies

Hand Pies are easy to make the day before any event such as moving to a new location. They can be made with beef, chicken, or even fruit depending on what version you like best! Try this recipe for a delicious beef hand pie that you will surely love!

Fruit Kababs

Fruit Kababs

Fruit Kababs are such a refreshing snack on hot moving days. If you plan on moving in the summer months you should absolutely make sure you make these fruit Kababs. They are layered with delicious strawberries, watermelon, grapes, pineapple, and melon.

Sit them in their own cooler with some ice and then they’re ready to go when you want them.


Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to make when I’m moving to a new place. You can easily prepare all the ingredients and have them ready to go when you have a free moment to heat them up! Choose your favorite meats, cheeses, or vegetables and pack them full to keep you from being hungry!

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salads are a refreshing meal that you don’t need to cook. This makes them perfect for busy days when life can feel overwhelming! Instead of making homemade chicken, buy a delicious rotisserie chicken and top your Caesar salad with croutons, dressing, and Parmesan cheese!

Order a Pizza

Finally, there is nothing wrong with just ordering a pizza. Ordering pizza is pretty cliche, especially if you’re feeding friends and family who have helped you load up the moving truck.

But, there is a reason why pizza is cliche. It’s easy and everyone loves pizza! There is going to be A LOT on your plate while moving, so there is no shame in making life a little easier by putting a slice of pizza on that plate as well.


Moving doesn’t have to be done on an empty stomach anymore! With these amazing recipes, you are sure to find a meal that you will love. Make one of these easy recipes for you and your friends and family the next time you move and they will thank you!

Melissa M

Melissa is part of a coaching family who has packed up and moved to new cities and states more times than she'd like to count! She's learned quite about packing up her life in a short period of time and is excited to share some of the things she's learned with others.

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