The days before you move can be stressful and busy while you juggle work, family, activities, and, of course, preparing for the big day. Hopefully, you’ve been following your moving plan, sticking to your budget, and following your moving timeline.

Most of your kitchenware is probably already packed and cooking might be out of the question when the majority of your pots and pans already disappeared in between the moving boxes.

So the question is: what are you going to eat while you’re in the middle of this transition?! There’s no need to worry: FlatRate has the answer and it’s easier than you think.

9 Easy One-Pot Meals to Make Before You Move

1. Chili

All you need for a nice bowl of chili are beans, ground meat, a can of tomatoes, spices, or a pre-made spice packet. Add onions and peppers while cooking the meat, put some sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce as garnishes and call it a day.

2. Crockpot

Making a meal in a crockpot couldn’t be easier or more convenient. Crockpot recipes are everywhere on the Internet and you can also gather more via friends and family or in a cookbook. Want to spice it up? Add your own ingredients, close the lid and turn it on.

3. Soup/Stew

Soups and stews are versatile, nutritious meals that can be the star of the show or a supplement to a greater meal. Most recipes are easy to follow in endless varieties from every ethnicity.  Give them a try!

4. Stir Fry

A stir fry can accommodate it all for a healthy, quick meal that only involves you and your wok! Grab some veggies, meat, and noodles and you’re ready to go.

5. Omelet/Frittata

Eggs are always an easy solution. Omelets, frittata, old school scrambled or sunny side up eggs will always get the job done.  Add cheese, meat, and vegetables and you already have a simple yet satisfying meal.

6. Grilling

Most likely, your grill will be one of the last items to go in the moving van, so use it until you lose it.  Grill meat and vegetables for a taste of summer year-round.

7. Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are easy to roast in the oven or reheat in the microwave. You can create your own choice of toppings like cheese or vegetables — even the leftover chili you made before — for an easy meal that doesn’t even require a pot!

8. Sandwiches

All you really need to make a tasty sandwich is the bread and whatever combination soothes you the best. Grab some fresh cheese and turkey and call yourself a chef. Need some inspiration? Search the internet for sandwich recipes.

9. Salad

A bag or head of lettuce, vegetables, croutons, salad dressing — even cheese and meat, and you have dinner. Feel free to add any other toppings to your salad. Love fruits and nuts? Maybe you’ll be adding apples and walnuts to your salad.

Categories: Home Advice, Move Planning