Eating healthy while moving isn’t always easy, but with a little preparation, you can ensure that nutrition won’t completely go out the window.
Moving requires a lot of energy and stamina that only well-balanced, nutritious meals can provide. You have an overwhelming number of important things to do during moving week, but being mindful about eating will help everything operate more smoothly.
Here are five of our best tips for eating healthy during a busy move.
1. Create a Meal Plan
Planning your meals in advance is the best key to eating healthy while moving. The days leading up to moving day are the epitome of chaos. If you don’t plan ahead, you’ll end up devouring a handful of potato chips for dinner instead of something with substance. Here are a few tips for creating a meal plan during the crazy pre-move preparation period:
- Take a complete inventory of the items in your fridge, freezer, and pantry
- Use this inventory to plan your menu; be creative with what you have!
- Set a pre-moving grocery budget for any necessary odds and ends
- Prepare snacks and small meals that travel well for moving day
2. Aim for Balance
As you plan your meals, aim for balance instead of perfection. Eating on the go doesn’t always allow for the most nutritious offerings, but as long as your meals are balanced, there’s no need to worry. Aim for most meals and snacks to consist of quality protein, healthy fats, and colorful fruits and vegetables.
3. Avoid Skipping Meals
Your eyes aren’t on the clock much during a busy move, but try to avoid skipping meals if possible. Relocating to a new home requires a lot of energy and nutritious food is the best way to keep your body going. Start your day off with a well-rounded breakfast and then set an alarm for when it’s time to break for lunch and dinner. Again, preparation will be your best friend as you strive to eat well-balanced meals during your move.
4. Keep Healthy Snacks Handy
To keep your energy up in between meals, keep a bin of healthy snacks handy. Prepare a selection of grab-and-go items that travel well such as mixed nuts, dried fruit, cheese sticks, raw vegetables, crackers, pre-made wraps or sandwiches, or hard-boiled eggs.
5. Stay Hydrated
Don’t underestimate the importance of staying hydrated during your move. The best way to ensure that you’re drinking enough water is to make it accessible. You can buy a pack of water bottles to hand out to everyone or fill up a large water dispenser so that H2O is always on hand.
Best of the West Movers Is Here for You
Eating healthy while moving can be difficult at times, but it will certainly help your move go smoother. Another way to ensure a seamless move is to work with Best of the West Movers. We’re a full-service moving company that does everything from packing to long-distance relocations across the country. Plus, we do it all at an affordable rate that you’ll love.
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