Moving is hard enough — the last thing you need to worry about is being a gourmet chef during the first week in your new home. However, everyone does need to eat, and you probably don’t want to do takeout for a week straight. Luckily, you can feed your family healthy meals without spending ages in the kitchen. Read on for some of our favorite easy meals for moving week.

Easy Meals For Moving Week

One-Pot Meals

Although unpacking the kitchen can be a headache, dinner is easy enough when it’s a one-pot meal. From start to finish, all of the cooking happens in a single container.

The Pioneer Woman, of Food Network fame, makes a mean pot of chili. Top with some crispy tortilla chips, grated cheddar, and a dollop of sour cream for a meal that’s easy and will make everyone happy.

Go Cajun with this one-pot Andouille sausage jambalaya with shrimp. Top with fresh chopped parsley, green onions, and your favorite hot sauce.

In the mood for Mexican flavor? Try this one-pot Mexican chicken and rice that the whole family will love.

Sheet Pan Meals

The beauty of a sheet pan dinner is that the flavors deliciously intermingle as they cook. Your family can enjoy that slow-roasted taste with only a fraction of the prep work.

What could be better than a dinner that is healthy, easy, and ridiculously tasty? You’re sure to love this one-pan Balsamic chicken and veggies.

Try this homey recipe for sheet pan mini meatloaves with potatoes and green beans.

A packet of ranch seasoning is an easy way to season these ranch pork chops and potatoes. Just add a premade salad, and dinner is done.

Slow Cooker Meals

With a slow cooker, you can prep your ingredients as early as the night before. In the morning, just set it and forget it — and dinner will be ready with no further trouble.

Is anything better than a loaded baked potato? This loaded baked potato soup gives it a run for the money.

The secret behind these crock-pot chicken tacos is a can of green chiles. Even better, you can use the leftover meat for nachos, tortilla soup, or a pizza topping.

Create mouthwatering sandwiches with this Dr. Pepper pulled pork recipe. It’s easy, delicious, and feeds a crowd. What more could you ask for?


Most people love a good casserole, and they’re especially great when you have kids. You’ll get a whole meal’s worth of proteins, veggies, and grains in one delicious dish.

If you have a few more minutes to spend in the kitchen, this lobster version really takes dinner up a notch. With ingredients like white wine, Gruyere cheese, and fresh garlic, you can’t go wrong.

Trisha Yearwood’s Chickless Pot Pie is a vegetarian spin on your nana’s classic comfort food. We guarantee you won’t miss the chicken.

Combine the flavors of Greek and Italian cooking with this recipe for Greek baked ziti. The fresh-squeezed lemon juice and breadcrumb topping really send it over the edge.

It’s Moving Time!

Think beyond peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as you prepare to move. Before the big day, plan your easy meals for moving week. Don’t forget to make your grocery list in advance — you won’t want to take the extra time away from unpacking.

Watch the video below for great snack ideas for moving day. 

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