Maybe “emergency” overstates the issue, but for me, when I’m hungry, it is most definitely an emergency. And given how hectic this week was, I’ve been subsisting off of mostly “emergency” rations. So without further ado, here are some of the best eats to keep on hand.
Actually, wait, there should be further ado. I’m not talking about food that’s great to have in a real emergency. That is a post that is entirely more serious than this weird, goofy, sometimes head-scratching column can hold. No, no – I am talking about the foods you eat when there is literally no time to do anything but run and chow down.
OK now here’s the list for real.
- Nuts – These are definitely a common go-to and with good reason. I am partial to cashews and macadamia nuts and almonds, but whatever works for you. They’re baggable, portable, and come in a variety of roasts. Sometimes I throw together a home-made trail mix with raisins, dried apricot, nuts, and, if I’m feeling saucy, chocolate chips.
- Cupcakes with ganache instead of frosting – The frosting gets way too messy, especially if you want to transport cupcake via plastic bag, and chocolate ganache just sounds super fancy anyway. I don’t know about you, but I have days where the only thing that feels right is eating a bunch of portable cake. From a bag. For maximum vegan cupcake deliciousity, pick up Vegan Cupcakes Takeover the World from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero – there are cupcakes made from BEER in there. How awesome.
- Potstickers – No joke, I always have a spare bag of potstickers in my freezer just in case work is extra long and hard (insert dick jokes here, I guess). It isn’t gourmet, but it’s done in a pinch and then I get to do my favorite thing ever – eat delicious things wrapped in a warm, friendly, delicious carb blanket.
- Beer ““ Haha, no this time I am joking. Please carry around water. Dehydration makes fools of us all. Especially me.
How about you? What are your emergency eats?