Do you carry snacks?
Do you have a stash in your backpack, glove box, desk?
I have tried to be prepared for such occasions with baggies filled with nuts and dried fruit and even store-bought granola bars. None of these really fill the bill if you are ravenous.
My solution? Make and freeze sandwiches that you can grab and go.
The trick to make these is to put them together when you clear the kitchen after a meal that has left you with these ingredients.
Fontina and apple on crackers.
Hummus and arugula on pita.
Pesto and mozzarella on Italian rolls.
Tuna and coleslaw on taco shells.
Chicken strips and cranberry chutney on raisin bread.
You get the idea. Be sure not to have too much moisture. Mustard and olive oil freeze better than mayo. Pack and label by date and content in ziplock bags and keep up front in your freezer.
On the day I took this picture on the Elk River, we were twenty miles from the nearest food place and the car had to be towed because it wouldn't start. As we waited for the auto club tow, we ate dried up granola bars from the glove department. After we went home, I scoured the refrigerator and bagged our first emergency sandwich.