Thursday, September 20, 2007

Emergency Snack Kit

When you are traveling to doctors and physical therapy sessions and so on and so forth you quickly learn that with waiting comes starvation. Particularly if you are waiting in the car. It is for this reason that I have started taking with me an emergency snack kit whenever I am going to go anywhere that might possibly entail waiting. My emergency snack kit is a quite simple concoction made up of whatever I have on hand to tuck into it that might aid in long term survival in a car while awaiting my parents' finishing up in a doctor's office or physical therapy session.

For example, as I write this I have just finished sorting through my brief case and compiling what I have in the way of an Emergency Snack Kit at the moment, that is:

1 Brach's Cinnamon Hard Candy - obtained from the nurse's desk at my dad's last blood test (must get more of these, they are very good!)
1 Hershey's Kiss - no idea how long that has been in my bag, but chocolate don't go bad... does it?
4 suckers obtained from banks. 2 cherry (one of them left over re-wrapped from last survival situation), 1 grape, 1 I think is maybe rootbeer, could be chocolate flavor?? (could be VERY old grape I suppose?)
4 squares of Hershey's chocolate (from one of those HUGE bars, so about 2 of the standard sized bars).
1 Lindor Lindt truffle chocolate sphere - addictive things I add to my stash in my purse whenever I get near the fabrics store since that is only place I know that sells them individually.
1 packet of 100 Calorie Pack Ritz Snack Mix - a little old and crumpled but still good despite the wear and tear.
and 1 can of Chocolate Royal Slim Fast that I added to my bag along with a straw as I dashed out the door.

Perhaps not the healthiest of Emergency Snack Kits, definitely not a diet friendly one in many ways, but something that keeps me going when I need to survive for an hour or four outside a doctor's office.

And it has me thinking I will make up a "lunch bag" that I can keep in the fridge overnight before I know I will need it and then grab and go the next morning, have a much healthier selection of snacking stuff than my normal fare of haphazardly collected snack foods.

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