You know, the moments when you realise that you need to eat something Right Now. This may be when you're out, or when you're at home and up to a bit of food prep, or when you're at home and not up to food prep at all. My own requirements: vegan, something that packs down small as I carry a really tiny bag, minimal sugar. I carry a tube of Nuun tablets in my bag, so that takes care of electrolytes, and I can't remember the last time I got stranded somewhere without access to a glass of water to put a Nuun tablet in. Most energy bars are loaded with sugar and much higher in calories than I want for a snack. I tried the Meridian peanut bars and really liked them, those are about half peanuts and half sugars coming from fruit syrup, but while they gave me a good boost if I was out and light-headed, I'd get increased pain from the sugar later. I've also used Sesame Snaps, which are half sesame seeds and half glucose, so there's too much sugar for me there as well. If you're OK with that amount of sugar, both of those are noble things. I've bought some little resealable bags and filled a few with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and a sprinkle of salt. They seem to weigh about 25g. If I make this snack at home and can be bothered, I toast them in a non-stick pan for added nomminess. I might throw in a few raisins once this pain flare has subsided, as I suspect that a small amount of sugar may help when you need emergency energy. Just not as much sugar as a Meridian bar (11g sugar), that seems to be over my limit. What do other people use? I'm also contemplating almonds and a small bit of dark chocolate (say 4g, 70% cocoa), though I don't know whether the chocolate will get nasty in the bag if it's left for more than a short time. It's a common snack for me at home, they seem to balance well and are very tasty. Right now, this is generally needed for when I go to acupuncture, because that lowers my blood pressure to the point where I come out with blurry vision for a while. I had the same problem when I was going out for a massage or trigger point therapy treatment. I will probably be giving up on the acupuncture, I don't think it's really helping, but it's handy to have snacks prepared. Hopefully I will get through this bad patch and be up to trips out to the pub and so forth soon! The snacks in the hall end up being given to other people quite often, especially my support workers, who are generally working long hours with little time for lunch. For snacks at home when I want something more substantial and have the energy for a bit of cooking, I am getting very into popcorn! Savoury, of course. One version is with salt, smoked paprika and nutritional yeast, and anoother is with salt, black pepper, cumin seeds and nutritional yeast. I reckon protein is one of the crucial things here, what do other people think?