Choosing delicious, healthy snacks can be very tricky in the “toxic” environment we live in. Plus, snack boredom can lead to choosing options that are both convenient and comforting – foods higher in added salt, sodium, and fat. – H3 Registered Dietitian Felicia Hackett
At Hilton Head Health, our guests can choose from a variety of healthy, nutritious and energy packed snacks, called Fitbites. These are the perfect mid-afternoon or mid-morning snack that will help give you the energy and nutrients you need in between meals.
The best part about these Fitbites is that they are easy for on-the-go snacking. By planning out our snacks for the week, much like we plan out our meals, we are less likely to fall into the trap of processed foods such as a bag of chips, a granola bar, or cookies. These yummy Fitbites will curb your hunger better than processed snacks because they will provide the nutrients and energy your body is cravings.
Executive Chef Karla Williams loves the Fitbites. With her busy day-to-day life with cooking in the Healthy Kitchen, training at a Crossfit gym and taking care of your adorable pup Lucy, she needs a snack that is going to fill her up and keep her energized in between meals. Chef Karla’s favorite Fitbiteis the No-Bake Oat Energy Bites. “This is my go-to Fitbite. I love it because it tastes like a sweet cookie yet it provides me with a dose of nutrients and calories to keep me going. Also, it’s quick and easy to pop in a zip-lock bag to take on the go. Depending on how hungry I am I may grab a hard-boiled egg in addition to the energy bite.”
We encourage you to snack smart with natural foods that are good for you and will keep you on the right track. Go simple with an apple or an orange, or get creative with No-Bake Oat Energy Bites or H3’s Peanut Butter Hummus. Either way, having a wide selection of healthy and energy-packed snacks that are perfect for on-the-go will help maintain your calorie intake and accomplish your fitness and nutrition goals.