Go-To Summer Snacks

Fuel Up the Right Way!

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"Part of the joy of eating is the anticipation of seasonal foods. For me, the first asparagus of spring or the first raspberries in the summer are cause for a celebration. Eating with the seasons helps ground us and reminds us of our connections to the earth" -John Ash  

     Summer: a time spent playing outdoors, spending more time with loved ones, and enjoying the bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables in season. Our bodies’ metabolism shifts with the seasons. During spring and summer, the sun's energy warms the body and we have less need to produce internal heat through the digestive system, so our appetite naturally decreases. With this, our bodies don't want or crave the hot and savory foods of winter. Here, I have provided a few summer snacks that not only are in season, but are also quick to make for yourself and your family!

Vegan BBQ Ideas

Just in Time for Summer

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Yep, it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for the days of backyard barbecues and summer parties. We’re here with delicious, Kaia-approved recipes to make your weekend full of flavor without blowing all your hard work.

Although cookouts are prone to be meat-laden, start a new, all-vegan barbecue tradition and challenge your family, friends, and even neighbors to make savory recipes. Throwing some fresh veggies on the grill is just one way to keep meals exciting. Not to mention, you can really impress company by presenting them veggies in ways that they never thought possible! Finish up your spread with a hydrating, sweet watermelon, berries and coco whip for a light, easy dish everyone will love.

Dieting vs. Lifestyle Changes

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Ah, the age-old topic! Nearly everyone I know has tried one diet or another on their endless journey to permanent weight loss. Stop any stranger on the street and I’d wager they’ve heard of at least a few of the trendy diets that have become such a prevalent part of the health industry: Atkins, South Beach, Keto, Paleo, Zone- to name a few. But I only know a handful that have successfully lost the weight and have kept it off- for good! What’s their secret? Nothing new there either! It’s all about your lifestyle and making those healthy changes to it that will keep the weight off for good and giving you the opportunity to be a healthier and happier you. 

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of BRIK

Boot Camp

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BRIK is our signature program. It is full of great calorie and metabolism boosting workouts, challenging skill work and FIT tests. We provide you with nutrition information, meal planning, cookbooks and goal setting. There is so much going on, and it is such a fun 6 weeks from the beginning… but sometimes that energy can fade over time. Don’t let your momentum slip. Use these tips to really get the most out of BRIK.