If you’re into awesome healthy food there’s a good chance you’re aware of the stellar job Sarah Wilson and her team at I Quit Sugar are doing. Meg Yonson is a junior writer on their team and the author behind drool-worthy food blog ‘Meg and Veg‘. She’s also my latest blog crush!
A qualified nutritionist, Meg is a country girl at heart who is passionate about making and consuming real, honest food. Her blog is a gathering of flavoursome, easy-to-prepare eats featuring fresh produce and ideas.
Meg was kind enough to give me a few minutes of her time to dish on her love of food and nutrition. She also shared a couple of her recipes with me, so make sure you click through to get more. You won’t be disappointed.
Tell me about your blog. Why did you start it and what’s your passion?
As soon as I became “that friend” that took photos of their food on Instagram, my friends were asking for the recipes. So, I created Meg & Veg – a name which was originally temporary but then I couldn’t think of anything better.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I wake up early and do some sort of exercise, come home, make a delicious breaky (which is my favourite meal) and then head to work at I Quit Sugar writing for the website.
Later I come home, do some recipe development and hang with my housemate and watch some OC (old school!). Not every day is this chill though!
How do you relax when you’re not busy answering questions at I Quit Sugar?
I spend time in the sunshine! Whether it’s hiking, bike riding or sitting in a park, the only time I can truly relax is when I’m outside, or when I’m cooking. When I’m cooking I don’t even think about the time and just, relax!
What’s the most important part of your day?
Mornings for sure. I can achieve almost anything in the morning.
Where does your passion for food come from?
What is your approach to food?
What is your favourite food, recipe or cafe?
Favourite food: Probably cheese, lets be real.
Café: Hmm, can I say restaurant? Little Kitchen Coogee, which is at the end of my street! They serve really hearty meals all made with local produce. Delish!
How do you release stress?
By cooking. I’m convinced cooking fixes everything.
Who are the people in your life that make you your happiest you and why?
All my best friends and family (who are also my best friends). My friends have such random personalities, which makes them really interesting to hang out with. They’re all a bit weird and random, and I like that!
What does living The Whole Life mean to you?
Having a life full of deeply nourishing food, great experiences and a happy mind, shared with the people you love.
What is your favourite way to be active?
Hiking somewhere remote and getting lost!
If you could give others one piece of advice, what would it be?
Chill out. Don’t care so much about stuff.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
I’m not sure of the best, but most recently my mum told me to think like my dad when I was in a stressful situation and had just too much on my plate. My dad calms his mind and finds a practical solution without being frantic. I’m trying to do this!
What is the most important lesson we all need to learn?
How to care less about stuff that doesn’t matter.
What’s next on your horizon?
As much as I love the online world, in years to come I’d love to move back home to my country town and work with people one-on-one there by doing nutrition and cooking workshops. And ultimately, I want to educate people and develop strategies to help small towns support their local farmers and growers as opposed to selling out to Big Food companies.
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