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Blog Crush: Meet Meg from Meg and Veg

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 …

Clean Blueberry, Coconut and Cacao Cookies

I’m not afraid to admit that the cookie jar in my work kitchen haunts me. It sits so innocently next to the herbal tea, often filled to the brim with all types of delicious goodness. When I think about sweet treats they become almost irresistible, and yes, I do give in on occasion. Unfortunately when I do, I often pay for it a day later with horrible stomach pains. No matter how delightful at the time, the Butterscotch Fingers are never worth it (not even the chocolate covered ones). 😉 I’ve blogged previously about the benefits of having your own healthier treats ready-to-go and today I’m here to share another one of my favourite recipes for such an occasion. I’ve spoken to several people over the course of my journey, and many advocate removing all sweets (and subsequently a lot of the joy) from your diet. Personally, I just can’t imagine a world without a little indulgence, so I figure if you’re going to do it – do it right! While these are definitely a treat food, they’re also clean, vegan, sugar and gluten-free and …

The summer dip that everyone will love: Beetroot Hummus

‘Tis the season for fruity cocktails, sunscreen and prawns with avocado. Yes, the Aussie summer is in full-swing which means long lunches, picnics and BBQs are aplenty. For those who have food hurdles to overcome the joys of entertaining or attending a friend’s do are often squished by embarrassment and starvation. Ensuring there is food you can eat, with out feeling like a royal pain or rude guest, can be a difficult task. Fortunately today it seems that food vices are no longer as taboo as they once were. My social gatherings are often a spectacular collection of no-nos including vegan, dairy-free, pescetarian, paleo and sugar-free eaters. The solution? A list of handy summer dishes that are easy to make, fuss-friendly and so delicious that even your normal friends will love them too. Here’s one to start your collection: Beetroot Hummus You’ll need: 500g beetroot 3 tablespoons unhulled tahini 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon sea salt What …

Steer clear of the cookie jar with these wickedly good brownies

Even though I’ve been avoiding sugar for months, I still often feel like something sweet (particularly with a cup of tea or at the end of a long day). Strangely the same goes for coffee despite that I no longer get the lows that come from caffeine withdrawal.  I miss the ritual. If you’re craving sugar or caffeine at certain points in the day, such as the 3pm slump, chances are you’re not fuelling your body properly early in the morning. A breakfast with a sufficient amount of protein is imperative to getting a good start and to avoiding those sweet snacks later in the day. No matter how skilled you are at dodging sugar, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself (healthily I may add). In the past, the sweetness of kiwi fruits and hummus have settled my need, but recently these favourites just aren’t cutting it. Why? We need to mix up what we eat. Too much of one thing can restrict your nutrient intake, build a food intolerance and eventually ruin your love …