Megan Young is a Sydney and Central Coast (NSW, Australia) based recipe developer, home cook, gardener, professional photographer, plant-based diet & wellness advocate as well as a mum and wife.
Veggies and Me was born back in 2011 as a platform to build community around healthy living and shared interest in the Plant-Based diet.
“I have been cooking since I can remember and eating a
plant-based diet almost as long. My Mum is a great cook
and encouraged me to cook when I was very young. I was
working in my aunt and cousin’s restaurant by the age of 12
and spent many a summer holiday elbow deep in veg prep
in kitchens around Hobart.
Growing up in beautiful Tasmania, Australia, surrounded
by nature, I couldn’t help but have a well-developed
appreciation for fresh, wholesome and local produce. Over the
years this love of cooking with fresh produce awakened my
interest in nutrition. I will continue to study nutrition and
never cease to be amazed by the power of food.”
Megan has studied nutrition at the College of Naturopathic
Medicine in Dublin and has earned a Certificate in Plant-Based
Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies
and eCornell (Cornell University, USA).
Without our health we have nothing! Without good nutrition it is impossible to achieve optimal health!
I wholeheartedly believe the most important thing we can do for ourselves and for our families is to get educated on the topic of nutrition. I am not talking, calorie counting, food pyramids, fad diets, pills and potions… I am talking: filling our plates and tummies with good old-fashioned fresh plant-based (a diet derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products) meals made simply and with love.
Veggies & Me is here to inspire you! A plant-based diet can be delicious, satisfying, easy, cost effective and even chic when required. It is easy to make a beautiful blog full of sweets and rich dishes but this blog is more than just eye candy food porn. Here you will find beautiful visual inspiration with simple, wholesome and healthy plant-based, vegetarian and vegan meal and snack ideas for you, your teens, toddlers or infants and the rest of your family.
The western world is currently at a cross-roads. Degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke are increasing at an alarming rate. The current generation is the first in history expected to live a shorter life than their parents. Scary!
Luckily for us the solution is simple… as simple as three words… PLANT-BASED DIET! Please join the community and lets keep inspired together.