Q+A with Vonn
Read our Q+A with Vonn and then make her Alpine Toast with JUST Egg and fuel like an Olympian.
What’s your approach to food? Are you an omnivore, vegetarian, totally plant-based or somewhere in between? Tell us a little bit more about how long you’ve taken this approach to food and why?
I’m all about balance. I try to live a very healthy lifestyle even though I’m on the go all the time. I like to have a good balance of both plant-based and animal-based proteins in my diet. However, over the last three years, since I retired from skiing, I’ve gravitated more toward a plant-based lifestyle. It’s better for my health and for the environment. I need less food now – I’m no longer taking in 5,000 calories a day – so making the food higher quality is important.
How did you find out about JUST Egg?
My best friend is a mother of two. She’s always up to date on the newest plant-based foods and latest trends. She got me hooked on it!
Why do you like JUST Egg?
I love that it’s really easy. Obviously, I love that it’s plant based. I love the way it cooks like regular eggs, and I don’t have to do anything different. It’s great to be able to store it in the freezer and then just pop it in the microwave.
JUST Egg is a really good thing to always have in my fridge or freezer. It’s convenient and a great way to stay on top of my diet instead of giving into things that are canned, sweet and bad for me.
What are your favorite recipes or dishes to make with JUST Egg? How often do you use it at home?
When I was racing, I would usually eat oatmeal or something more carb-heavy. Now, when I’m not racing, it’s always eggs. What’s great about JUST Egg is that you don’t have to do anything different. It cooks just like a regular egg.
In the morning, I like being able to mix it with whatever I feel like and whatever I have in my fridge – fresh veggies, leftover veggies, you name it. I usually add some Sriracha, and then I’m good to go.
If you could have breakfast with any three people (dead or alive) who would they be and why? What would you serve?
I’d have breakfast with my grandparents. My grandparents were pretty simple people. My grandma didn’t really eat much for breakfast, so I’d start her off with a simple JUST Egg scramble. My grandpa is very Midwestern and loves ketchup on eggs so we’d need to have a bottle of ketchup on the table. I’d also invite my mother. She loves a veggie omelette, so I’d make one for her.
What are your go-to tips for staying healthy?
To stay healthy, I need to plan ahead. It’s really hard when you’re traveling and, if you’re not prepared and you get hungry, your options are limited.
If I’m staying at an Airbnb or a hotel while traveling, I’ll do an Instacart order so I’ll have JUST Egg there and I’m ready to go.
I always have some nuts or whatever it is you can take with you. You don’t wanna get hungry when the only option is potato chips.
You’re in charge of creating the Olympic podium of egg dishes. What gets gold, what gets silver and what gets the bronze medal?
Gold: Alpine Toast
Silver: Scrambled eggs with every vegetable you can find
Bronze: Scrambled eggs with Sriracha