growyourownfood Photos & Videos

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It’s really cold today and we’re staying inside until the rain stops. I’m entertaining our guest for the weekend, @frodoincognitoseattle , by reading a book about vegetables. He’s not impressed but he’s being a good boy anyway 🐾🥕 #dogs #plants #gardening #garden #grow #gardeninglife #gardeninggoals #gardeningideas #gardendesign #outside #homegrown #growyourown #growyourownfood #growyourownveggies #outdoors #nature #greenthumb #flowers #containergarden #seattlegardener #washingtongardener #pnwgarden #relaxing #happy #happyplace

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4 minutes ago

The first tomatoes of the season are setting! These marble-size Candyland tomatoes are in a pot for quick snacking as we pass by.

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Yay! Finally!!! It wont be long now!

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5 minutes ago

These Cherokee Purples are so exciting ~ I’m telling you this week has been so hard between the bugs and the heat, and everything else here, and seeing beauties like these is such a beautiful reminder of how blessed we are to be growing our own food and learning everything that we’ve been learning. There is beauty all around, especially this time of year! , . . #eatwhatyougrow #organicgarden #homesteadlife #instagardeners #organicgardening #homestead #homesteading #gardener #growyourfood #growwhatyoueat #growyourownfood #ediblelandscaping #organic #healthyeating #healthy #tomatoes #growsomethingbeautiful #beautyallaround #gardeningtips #gardenblogger #backyardfarm #farmlife #hobbyfarm

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6 minutes ago

I wake up at 430 to get to the farm on time, and that's a little tough. But then I get to listen to good music on the way and arrive to see this gorgeous sight. The garden I work in most of the time is called Narnia. It really is a magical place. (P.S. our other two gardens are called Middle Earth and the Forbidden Forest, so you know I'm in book nerd heaven over here) . . . #sustainability #sustainableagriculture #growyourownfood #knowyourfarmer #farmtotable #ncagriculture #farmher #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #womeninag #notill #organicproduce #organicfarming #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #farmlife

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10 minutes ago

In permaculture in raised beds I always found growing from grains like turnips,carrots did not work well for me,managed to get It together.So I thought maybe someone is having à hard Time and with photos I 'll show you how I do mine now. First pic raised bed with plenty mulch,2nd just to show high- bed.3rd I take of multch with rake and leave in space betwen the beds,for using once my grains start to grow,and helps stop évaporation from side of beds. Then I plant seeds wait for them to grow a bit and pull multch back on....Works well for me🙌 #notillgardening #permaculture   #permaculturefrance #sowseeds #semis #sustainablegardening #selfsufficences #ediblegarden #organic #bio #growyourownfood #growyourown   #growfood #growfoodnotlawn #girlswhogrow   #ediblegarden #kitchengarden   #growyourownfood #gardenbythemoon   #jardinageaveclalune #ecologie #solvivant " #selfsufficient #doityourself

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10 minutes ago

So much for that spinach! It's been warm for 2 days and bam! That's a wrap. Unfortunately not a spinach wrap.😞

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Thyme. "Thymus vulgaris". The ancient Egyptians used her to aid in the process of embalming. She is a prime candidate to use when combating mucous as she is an expectorant and soothes the throat. She is anti-bacterial, antioxidant, astringent, anti-dandruff. She fights indigestion, menstrual symptoms, and shortness of breath. Thyme has been used as a natural preservative in cosmetic creams as she in antimicrobial and fights symptoms of aging. Do not use if you are already allergic to rosemary. She may also stimulate the thyroid and cause changes in heart rate and breathing patterns. #thyme #thymusvulgaris #herbs #herbalist #herbalism #herbalistsofinstagram #herbiary #herbarium #witchesofinstagram #greenwitch #herbalmedicine #healyourself #naturalremedies #folkremedies #herbalapothecary #apothecary #forage #plantallies #plantfriends #plantmedicine #backtonature #backtotheroots #herbalapothecarycabinet #herbalgrimoire #pressedherbs #herbalismproject #growyourownmedicine #growyourownfood #eatyourwayhealthy

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13 minutes ago

We spent the morning at the allotment together before heading off to a local park for a picnic lunch today, all in the brilliant sunshine. We took the potato patch at plot one from the weed choked horror in picture one to the purely-potato-plant content in picture two. Picture three is just a picture of Richard in his natural habitat.

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25 tomato plants in but this one has my heart every year - Cherokee Purple.

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Hallo meine Lieben 🌸 Bei uns im Vorgarten habe ich letztes Jahr Kümmel (Wiesenkümmel, Carum carvi l.) ausgesät und nun hat er seine wunderschöne Blüte gebildet. Der Wiesenkümmel gehört im Gegensatz zum Schwarzkümmel zu den Doldenblütlern und sollte nur von wirklich erfahrenen Naturfreunden wild gesammelt werden, denn eine Verwechselung kann bei Doldenblütlern schnell mal geschehen und endet meist nicht sehr schön. Im ersten Jahr bildet er nur kleine Blattrosetten aus, erst im zweiten Jahr bildet der Kümmel seine kleinen weißen bis rötlichen Dolden ❤️ Seine Samen sind etwa 3mm lang und 2mm breit und werden erst beim Trocknen braun. Die Blütezeit ist von Mai bis Juni, geerntet werden kann ab Anfang Juli bis in den August hinein. Auch in der Volkskeilkunde ist er eine sehr geschätzte Pflanze, wirkt er doch verdauungsanregend, gegen Völlegefühl und Blähungen sowie bei nervösen Herz-Magen-Leiden. Alles in allem ist der Kümmel eine wirklich fantastische und vor allem auch sehr schmackhafte Pflanze, die in keiner Küche fehlen sollte 😊😍 #garten #Kümmel #kräutergarten #heilpflanzen #gärtnern #Sonne #Natur #gemüsegarten #gewürze #garden #caraway #herbalgarden #herbal #healingplants #gardening #sun #nature #vegetablegarden #spice #marensgartenküche #plauen #growyourownfood #selbstversorger

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Attempting the umiboshi method of preserving immature freestone peach castoffs. Anyone who has a mature stone fruit tree knows how aggressively they put out fruit. Left unchecked there can be up to 8 peaches on one tiny branch. 😐 Not good for shape or size of fruit and certainly bad for the poor strained branch. Not wanting to just throw the baby fruits out, we decided to try salt fermenting them. Umiboshi is a Japanese condiment made from the ume plum, Prunus mume. The ume plum is similar enough to immature peaches I think we can get away with the substitution. I followed a recipe from @rootedfood where she used wild california plums. Her instagram and website are beautiful, and worth a peek! I'll let you know how they turn out! #fermentedfruit #fermentedfoods #growyourownfood #stonefruittree

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Mary is excited about the amazing amount of peas that we just harvested from our garden!! We ran out of bowl space before we were even done harvesting! See how you can grow your own peas with our free app! ⠀ ⠀ #growfood #growyourfood #growyourownfood #backyardfarming #gardening #growingfood #organicfood #vegetablegarden #vegetable #vegetablegardening #fromseedtospoon #seedtospoon #growfoodnotlawns #gardentotable #peas #healthyeating #healthyeatingtips #kidsgarden #kidsgardening

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🍓🍓 Ah! My little strawberry plants that I transplanted from my dad's garden last weekend are doing so good!! I'm so happy! Look at those little blossoms! 🤗 • I don't know a ton about gardening but I am learning a lot from watching my dad (and I've been getting sucked into homesteading videos on YouTube 😂) I do know you are supposed to pinch off blossoms on first year strawberry plants... I'm not going to... we didn't on the first year plants at my dads that last couple years and they have been doing amazing.. so fingers crossed it works out for me too 🤞🍓

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The kids and I are growing some oyster mushrooms to help with our mycology study! I can’t believe how fast they grow! 🍄

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We had a busy/ productive week getting the veggie garden & berry patch (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries & grapes) prepped and a good chunk planted. This is the first growing season in are home so there was extra work this year building the raised beds and making the garden bigger. In the garden we planted green beans, beets, carrots, potatoes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, 2 varieties of zucchini & a few different varieties of pumpkins. Some of the things we are still planning to plant are peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, different lettuce varieties, kale, spinach,radish, and different melons. Can’t wait for all the delicious veggies & fruit to come later this summer🌱👨🏼‍🌾👩🏼‍🌾🥕🍓💕 . . . . #growyourownveggies #homegrownveggies #veggiegarden #heirloomvegetables #thehappygardeninglife #growyourownfood #organicgardening #growsomethinggreen #veggiegarden #gardentotable #eatwhatyougrow #growyourfood #homegrown #gardenfresh #greenthumb #growyourown #healthylifestyle #registereddietitian #dietitiansofinstagram #productiveweek #backyardgarden

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Let's talk Compaction and weeds, make sure to scroll right to see the other pics, A weed is just a plant where "we" don't want it to be, in nature there is no dice thing as a weed, every plant has a job to do. Learning to read your weeds is a great way to learning what the land needs, and what is wrong. This guy has a crazy long tap root to dig deep into the ground breaking up the compaction and bringing nutrients to the surface and providing water where there is little at the surface. So where was this guy and why did I remove it, well it was in the middle of one of my paths in heavy clay soil, I had cut and dropped this guy several times over the last year, but now with my crops being bigger it was starting to get in the way do had to go. It it's place a deep hole had been left that will allow water it get deep into the ground where without it the water would struggle to get through the clay. Allowing it to die in place would have provided compost and nutrients to the ground but it is a tough guy and just kept growing and blocking my path, so had to go, this time. He is now mulch and the nutrients it had stored in its leaves will feed the ground rather than he thrown away. Learn to read your weeds and you will learn to love them, or learn to replace them with a plant that can do the same job but he a benefit rather than a problem #gyo #growyourownfood #allotment #allotmentlife #weeds #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture

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Looking forward to these gems ripening up soon! And the best part is we grew them ourselves so we know there’s no chemicals on them — just sweet, delicious berries coming soon! So thankful for our neighbor thinning out her strawberry patch and sharing the extra plants with us! Who says eating healthy has to be expensive or boring? No way! I love strawberry rhubarb anything and I’m sure I’ll be using some for making strawberry lemon water Kefir too, that is if my family doesn’t eat them as quickly as I can pick them! What’s your favorite way to use strawberries? 🍓😋🥰 . . . . #comingsoon #strawberries #yum #goodforyou #inmygarden #thehappygardenlife #pesticidefree #nongmo #instagardening #plantbased #vegan #organicgardening #happyplace #cleanliving #healthy #healthyliving #Ohioflowers #growyourown #allnaturalskincare #growyourownfood #midwestliving #lovemyjob #sunnybrookgardensltd

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Our tomatoes are coming fast!! Soon we'll be swimming in Sungold, Cherokee Purple, German Johnson, Kellogg Breakfast, Dr. Yellow, Principe, Amish Paste, and Big Dena varieties. We can't wait! What is your favorite thing to do with farm fresh tomatoes? . . . #sustainability #sustainableagriculture #growyourownfood #knowyourfarmer #farmtotable #organicproduce #organicfarming #regenerativeagriculture #regenerativefarming #smallfarm #farmlife #northcarolina #ncagriculture #notill #notillgrowers #marketfarmer #csa #communitysupportedagriculture

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“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins." ~Laurie Colwin . 🌱 There seems to be a certain amount of controversy amongst gardeners on whether one should prune their tomatoes 🍅—the suckers in the armpit between stems. All of my heirlooms are indeterminate, with a long growing season well into the fall, as compared to determinate, which have a shorter set growing period with all of the fruits coming in at the same time—good for pots and in colder climates with a shorter growing season. I prune mine every few weeks, leaving a few behind, to limit the nutrient hungry foliage and the amount of space they take up. ❓Do you prune your tomato plants❓ . ✨ #tomatoes #tomato #pruning #heirloomtomatoes #tomatoplant #homegrowntomatoes #ediblegarden #gardentotable #kitchengarden #ediblelandscaping #homegrown #vegetablegarden #raisedgardenbeds #lauriecolwin #tomatolove #growyourownfood

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PARSLEY!!! 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 So you guys check this out!! This is my parsley plant I just pulled out of my tower garden!!! 😍 My tower garden needed a good clean, due to running it for about 8 months straight, so I had to pull her 🤪 🌱🌱 You guys she is 5 feet 9 inches tall (FYI, I'm 6 feet tall) without pulling her completely straight and her stalk was 1 inch in diameter!!! 🌱🌱 She has leaves almost as big as my palm and I was a volleyball player so my hands are on the bigger side lol 🌱🌱 I just am so proud of her and had to show the world 😊 🌱🌱 She was turned into pesto, dried, frozen, and eaten right then and there!! Never had such good parsley before in my life!! 🌱🌱 Oh yeah and she has been harvested every week for months and months and she loved it!! 🥰 🌱🌱 Can't wait to get another one started and see how tall I can get my next one!! 🌱🌱 HAPPY GARDENING EVERYONE!!!! #indoorgardening #veggies #herbs #hsecoaching #babesinbusiness #healthstyleemporium #growyourownfood #towergardenofficial #freshfood #homegrownveggies #happygardening #gardening #largeplants #fresh #indoorgrown #plantbeauty #foodbabe #girlswithplants

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Est-il stupide de laisser fleurir un pied de radis qui n’a pas donné une racine qu’on pourrais considérer comme « vendable » ? J’ai entendu dire qu’il valait mieux laisser monter en graine les plants les plus « généreux » pour obtenir des graines qui donneront de meilleures récoltes. Avez-vous des retours similaires ou bien des exemples du contraire ? #permaculture #permacultura #permaculturegarden #permaculturelife #biodiversité #ecolo #ecologie #ecologic #greengarden #jardinurbain #potagerurbain #maraichage #urbangardener #potagerbio #culturebio #jardinbio #legumesbio #jardincomestible #maraichagebio #solvivant #biodiversité #developpementdurable #growyourfood #growyourownfood #organicgarden #organicgardening #groworganic #radis #semencespaysannes

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Workday tomorrow, Saturday morning at 9am if we’re lucky enough for it not to be raining. 🌿 What will we be doing? Likely moving compost into the herb bed to try to get it full and planted. We will weed if we can, though it is likely not going to be an option. If you do come out, plan to wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. We will also be straightening up things that have blown over or have been impacted by all the rain and wind lately. 🌿 Hope it’s not raining and to see you there! . . . . . . [Image: hand holding a four leaf clvoer over garden soil]

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Had such a wonderful day at RHS Chelsea today with my mother-in-law. It was such a lovely treat to have a day out and I’m very thankful 🥰 it might seem like we are all about the baby animals here at Dorset Diaries HQ but we also grow stuff, both edible and pretty. I’ve not been to a flower show before and I found it very inspirational. The show gardens were great but the flower exhibitions in the great pavilion were something else!! I’ve popped a few photos from today on our stories of you fancy a little look 😍 #dorsetdiaries #rhschelsea #flowers #growyourown #growyourownfood #dorset #dorsetlife #ruralliving #smallholding #smallholdinguk #smallholderlife #countryliving #countrylivinguk #countrylife #countrylifestyle #countryhouse #escapetothecountry #livingthedream #livingthegoodlife #goodlife #rurallife #homestead #homesteadlife #countryblogger #lifestyleblogger #dailydiary

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Greetings from the Garden 🌱🌻 🌱 ✨ ✨ ✨ Beginning June 1 I will begin my third RAW VEGAN CLEANSE. It’s a 100% plant based diet, no cooked food. Like last year I will share recipes and tips. This year it will be 40 consecutive days. Even if it’s for a day please join ya girl on this incredible journey. Stay tuned for more info. ✨ ✨ ✨ Rainy days are a time when Earth is nourished. Water is an essential element. Give thanks for rain 🌧 providing growth to plant life, deepening their roots. ✨ ✨ Early winter planning came in very handy this year. The garden is feeding me greens 🥬 galore!! (Swipe to see video) all the seeds are flourishing. Soon there will be blueberries, goji berries, strawberries 🍓, and apricots :). 10 slides is not enough! During this time weeding is very important. In order to have a plentiful supply to eat it’s important to continue sowing seeds every 2-3 weeks. ✨ ✨ ✨ I curated into this years garden an abundance of Black Beauty’s and more sunflowers 🌻. I’ve also added some new heirloom seeds such as Lima beans, sorghum plants (great for making flour and molasses), and more. Happy Gardening Familia! Give thanks for womb earth 🌍.

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🦋 “Take these broken wings, and learn to fly...” 💛 I’d love to say I have no idea what happened to this little guys wing.. I would also love to say that I didn’t pull a live dragonfly out of my cats mouth this morning, but that wouldn’t be true... 😑😼 #mufasastrikesagain #beethechange2 . . . . . . . . . . . . #butterfly #beatles #blackbird #savage #cats #gardenhelpers #pollinators #gardengram #nature #backyardgarden #dreamgarden #gardenersofinstagram #gardenersworld #gardencommunity #gardenlife #organicgardening #instagardeners #gardenersofig #gardentips #gardenideas #grow #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #veggiegarden #growyourfood #growyourownfood #gardenactivist #gardenenthusiast

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The cucumbers are out! 🥒 Trying to grow two to a pot, and will make them a little climbing frame when they get a little bigger. Can't wait for the little pickles 👏

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It’s pretty gloomy today but look what I found the other day. My first lemon tree 😁

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The enemy. This plot is riddled with mares tail, and hasn't been weeded for aeons. We know it's best to hoe and not disrupt the root, but the plot is so lumpy and bumpy, we've got to dig and rake. This year will be damage limitation. The real war with starving it of light starts next year. #marestail #marestails #allotment UK #allotment #allotmentlife #growyourown #gardening #kitchengarden #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #homegrown #allotmentlove #allotmentuk #gyo #ediblegarden #nodig #garden #vegpatch #gardener #allotmentgarden #flowers #harvest #veggies #growwhatyoueat #greenthumb #horticulture

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In diesen Zwiebeldschungel verirrt sich hoffentlich so schnell keine Möhrenfliege. Neben dieser eher gut bekannten Mischkultur probiere ich mich in diesem Jahr mal an weniger geläufigen Mischkulturen. Mal sehen, welche ich dann empfehlen kann. Was ist euer Mischkultur-Geheimtipp? #selbstversorgung #selbstversorger #bauerngarten #gemüsegarten #biogarten #mischkultur #möhrenundzwiebeln #möhren #milan #zwiebeln #samenfest #saatgutistkulturgut #ökologisch #ökologischgärtnern #vomgartenaufdenteller #selfsufficient #organic #sustainable #garden #growyourownfood #carrots #onions #intercropping

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I know I got you there! COME ON BE HONEST!😂😂😂

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Love my job with @urban_herbs_ on blue sky days. Working around cool people and getting to travel the length of the country. Ready for bed now though!

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Son of Mine loves tomatoes! I mean LOVES LOVES LOVES them! He'd eat a whole pint at one time if I let him. This year, we finally got around to planting a small veggie garden, and cherry tomatoes were top on our list. He loves going out and picking them as soon as they are ripe, and sometimes before that if I don't stop him. We also have Red peppers, cucumbers, spinach, watermelon, strawberries, basil and mint so far Still a few more to pick up and plant. Do you garden? What's your favorite thing to grow? If not, what would you grow if you did?

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Mint Chutney Recipe. Made with fresh Spearmint🌱 from the Garden 👩🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🌾😍 Mint is flourishing in the garden, so it’s time!! This chutney is so easy to make, and it makes an excellent dipping sauce/spread. Have it with any Fritters, Grilled food or use it as a sandwich spread. For a quick snack I simply spread it on a slice of buttered bread 😋☺️. To give it a try find the recipe below 💁🏻‍♀️- Recipe- (makes about 1.5 cups) 1 cup fresh spearmint leaves. 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves. 2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (lime works as well). 1 small garlic clove. 1-2 green chilies (for Hot use 2 cayenne; for mild use 1 jalapeño; for none skip it) 1 tsp cumin powder. 5 whole cashews (soaked for 10 minutes) 1/2 cup water Salt to taste. Put all the ingredients in a blender and just blend it. Easy peasy there you go. Tip- store it in an air tight glass container and keep it refrigerated. This chutney if stored properly can stay good for 3 weeks 👍🏼. #instarecipe #mintchutney #chutney #chutneys #spearmint #instagardeners #growingherbs #homegardening #homecooking #growingmint #indianfood #veganrecipes #vegetarianrecipes #veggiegarden #growyourownfood #growyourfood #instachef #instachefs #dippingsauce #gardentokitchen #gardentotable

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The first pole bean harvest of the year for me! It’s small, but I’m excited, especially because I have about ten more that will be ready in a few days! 🙌🏻🌿🌱 I’ve been feeling kinda crumby about my garden for the past few days because things aren’t growing the way I WANT them to. I just need to remind myself to be patient. #gardeners #veggiegardening #polebeans #backyardgardener #backyardgardening #sustainableliving #minihomestead #gmofreegarden #mygardenismyhappyplace #homesteadlife #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns

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Gardening is the best medicine for the mind 💚 Can't wait to get back into the garden and grow our own food 🍅🌶🥬🍆🥕

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“OMG! This new pill I’m taking curbs my appetite!” . Wait...but...why would you NOT want to eat?! Don’t you enjoy food??? My nutrition plan is NOT a diet. . Here’s what it IS: . • Healthy recipes that are family approved - just ask my guys...they’ve been testing them out 🙃 . • 75 healthy lunch ideas for your kids that they will eat - because what kid doesn’t love sloppy joes or mac & cheese. Those were a couple of my faves growing up 🤤 . • Multiple paths to follow for what fits your life best - right now I’m doing foundational fix and it’s been amazing for me 💃🏼 . • No crazy weird, obscure ingredients that you’ll only use once! 🙌🏻 . And that just scratches the surface! 🥳 . Apply to get healthy with me using the link in my bio to start changing your life and your future! . OR . You can continue NOT eating and hope you can starve yourself long enough to get to your goal weight without permanently damaging your metabolism ...wait ...never mind. No. You can’t do this. Terrible plan. Just click the link and at least get more details on what’s working for me and my clients!

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