The Mom's Guide to a Nourishing Garden
For the mom who craves simplicity and balance back in her life, this book is about how a family vegetable garden can not only grow healthy food that nourishes our families, but also how a garden nourishes our souls. Using the idea of a “compost” recipe to create a more nourishing life as a mom, the author, a registered dietitian and certified master gardener, guides the reader through the idea of why gardening together as a family matters so much and how planting connections in the garden sprout into memories that last a lifetime.
Including everything you need to know to plant more than 35 different garden fruits and vegetables, along with 30 garden fresh recipes, this book makes family vegetable gardening not only achievable, but fun at the same time! This book is a beautiful story covering a topic all moms need to hear…where readers will be inspired to dig into their own journey and values to determine how they can add the right ingredients to create the recipe to a more nourishing life through the idea of a family vegetable garden.
About Jen Haugen, RDN, LD (Austin, Minnesota Author)
An award-winning dietitian, Jen Haugen, RDN, LD, is the author of the book, The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden, published in 2016. She’s a kitchen and nutrition consultant helping moms everywhere create nourishing, memorable meals without the stress. She blogs at www.jenhaugen.com.
Jen dug deep for her passion, cultivating it and watching it grow through various projects like becoming a Master Gardener, and creating an award-winning garden program for kids during her time as a supermarket dietitian at Hy-Vee. Jen also reaped the harvest by delivering a live TEDx presentation in 2014, on How Moms Can Change the World, (video found on her website).
Jen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Dietetics and Food & Nutrition, graduating summa cum laude, from Minnesota State University at Mankato. She completed her dietetic internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Jen’s received the Emerging Dietetic Leader Award, as well as the Young Dietitian of the Year Award in her home state of Minnesota. She’s a wife to Corey, who helps till her garden every year, and a mom to Riley and Emma, who share an unending love for gardening as a family.