“Gardening as a family becomes a place where no one is an expert. Instead, everyone teaches each other, enjoys each other, and works side by side together. Gardening is not only a place to grow vegetables, but it’s also a place to grow closer as a family.” – Jen Haugen’s mom
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“Moms are craving simplicity and balance and I believe a family vegetable garden can not only grow healthy food that nourishes our families, but it can also nourish our souls. I learned this while I was a supermarket dietitian with an overloaded schedule and realized I needed to go back to my roots to achieve balance again with my family.” – Jen Haugen
Jen Haugen, RDN, LD is a mom, an award-winning registered dietitian and a certified master gardener. She recently published her first book “The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden.” Known as the Down To Earth Dietitian, Jen specializes in inspiring moms to create the recipe to a nourishing life through gardening, good food, family, and faith. Her TEDx Talk, “How Moms Can Change the World”, features two simple ideas that can transform a family.
On this episode Jen and I discuss her journey as a mom, dietitian and author, including the book writing process, life coaching and how connecting the dots in your own life can help nourish your soul.
Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:
- Jen’s website and book The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden
- Jen’s Recipe Videos on YouTube
- Jen’s TEDx Talk
- Jen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest
- Julie Beyer’s book You CAN Write a Book!
- Chere Bork’s life coaching info
- Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner Initiative and blogs/podcasts and Pinterest board
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG website
Produced by Team Podcast
Music by Dave Birk