POSTPARTUM MEAL DELIVERY
Nourishing New Families
Gather Around Nutrition recognizes what a sacred time the postpartum period is for families. We believe this time should be one of rest and integration for the new parents and family. This is why we offer nutritious postpartum meal delivery services so that families can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with each other. Our postpartum meal care packages are filled with nourishing food options, bone broths, and custom-blended herbal teas to promote deep healing. We offer 1-week, 2-week, 3-week, and 4-week packages, as well as more custom options. Our postpartum meal delivery services make great gifts for baby showers or even after the new baby has arrived. Our menu is based on traditional healing practices from around the world that center on easy-to-digest warming and nourishing dishes to support healing and comfort.
A Traditional Approach to Postpartum Healing
Focus on foods that are soft and warming. Considering what your abdominal organs have been through for the past nine months, your digestion is likely a bit weaker than normal. Soft and warm foods require less energy from the digestive system, leaving more energy for the body to heal. Try having all food and drinks either warm or room temperature.
Focus on healthy fats and omega-3 consumption. Healthy fats enrich the breast milk and are essential for helping the baby's brain to grow strong. Ounce for ounce, fat is the most energy-dense nutrient, and we know that postpartum parents need their energy! Fat is also essential for hormone production and regulation, which will support a healthy mood. Healthy fats come from pasture-raised meats and eggs, cold-water fish, and plant fats from coconut, olive, avocado, nuts and seeds. You’ll need to consume even more calories when breastfeeding than you did when the baby was in the womb!
Focus on iron. It’s common to be a bit low on iron postpartum. You need iron for healthy blood production, energy and a healthy mood. Some foods rich in iron are tempeh, beans and lentils, dark leafy greens, nettles, nuts and seeds, grass-fed lamb and beef, organ meats and molasses.
Focus on foods that boost circulation. Think warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne and rosemary.
Focus on foods and herbs that support lactation. Examples are black sesame, oats, fennel, fenugreek, cumin, turmeric, nettles, raspberry leaf, red clover, goat’s rue and milk thistle. And don’t forget good hydration! This is key for producing breast milk.
Bone broth is gold for the postpartum parent. It is rich in collagen, which helps repair tissues, along with electrolytes and minerals. Bone broth also reduces inflammation and supports immune health.
Get in touch!
Please be advised that all of our Postpartum Care Packages are made fresh-to-order, so there is usually about a 2-week wait time to get you booked on our calendar.
Get ahead of the game by letting us know your expected due date, and we will try our best to align the first delivery with your first week back home, or whatever time would feel most supportive to you!