A generous pack of organic, plant-powered, postpartum-minded meals and snacks, to nourish and comfort the new mama in your life.
As these packs are handmade with love, limited numbers are available each week, on a preorder basis. Orders close at 5pm Sunday for delivery the following Wednesday.
We hand deliver our Nourish Packs within a 30km radius of our Northcote kitchen every Wednesday. If you live outside our delivery zone, we are happy to deliver to a friend or family member who lives within our delivery zone. Alternatively, Wednesday morning pickup can be arranged.
It is widely believed that the foods eaten during the postpartum period should be warming and nutrient-dense, to support the healing and immunity of the birthing person as their body adjusts to the growing and birthing of a baby, and all of the hormonal fluctuations that come with it. It is also beneficial to eat foods that are iron and protein rich, nutritive and healing, to support the sudden changes to blood volume and bodily tissue, alongside foods that promote lactation if it is your intention to breastfeed.
Local, seasonal and organic foods are preferable, as this means they are at their freshest and free of any pesticides which can wreak havoc on the already delicate hormones. For this reason, we source the majority of our ingredients organically and all of our produce from local farmers.
We have designed this menu in order to bring you maximum postpartum-specific nutrition, which is able to be enjoyed in a number of ways, depending on your mood and cravings.
Plant-Powered Cottage Pie, Serves 4
Our Plant-Powered Cottage Pie is a lighter version of the classic comfort food dish, making it the perfect postpartum meal to fuel you through the early weeks at home with your babe. Moreish and nutritious, this flavour-packed and warming meal is built upon protein-packed chickpeas and French green lentils, which is essential for stabilising blood sugar, healing and repairing tissue in the body after birth, and providing much-needed energy in the postpartum. All this goodness is topped with our fluffy sweet potato mash, which is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful precursor to Vitamin A that supports your immune system whilst also being packed full of fibre to help keep your bowels moving after birth. Our signature rosemary and pepita sprinkles finish this delicious dish with a serious flavour bomb crunch.
Golden Soup, 1L
New mums need warming foods that are gentle on digestion and for that, you simply cannot bypass a bowl of our delicious Golden Soup. With easily digestible mung beans for plant-based protein, B vitamins and iron; pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot which are rich in carotenoids and Vitamin C for immune support and reduction of inflammation whilst healing from birth. We blend this with a nutritious vegetable stock and coconut milk which is a healthy fat to assist the body in absorbing micronutrients and keep you full for longer, alongside warming spices such as turmeric, ginger and fenugreek to support digestion and milk supply. We also love the fact that orange is the colour of celebration, ritual, and happiness - something we believe all new mamas deserve to experience in the Fourth Trimester.
Botanical Cuisine Basil & Kale Pesto, 295g
We know first-hand how important it is to have something easy and delicious at your fingertips when postpartum hunger strikes. With a base of activated raw cashews, this basil and kale pesto can be scooped with our crackers, smeared on toast, drizzled over eggs or stirred through white beans for an extra punch of greens and probiotics without you even having to think about it.
These moreish, gluten-free crackers are packed with our signature seed trio of chia, hemp and flax, alongside nutritious, postpartum-loving black sesame seeds to deliver healthy fats, iron, calcium and magnesium that support mamas with essential nutrients required in both pregnancy and postpartum. We love these one-handed, galactagogue rich snacks for their crunchy texture and ability to be eaten straight from the packet, or loaded with our Botanical Cuisine dip, dunked in our soup, or loaded with avocado, tomato and sauerkraut.
Almond Butter Cacao Milky Goodness Cookies, 300g
These cookies!!! With a base of oats, as well as our signature hemp, flax and chia seed trio, almond butter and cacao nibs, our cookies are full of iron, protein, healthy fats, magnesium and galactagogues, which are foods that promote lactation. We cannot possibly squeeze all that we have to say about our cookies into a short paragraph, but you can read more about them and the incredible properties of all of their ingredients here.
Carrot and Blueberry Breakfast Cake
This is the perfect marriage of a delicious bowl of warming oats and the spiced goodness of carrot cake. Built upon the milk-making benefits of oats, which are also a wonderful source of fibre to help keep you regular, this nourishing cake also contains antioxidant-rich blueberries and goji's, which are a traditional postpartum food that helps to replenish vital energy and iron stores. Walnuts and coconut milk offer healthy fats which support the regulation of blood sugar and hormones after birth - both of which are vital for a mama to maintain energy and a balanced mood through the Fourth Trimester.
Milky Goodness Lactation Tea, 50g
Our Naturopathically formulated lactation tea contains a thoughtful combination of herbs to hold and support you through the Fourth Trimester. The therapeutic properties of Fennel, Nettle, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Leaf, Motherwort and Fenugreek makes our blend slightly sweet and slightly bitter with just the perfect amount of umami for you to enjoy several cups a day. Enjoyed hot, lukewarm or cold, Milky Goodness works naturally as a galactagogue and contains iron, calcium and vitamin K rich herbs that simultaneously promote calming oxytocin properties, to nurture your nervous system and reduce those pangs of anxiety through the early weeks and months of transition with your little one. You can read more about our tea here.
Back Alley Bakes Spelt Sourdough
Spelt is more gentle on digestion than wheat, which is why we include this delicious and nutrient-dense stoneground spelt loaf from Back Alley Bakes in our Nourish Packs. It remains moist for days and is just as delicious dunked in our Green Lentil Soup as it is smeared with peanut butter, banana and cinnamon or laden with avocado and tomato.
HOW IT WORKS:
We take a limited number of orders up until 5pm on Sunday, for delivery on Wednesday.
On Monday and Tuesday, we gather the ingredients and cook our little hearts out in our commercial kitchen in Northcote. On Tuesday, we also send you an email to remind you that your food is being delivered the next day. We deliver the perishable items in a cool bag on Wednesday morning-afternoon (the exact time will depend on where you live and where our delivery route is taking us on that particular day) and we will send you an SMS once your food is safely on your doorstep.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT FEED?
Our Nourish Packs have been thoughtfully put together to feed and care for the birthing person and anyone they wish to share foods with. Depending on your situation at home - how many people you have to feed and whether you have friends and family around to fill your fridge and freezer with delicious foods - a pack may feed you for a week or for a couple of days.
A NOTE ABOUT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
Potential allergens in our meals are as follows:
Cottage Pie - Soy Milk
Almond Butter Cacao Cookies - Oat Flour
Brekky Cake - Oats
Back Alley Bakes Spelt Sourdough - Spelt and Wheat Flour
All of our products are free from meat, fish, eggs and dairy, so if you don't eat these things, just select the 'Get in My Belly' option at checkout. You will see that for a small additional fee, there are also options for gluten free, wheat free and soy free packs.