Thinking about FOOD today due to the fact that I just signed our household up for our very first CSA (community supported agriculture)!! I’ve always thought about how perfect CSA boxes can be for postpartum families. It’s a reoccurring box of fresh local veggies grown in a sustainable way (of course depending on the farm) that you pick up each week. It’s an EXCELLENT job for a postpartum doula 😉. It also helps me to be more creative with meal prep for the week. One week a foodie fam of mine got a rutabaga in their CSA box, WTF do you do with a rutabaga? After some googling, I discovered rutabaga and apple soup and it was delicious! It’s also a way to love on our farmers because you pay upfront at the beginning of the season which helps to sustain their business. This is just ONE way of getting food to new parents and let me tell you it’s a critical part of our postpartum planning. Parents have got to eat and oh wow is it hard to shop, prep, cook, and bring food to your mouth in those first few weeks.
Postpartum doulas can help with food prep in LOTS of ways:
👩🏻🍳Cook creatively with whatever you have in the house
👩🏻🍳Cook your favorite meals from recipes
👩🏻🍳Cook our go to meals by providing you recipes to choose from
👩🏻🍳Go grocery shopping for you
👩🏻🍳Unpack grocery deliveries and prep food for easy snacking and cooking
👩🏻🍳Make meals to store in freezer (you could even hire us prenatally to do this!)
👩🏻🍳Make and deliver easy to eat snacks to your bed
👩🏻🍳Help you plan meals for the week with recipes and grocery list.
👩🏻🍳Literally spoon feed you while you feed your baby.
How did y’all get food into your mouth in the postpartum times? Grocery delivery service? Meal trains? Family and friends doing grocery shopping? Did you cook and freeze a bunch of stuff in preparation? Take out??
P.S. We'll be getting our CSA from https://taprootfarmpa.com/