What is Ritual Meals?
Ritual Meals is a postpartum meal delivery service. Our signature postpartum meal delivery product is The Postpartum Program, which includes meals, snacks, and teas shipped weekly to your doorstep. Customers receive orders with all the fresh meals, snacks, and teas you need to enjoy nourishing postpartum food prepared by our chefs. We save you the time and energy of going to the grocery store, finding new recipes, meal planning, and portioning.
Our talented chefs work with our Wellness Team to create new menus each week for you, based on what’s seasonally available from our community of local farms and ranches. We use the highest quality ingredients which are organic or pesticide free produce and grass-fed or pasture-raised animals.
To learn more about postpartum meals, view our section on What are the benefits of postpartum food and Ritual Meals?
What are the benefits of postpartum food and Ritual Meals?
We understand that, as a new mom, you've got one of the hardest jobs in the world—so we created The Postpartum Program to help you heal and feel your best after giving birth. Our postpartum meals are nutritionally designed to support your physical recovery, energy levels, hormonal balance, milk supply and quality, and mood. At Ritual Meals, we are serious about supporting your postpartum nourishment and postpartum wellness journey. Everything we cook is made with the highest quality, whole food ingredients, good for you and your baby, whether or not you are breastfeeding.
Our postpartum nutrition philosophy is focused on food as medicine.
Our postpartum meals include both plated food and soups and stews which are more easily digestible and improve absorption of essential minerals and vitamins that the body needs to repair, restore, and fortify after birth or surgery. Grass-fed and pasture-raised animal stock are the base of all of our soups and stews, supplying essential nutrients, protein, and collagen to boost energy, support and heal connective tissues, and support healthy metabolism.
If you are breastfeeding, our postpartum meals can provide measurable benefits for your milk supply and quality. Our postpartum meals often include galactagogues (ingredients which support milk supply and quality), including flax seeds, oats, tahini, brewer’s yeast, and more. We also avoid ingredients that could be associated with colic or sensitivities for breastfed babies, including cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and hot peppers.
* This program is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with your doctor prior to starting this program if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medication or nutritional supplements.
How do the Ritual Meals programs work?
Start by selecting the frequency that works best for you: 2, 3, or 5 days of meals per week. Each day includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and teas. For the 2 and 3-day programs, you’ll receive 1 box each week. For the 5-day program, you receive 2 boxes each week so that you can enjoy the meals, snacks, and teas made fresh during the first half and second half of the week.
We source fresh, organic, whole food ingredients for our postpartum meals and deliver them right to your door. All of our delicious postpartum food is made from scratch, and our menu is set weekly based on seasonally available ingredients sourced from our local farms and ranches. You can take a look at our sample menu.
- You reheat the meals included in your delivery, and enjoy the experience of eating nutritious and tasty postpartum meals with ease, all week long.
- Start by selecting the frequency that works best for you: 2, 3, or 5 days of meals per week. Each day includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and teas. For the 2 and 3-day programs, you’ll receive 1 box each week. For the 5-day program, you receive 2 boxes each week so that you can enjoy the meals, snacks, and teas made fresh during the first half and second half of the week.
How do I get started with Ritual Meals?
You can get started by selecting your program options on the Postpartum Program page.
If you would like any help choosing a program that works best for you, please email our Wellness Team at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help!
Who can I contact with additional questions?
The best way to reach our Wellness Team is by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For your security, please do not include credit card information or other personally identifying information in any message you send us.
How much does Ritual Meals cost?
The Postpartum Program at Ritual Meals is priced starting at $176 per week. Meal frequency per week can be customized as well, which changes the cost of the program. Customize your postpartum plan to view prices.
When should I place my order with Ritual Meals?
It's a great idea to book ahead or to encourage family and friends to purchase Ritual Meals gift cards so that you can rest assured food is on the way.
Plan ahead and book your meals for your desired delivery week.
What is the change/return policy for meal delivery?
We understand that planning for a birth and the first weeks of postpartum can be challenging. If you need to change your program start date, please let us know as soon as you can at email@example.com so that we can do our best to accommodate your unique circumstance. Refunds cannot be issued once an order is placed.
With 72-hours notice (by Friday 11pm CT) prior to your scheduled delivery week, meal days can be paused and credited (not refunded) to your account to reschedule in the future. Credited meal days do not expire. Simply email our Wellness Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule!
How are meals packaged?
At Ritual Meals we are deeply committed to environmental responsibility. All meals arrive in:
- 100% curbside recyclable boxes
- 100% curbside recyclable insulated box liners (made of paper)
- Drain safe, non-toxic gel-packs, wrapped in recyclable #4 plastic
- 100% certified compostable meal trays and lids (made of fiber and plant starch, composts in 90 days in a commercial facility)
- 100% reusable or recyclable glass jars
- 100% compostable snack bags and snack boxes (in a commercial facility)
Learn how to dispose of the box and packaging materials under our Shipping & Delivery FAQs.
Our postpartum meals are made from scratch weekly and shipped immediately. We understand that supporting a baby or a family can come with challenges that can be sporadic. We hope that the comfort of knowing that you have a fridge stocked with nourishing Ritual Meals means you'll never be forced to order take-out.
We also send you delicious, bite-sized snacks that you can enjoy with one hand for an easy, quick burst of energy. Whether you're up at midnight with a crying baby, between meals during the day, or for any reason particularly hungry, we've got you covered!
How should I store my meals?
All meals and snacks can go straight into your fridge until you are ready to enjoy them. Teas can go in your pantry or in your fridge for longer shelf life.
How many do your meals feed?
Lunch and dinner are about 24 ounces each, while breakfast is about 16 ounces each. While appetites can vary and the concept of "meals" can vary when you are in postpartum, our best estimate is that our meals are 1 to 1.5 servings each.
Who can eat postpartum meals?
While our meals and snacks are especially supportive of the birthing person and anyone in the process of healing, they are nourishing and suitable for anyone.
We recommend reserving lactation teas for postpartum as some of the ingredients that are supportive during postpartum can stimulate the uterus during pregnancy.
What kinds of ingredients does Ritual Meals use?
All meals are made to order and made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. We prioritize local and organic produce and use only meat sourced from local farms that sustainably and humanely raise their animals. Our animals are always grass-fed or pasture-raised. Our produce is plant rich, organic or pesticide-free, low gluten, no refined sugars, and non-GMO.
Organic or pesticide-free, whole, unprocessed foods are both more nutritive and more flavorful. We thoughtfully pair ingredients based on complementary benefits. For example, these pairings—lentils and red bell pepper, sesame and salmon, pasture-raised eggs and leafy greens, and chicken and quinoa—allow you to absorb more nutrients and experience their healing benefits.
What if I have allergy or dietary needs?
Due to the small size of our culinary team, we are currently unable to offer substitutions in our menus, which are set weekly. To receive weekly email notifications about our upcoming menus which lists our full ingredients, please subscribe to our newsletter below.
Please note: our Postpartum Program is not intended for severe allergies. If you have any questions about how we can support your dietary needs, please reach out to our Wellness Team at email@example.com
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