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Postpartum Nutrition Benefits

Most of the world follows postpartum food protocols which have stood the test of time. Around the world, new mothers enjoy nutritive, home-cooked foods to heal their bodies, boost energy, and support emotional health. Our postpartum food is guided by the global postpartum protocols and the collective wisdom of generations of grandmothers that have helped women thrive postpartum for thousands of years. Our postpartum nutrition philosophy is focused on food is medicine; nutritionally designed to help moms heal after giving birth. 

Ritual Meals are designed to be:

  • reduce sodiumLow Sodium

    After labor and delivery, it is common and normal for a mother to experience postpartum swelling, primarily in the legs, feet, ankles, and face. With all the extra fluid in the body, it is important drink a lot of water and reduce the amount of sodium intake. For that reason, we design our meals to be low in sodium to reduce the swelling and inflammation.

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  • antioxidant booster Antioxidant Booster

    Our antioxidant rich postpartum meals are packed with fortifying, disease-fighting phytochemicals and antioxidants; and in general, antioxidants support immune functions needed to aid the postpartum recovery.

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  • B vitamins boosterVitamin B Booster

    Our postpartum meals are made with ingredients that supply Vitamin B including B6, B12, and folate which are essential for a healthy postpartum recovery, both physical and emotional. If you are breastfeeding, your breast milk is enriched with Vitamin B's, so ensure that you are replenishing for both yourself and your newborn.

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  • calcium boosterCalcium Booster

    The body’s demand for calcium is greatest during pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and breastfeeding because both the mother and the baby need it. During pregnancy, the body draws calcium from mom’s bones to support the growing baby, and during breastfeeding, the body continues to pull calcium into the breastmilk to continue to support the growth and development of the baby. Our calcium rich meals support the prevention of long-term bone loss and osteoporosis down the road.

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  • collagen richCollagen Rich

    Our collagen rich postpartum meals are made with ingredients that boost collagen production naturally. Collagen is a protein that makes up the joint-supporting connective tissues, which are responsible for skin elasticity and supports tissue repair and rebuilding -- a much needed protein after labor and delivery.

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  • Energy BoosterEnergy Booster

    Our energy booster postpartum recovery meals are packed with superfood ingredients that contain essential micronutrients and antioxidants to help new moms defend against postnatal depletion and fight against postpartum fatigue.

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  • Healthy FatsHealthy Fats

    Healthy fats have anti-inflammatory properties that do wonders for the brain, skin and immune system. It also helps the body absorb the other essential nutrients, and acts as an energy booster and hormone stabilizer. As well, fat being a major component of breast milk, supports your baby’s growth and development. Healthy fats include fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds.

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  • hormone balancer Hormone Balancer

    Our adaptogenic postpartum meals have mood boosting properties that help counter some of the baby blues that naturally comes along with the postpartum journey. While adaptogens aren't the cure for postpartum depression, our adaptogenic meals help support hormonal stability that is needed during the postpartum recovery period.

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  • Immune boosterImmune Booster

    Many of our postpartum meals and all of our vegetable stocks are made with seasonal and adapagenic mushrooms which support immune health. Shiitake mushrooms—one of our favoriates— are rich in polysaccharides like lentinans and other beta-glucans, which protect against cell damage, help your immune system, and boost white blood cell production for fighting off microbes. We source fresh from our community of local mushroom farmers.

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  • Iron RichIron Rich

    Iron needs in the female bodies are higher during the postpartum period, especially when breastfeeding and when a significant amount of blood was lost during labor or c-section surgery. Low levels of iron can contribute to fatigue and to dry and brittle hair and nails. Our iron rich postpartum recovery meals help replenish, restore, and tone blood store losses to support the overall the healing postpartum process

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  • lactation boosterLactation Booster

    Our lactation boosting postpartum are packed galactogogue. Our all natural ingredients are traditionally used to promote an ample breast milk supply for mamas who are breastfeeding. Some ingredients include brewer’s yeast, oats, fenugreek, ginger, nettle leaf, and a handful of different seeds.

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  • plant rich Plant Rich

    Our plant rich postpartum recovery meals are packed with organic vegetables and leafy greens – high in essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are immune boosting and anti-inflammatory to support the postpartum recovery process.

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  • Protein BoosterProtein Booster

    Protein rich meals are vital for postpartum recovery and for the growth and repair of the cells. And for moms who are breastfeeding, protein can provide the baby with optimal nutrition for healthy growth and development. As well, adequate protein can help mom maintain a stable energy needed throughout the day.

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  • vitamin d boosterVitamin D Booster

    Our postpartum meals are made with ingredients that supply Vitamin D, and essential postpartum nutrient that can improve mood and emotional health. A healthy daily dose of Vitamin D may help stave off postpartum depressive symptoms, so ensure you are getting enough from your postpartum meals and your supplements.

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  • FAQs

    Have more questions about Ritual Meals? View our frequently asked questions below.

    • 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.

    • 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, lean 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 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, which changes the cost of the program. As well, if you opted into our Subscription option, you can save up to 10% each week and receive free delivery with promo code FREESHIPPING.  Customize your postpartum plan to view prices.

    • 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

    • How do you keep food fresh in transit? What if I am not home?

      We pack the postpartum meals fresh with care using 100% recyclable, insulated boxes and drain safe gel packs designed to keep your food refrigerated on the way to your doorstep.

      We understand that when it comes to birth, timing may not always happen according to plan. We highly recommend recruiting the help of a friend, neighbor, or family member so that if you aren’t able to get to your food when it arrives at your doorstep, they can help you store it in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy them.

      The delivery driver should leave the package for you at your door with no signature required. We package our postpartum meals in 100% recyclable insulated liners with drain-safe gel packs, so that your food stays refrigerated in transit. If you have any concerns with the temperature or condition of your meals once delivered, please contact our Wellness Team at

    • Where does Ritual Meals deliver?

      We ship across the continental US to your doorstep! If you have any additional questions, you can contact our Wellness Team at

    • 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 and we’d be happy to help!

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    Women-owned Business

    Founded and created by two women of color, our goal is to create more opportunities to other women.

    Locally Sourced
    Locally Sourced

    We source as locally as possible from our community of local farms and ranches.

    Whole Foods
    Whole Foods

    We commit to using organic or pesticide-free, 100% whole food ingredients in all our products.

    Sustainably Made
    Sustainably Made

    We commit to environmental responsibilty through our low waste practices both inside and outside of the kitchen.

    Gives Back
    Gives Back

    We donate 2% of our sales to organizations that support and empower women or work to reduce food insecurity.