Healthy Meal Delivery Service For Mama’s Review!
Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl! As we prepare for the birth of our second baby I’ve been thinking about postpartum preparation. Having gone through birth and postpartum once before I know how tiring it is and how much support and nourishment a new mama needs! I’ve always loved the saying “Well fed is not the same as well nourished!” We have prepped some freezer meals (mostly soups) however, I wanted to test-run a meal delivery service because even a few ready-to-heat-and-eat meals a week can make a big difference when you’re juggling a toddler, a newborn and did you know we are also moving a few months after baby boy is born? Life is full speed right now and I know preparation is key because once you’re in the postpartum phase all you want to do is rest, feed your baby, feed yourself and take a shower when you can!
I stumbled across a company called Twenty-Five Eight and immediately was drawn to the founder’s story for why she started the company. Twenty-Five Eight makes prepared meal delivery for all stages of motherhood from pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and more. They use 100% Organic ingredients and all of their food is sourced locally from all organic, biodynamic, or beyond-organic sources. Their meals are made with organic, seasonal and local ingredients and are all dairy-free and gluten-free. In addition their meals are made with no refined sugars, no-GMOS, 100% pastured animal products (although there are many vegan / plant-based meal options) and packaged in glass / biodegradable packaging. This is not your average meal-delivery company and you can tell right away by the taste, quality of ingredients and commitment to truly nourishing women! You can learn more about Twenty-Five Eight here!
Below are some photos of the meals & snacks I tried. I was really happy with the meals and snacks I tried. My favorite being the soups! Below are a list of some of the meals and snacks I tried and some photos; you can see how drool-worthy they are!
- Coconut Almond Quinoa Waffles with Fall Veggie Hash & Asian Plum Dipping Sauce
- Vegan & Gluten-Free Mac + Cheese
- Vegan Red Lentil Curry
- Soy-Free Chickpea Miso Soup with Sea Vegetables, Shiitake Mushrooms + Greens
- Seed Crackers
- Superfood Reese’s Cups
- A Variety Overnight Oats & Muffins!
- Wildcrafted Nettles Tea with Sea Buckthorn Honey
- & Many More!
A Few Tips To Savor & Save!
Just buy meals! I personally find that I am okay with making snacks on my own – such as an apple and almonds – however, meals postpartum are much harder to put together. So if budget is a concern (as it is for must all of us!) stick to purchasing meals and then save by making your own snacks.
Each meal is actually two servings; keep that in mind when looking at the price! The only items I could finish off the entire container of was the soups – however the main meals are very generous portion sizes. You can split with your partner or save for another meal!
Do you need anything? How can I help? You may be lucky to have people who ask or text you this! If you’re close and comfortable with friends and family you may want to ask for a donation towards a meal delivery service. Instead of someone dropping off a pizza, they can put that money towards your Twenty-Five Eight delivery. If you have some really generous and thoughtful friends or family this a great idea, especially if your support system lives in a different state.
Disclosure: I was gifted some meals and snacks to sample and give an honest review