Alex James is a postpartum doula and nutritionist based in
downtown Toronto. She believes it's possible for all families to have an awesome postpartum experience, where they
are honoured, celebrated, rested, and well fed.
The postpartum period is a busy, hectic, life-changing time. How we fuel ourselves during this period is important. What you eat during the postpartum healing period can influence things like recovery time, energy level, lactation, and overall sense of well-being -
But you know this already. Eating good food is important (duh!). Yet it’s often the first thing that gets put on the back burner when you’re simply trying to meet all the demands of your newborn.
The baby’s needs are, without a doubt, all-consuming.
I offer postpartum meal prep so that you stay well nourished during this intense period of life.
Healthy, clean eating is important to you, but you’re not sure how you’re going to keep it up after your baby is born,
You’ve already had a baby and are finding it impossible to cook at all, let alone something nourishing and healthy. You’re tired of ordering takeout!
If that sounds awesome to you, contact me and we’ll get the ball rolling! I’ll send you a PDF with everything you need to know, including a list of the postpartum dishes I love to cook for people. We'll discuss everything, including allergies and preferences, and choose the perfect freezer dishes for you!
What kind of food do you cook, Alex?
In a nutshell: straight up home cooked goodness.
If you’ve read about me or have followed me on social media, you may already know that I specialize in nutrient dense, grain-free, Paleo-friendly comfort foods. I use ethically raised, hormone and antibiotic-free animal proteins; lots of good healthy fats; and of course, vegetables. All dishes are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free...and super delicious! You’ll find lots of Indian and Asian inspired dishes on my go-to list, as well as other classic comfort meals from around the globe, like shepherd’s pie, beef stroganoff, or beef bolognese. Nothing gourmet, nothing overly fancy, just simple, tasty, feel-good meals.
What if I’m vegetarian or vegan?
While plant-based diets are not my specialty, let’s talk and see how I can support you. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, we can either move forward together or I can refer you to some other options that may be better suited for you. I want us to be a great fit!
What if I have other sensitivities or restrictions?
No problemo. We’ll discuss your needs, including allergies and preferences, and together we’ll choose the perfect meals for me to make for your family. All food is cooked in your home and whenever possible I use only your equipment and utensils.
I don’t have a deep freezer, just a regular sized one. Will there be enough space?
To start, I recommend doing a freezer clean-out, removing anything that just doesn’t need to be there anymore. We can also strategically schedule cooking sessions - for example, if you order 6 dishes, I can cook 3 during one session and come back at a later date to cook the rest. We’ll also discuss what type of containers will work best in your freezer and how to organize it all. Additionally, not everything has to go in the freezer - you may choose to have me cook for you after the baby arrives and you want food to put in your fridge/eat right away!
Do you cook single meals?
Nope. When it comes to preparing for your postpartum period, it’s all about batch booking, baby! Every dish I cook makes several servings - generally 3-4, or sometimes more.
Pricing is based on how many dishes you order (remember, each dish generally makes 3-4 servings or more). The price list below is inclusive of all groceries and HST. Combine with other services for 10% off! Other services offered include postpartum doula care, placenta encapsulation, and belly binding.
Because when it comes down to it, you may not need that fancy changing table...and you certainly don’t need another onesie.
What you do need is to be well fed.
Rest assured, I’ve got your back on this!
If you’re ready to take the next step, email me and we’ll get to planning your postpartum meals.
The postpartum period is far from easy, but with the right support in place, I believe you can totally rock it. In fact, I don’t just believe it - I know it.
Postpartum meal prep is all about making sure your cup is full - overflowing - so you can be the absolute best you can be during this wild ride of parenting a newborn.
I’m here to keep you nourished.
I’m here to fill your cup.