Because some day you'll get back to shopping at your favorite local store. Probably when your baby is in college. ?


The Purple Carrot: Fresh veggie-friendly meals, delivered

The Purple Carrot is a new service that delivers all the ingredients to make fresh, nutritionally-dense vegan meals at home—but with recipes so tasty that even meat-lovers will be satisfied.

New mamas in the throes of postpartum recovery and breastfeeding will be grateful for the delivery of healthy goods.

Plus former New York Times food columnist and healthy eating advocate Mark Bittman recently joined the company—extra yum.

New mamas get pre-measured ingredients, recipes and all the food she needs to make —or to have her partner cook.

This is fresh food made simple.

2. Hungryroot: Veggie noodles, delivered

“Fresh, feel good foods ready to eat in under 10 minutes."

That's the promise of Hungryroot fresh, feel-good foods. And it's music to every new mama's ears.

Hungryroot delivers prepared plant-centric dishes at a reasonable pricepoint. Their dishes, like sweet potato ribbons are natural, non-GMO, gluten-free and under 500 calories.

You can also order yourself a gift basket to try out multiple dishes at once.

3. Instacart: groceries delivered within the hour

We're huge fans of Instacart's grocery delivery service, bringing groceries from stores like Safeway, Costco, Target and Whole Foods and to your house within an hour.

From stocking up on breastfeeding power foods like oatmeal and spinach to last-minute coffee deliveries, Instacart is our go-to.

They serve locations in: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Just try not to kiss the delivery person when they arrive. ?

P.S., Code Motherly5 will get you $5 in free groceries and a free delivery (first time customers only).

4. Thrive Market: Bulk up on organic goods for less

Thrive Market's Costco-for-the-Internet model lets you buy the best-selling healthy foods and natural, wholesome products in everyday sizes, always 25-50% retail prices, delivered right to your door.

Brands like Seventh Generation, Honest Kids, Pacific Foods and Angie's all list goodies at Thrive for less money than you'd be able to get at stores.

You'll never need to leave home again. ?

Tell Motherly: What are your other favorite ways to get fresh food delivered?

Courtney Barker

British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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