PREP BEFORE YOU POP IS A POSTPARTUM MEAL PLANNING COURSE TO HELP YOU FILL YOUR FRIDGE AND FREEZER WITH NOURISHING DELICIOUS FOOD.
“I LOVE NOT KNOWING HOW TO COOK”
– SAID NO-ONE, EVER.
This course is two-fold:
A HEALTHY GUIDE TO POSTPARTUM FREEZER MEAL PREP
Let’s prep lots of delicious food for you and your partner before you birth your beautiful baby. So all you need to do during postpartum is decide what to reheat and bask in the baby love glow.
A SIMPLE HEALTHY COOKING ROUTINE THAT WORKS
I want to teach you how to cook simple wholefood meals from scratch – so when shit hits the fan (and it will) you’ve got it sorted and you can whip up a meal like it aint-no-thang. I want to help you realise everyone is busy, it’s not an excuse and it’s not sexy. I want to help you get over your excuses and cook anyway. I want to show you how to cook so you can keep to your budget and spend your $$ on better things, like holidays, baskets full of puppies, the finest Gin and massages… or whatever it is you like to buy.
Because I can tell you right now no mama ever said
“I’m so glad I waited until I had children
to learn how to feed a family…”
I want to help you get ahead of the hurdle now. Get over your excuses, set your priorities, stock your kitchen correctly, learn the skills that matter and get the fuck on with it and life.
Cooking is not the be-all and end-all but when you have the skills to make it work for YOU – ohhh my, life is smoother and so much more delicious.
YOU’RE HAVING A BABY! (us too)
THERE ARE ON AVERAGE 400 EXTRA TASKS TO DO ONCE A NEWBORN ARRIVES (THIS SCARES THE BEJEESUS OUT OF ME). PREP BEFORE YOU POP WILL REDUCE THE STRESS OF COOKING AND FEEDING YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY WELL. SO YOU CAN SPEND YOUR POSTPARTUM DOING WHAT MATTERS MOST: REST, RECOVERY, AND ENJOYING YOUR TIME AS A FRESH NEW FAMILY..
Pregnancy, birth and motherhood is a momentous right of passage. it demands of us to go where we haven’t been before.
WE ARRIVE HOME WITH A BABY AND LIFE KEEPS GOING. IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN COOKING FOR YOURSELF UP UNTIL THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE – DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING TO GET ANY EASIER WITH A MIX OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND A FRESH-AS TINY HUMAN WHO IS DEPENDING ON YOU TO SURVIVE?
YOUR VILLAGE WILL HELP – IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE ONE – BUT AFTER A MONTH OR SO, THAT’S GONE AND IT’S LIFE AS WE (HAVEN’T) EVER KNOWN IT.
YOU COULD LEAVE IT TO YOUR PARTNER BUT THEY’RE GOING TO BE FEELING LIKE A NOOB TOO. CLICK YOUR FINGERS AND THEY’LL BE BACK AT WORK IN NO TIME.
LET’S SET YOU UP WITH PRE-MADE MEALS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD AND REMOVE ANY RESISTANCE YOU HAVE TO COOKING BEFORE YOUR LIFE CHANGES FOREVER.
THIS ONLINE COOKING PROGRAM IS DEVELOPED BY A COOK, HEALTH COACH, AND MUM-TO-BE. IT IS DESIGNED TO MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY PREPARE YOU, YOUR RECIPE REPERTOIRE, AND YOUR KITCHEN AND SET YOU UP WITH PRE-MADE MEALS FOR POSTPARTUM AND COOKING SKILLS FOR LIFE BEYOND BIRTHING A BABY.
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THE KITCHEN, SO YOU CAN WHIP UP SIMPLE NOURISHING MEALS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.
Get ready and feel ready for postpartum and motherhood – like a kitchen ninja:
Learn how to effectively stock your fridge and pantry with wholefood ingredients that supports cooking from scratch.
Fill your fridge and freezer with nourishing foods to support the healing your body requires after birth and to energise you for breastfeeding and potential sleepless newborn nights.
Learn how to make flavour-full meals from scratch, without having to rely on packet food, processed food, meal kits or takeaway.
Keep your families budget in check by cooking food from scratch with simple ingredients, so you can spend your maternity money on the things that you need most.
Support your body to feel energised and healthy during your pregnancy and set yourself on a positive path for your labour, birth and postpartum.
Develop your skills as a home cook, through simple foundation recipes that nourish both big and little bodies.
HERE’s the lowdown on
prep before you pop
You’ll get instant access to this course.
Plus lifetime access to revisit whenever you need and any new updates.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SPACE
IF YOU’RE A STRANGER TO THE KITCHEN, THIS STEP IS SUPER IMPORTANT. THIS IS GETTING YOUR SHIT TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN, SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’VE GOT IN THERE AND WHAT TO WORK WITH.
STOCK YOUR PANTRY, FRIDGE + FREEZER
LEARN WHAT TO STOCK IN YOUR PANTRY, FRIDGE AND FREEZER, SO YOU’RE NEVER CAUGHT OUT WITHOUT THE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND CAN WHIP UP A MEAL NO MATTER WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE HOUSE.
PLAN. BUY. COOK.
18 STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO CLASSES
TO SEE EXACTLY HOW I ROLL IN THE KITCHEN, THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU CAN DO IT TOO.
A DOWNLOADABLE RECIPE BOOK WITH 40+ RECIPES THAT WILL BECOME YOUR NEW GO-TO, BREAKFAST/SNACKS/LUNCH/DINNER.
I CALL THESE MY FAMILY FAVOURITES, BECAUSE THEY’RE EXACTLY WHAT WE COOK TO MAKE EATING WELL A SIMPLE, HEALTHY, AND DELICIOUS EVENT, NO MATTER WHAT’S GOING ON.
COOL. PACK. STORE.
WHAT’S THE POINT OF COOKING IT ALL, IF YOU DON’T STORE IT PROPERLY?
YOU WILL LEARN THE INVALUABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL OF FOOD SAFETY, INCLUDING SAFE FREEZING AND SAFE DEFROSTING/THAWING.
ALL YOUR PESKY (AND RANDOM) FREEZING QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED. LEARN TO BATCH COOK AND HOW TO THINK AHEAD TO PLAN YOUR MEALS, SO YOU FEEL 10 STEPS AHEAD FOR TIMES WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN.
WHAT TO DO WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN + YOU FORGET EVERYTHING (BECAUSE IT WILL)
TO BE A GOOD COOK YOU NEED RECIPES BUT THERE’S ELEMENTS TO COOKING THAT AREN’T SEEN OR HEARD. THIS IS YOUR MINDSET. IF IT’S NOT IN CHECK, YOU’LL DRAIN YOUR ENERGY BEFORE YOU GET IN THE KITCHEN TO COOK AND MAKE EVERY EXCUSE UNDER THE SUN ABOUT HOW YOU’RE IN A RECIPE RUT.
YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME A KITCHEN NINJA AND MAKE YOUR KITCHEN WORK FOR YOU WHEN YOU’VE HAD ZERO SLEEP, 14 POONAMI’S AND HAVEN’T SHOWERED IN DAYS. THIS IS LEARNING HOW TO THINK IN THE KITCHEN AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK WHEN ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS JUMP ON A PLAN TO HAWAII AND ORDER ROOM SERVICE.
- THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A GOOD MEAL: Including how to get confident with making flavourFULL meals.
- TIME SAVER KITCHEN HACKS: You’ll learn hacks for speeding up how you cook your meals and general ‘holy shit I never even thought of that’ moments that you won’t be able to help yourself but fall in love with cooking
- DISCOVER YOUR KITCHEN MOJO: You’ll learn that all along, you had a creative voice in your head (your intuition) when it comes to food. You’re going to nip this ‘cooking thing’ in the butt BEFORE you have fussy toddlers and have to crawl your way back.
- KITCHEN CONFIDENCE: None of the above matters if you don’t have the confidence. It goes hand in hand with your mojo and no amount of recipes in a course will do anything for you unless you can access these 2. I teach you how to think in the kitchen, what to do when you don’t feel like it, what to do when you think you’ve stuffed it up, what to do when you want to throw in the towel and hire a private chef.
PLUS THESE… bonuses
1 The Afternoon Delight ebook: Quick arvo snacks, sorted.
2 One Pot Wonders ebook: Where I share my favourite one pot dinner ideas for minimal effort and minimal washing up.
3 Natural Pregnancy + Birth Library: All the resources, books, websites, tea blends and more I’ve leant on to get me through a healthy vibrant pregnancy.
4 Crazy Cravings Recipe Book: My cravings have been all time – don’t mention the word cake. I found some shortcut recipes that have kept my cravings happy and my body healthy, they’re in this book.
5 1st Trimester Recipes: Food that your lover can make for you when you don’t have the energy (and they don’t have to ask you 1 million questions either).
HEY! I’m Lou
Sooo… now I’m pregnant and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to be doing in those early postpartum days, as much as I love to cook some food – I don’t want to be cooking. I want to be resting, recovering and hanging with the new and cutest member of our family. This course has been based off exactly what I’ve done to prepare myself for the Mamma road ahead.
For the past 6 years I’ve fed busy corporates. I bought the concept of healthy food delivered to Sydney-siders. We’re human and a big part of our life is eating – using the busy excuse is doing us no favours. I’m here to turn your kitchen and eating habits upside down and infuse YOU with the confidence that cooking can be delicious + simple + quick (and that you can do it, even if you’ve got that ‘burn the house down’ potential.
My recipes have been featured in Vogue, Harris Farm, BuzzFeed, Gourmet Traveller, Body + Soul, 1 Million Women, TimeOut, Prevention Mag, Women’s Day and more.
(TOP: 33 weeks pregnant and prepping a postpartum meal for the freezer. MIDDLE: my boy eating beetroot and mushroom puree. BOTTOM: this is Lucy the Veggie Van).
PREP BEFORE YOU POP: A POSTPARTUM MEAL PREP GUIDE IS FOR YOU IF…
You want to prep delicious food before you pop into the world of postpartum with a mini-you who is going to demand all you’ve got.
You’ve struggled to make cooking a priority in the past and are a little apprehensive at the fact you’ll soon have a baby + work + life stuff. Your to-do list just got longer and the hours to do it all in smaller.
You are reliant on recipes and want to ease up a little so you can flow with your kitchen mojo.
You really don’t want to have to cook for a while after you give birth.
You understand that cooking isn’t just a women’s job. You appreciate that you leading the charge in your house, doesn’t make you the person who has to cook forever. It makes you a leader. We’re no longer in the 50’s.
You have an interest in health and how you can nurture yourself and your family with simple routines.
You appreciate that being healthy is our natural state, without it needing to be a particular label.
This is for you if your bookmarks page is full of recipe links you’ve saved for later, but later never happened.
+ DO I NEED TO BE PREGNANT?
Nope. Whether you’re a dude or not even the slightest bit interested in parenting, you can take this course. You’ll learn how to apply the exact same processes to your life and how to prepare good food.
+ DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
The only requirement is tupperware to store your meals in. I encourage you to use whatever you have, you don’t need new equipment for this course.
+ HOW LONG BEFORE I START SEEING RESULTS?
You’ll get instant access to the course, so you could see results today.
+ I’M DUE IN…
Today – pushing it, but there’s some great info for you to help you get started and take the info to apply it post, postpartum.
I’ve also included a lit of what I plan to make when I go into early labour. Recipes to focus and distract me, plus ‘fresher’ goodness to have in the fridge once I’ve popped.
+ WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RECIPES?
There are substitutions for every meal.
+ I HAVE A FAMILY, THEY’RE FUSSPOTS.
OK, so you love them (most of the time). May as well navigate/alleviate/obliterate their fussy-ness. I have fed thousands of different fussy tastebuds with great success. This course covers flavour combo’s that suit all tastebuds. If you’re feeling in a cooking rut, this course will provide so many options for you to try and help you squash that rut. The heart of a home is the kitchen. This is where habits around food, health, self care and connection are born. If you’ve felt the pinch of not knowing how to cook, Kitchen Saucery is an approach to help cement a new wave of rituals around healthy habits you’d like to instill in your family. I want to say this though. You’re exactly fine where you are – but if YOU KNOW you want more, more for you, more for your kids. Let’s move past these limitations and excuses.
+ I DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER. I DON’T HAVE THE INTERNET. I DON’T WANT TO GET A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. I DON’T HAVE A KITCHEN.
This course is online. You need email and the internet and a kitchen.
+ IS THIS HEALTHY?
You bet! I believe, if you cook for yourself, the health will follow. You’ll use fresh ingredients, better quality produce and cook with love. In turn: these qualities make up a ‘healthy’ meal. I’ll be providing plenty of options on how to ‘healthify’ meals if that’s what you need. This course does not subscribe to any one diet, we’re covering them all. We’ll discuss healthy swaps too.
+ HOW IS THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
You are undertaking a momentous right of passage. Lean on your village and delivery vouchers if you must. BUT, COOKING is an essential life skill. Beginning this process pre-baby is going to make the next years of your life easier and more delicious.
+ DO I HAVE LIFETIME ACCESS TO THIS COURSE?
Yes. You have access to the course, including all future updates, for the lifetime of the program.
+ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I BUY THIS COURSE?
You will receive a confirmation email and INSTANT ACCESS to the course.
You can log in right away and get started immediately, no waiting necessary!
+ YEAH, BUT, I HAVE NO TIME/REALLY SUCK AT COOKING/ENTER YOUR FAVE EXCUSE HERE
Crazy life? Kids? Annoying partner who doesn’t like healthy food? No time? Live in the middle of nowhere? A full time job? Travel a lot? EVERYBODY has excuses and things going on. It’s life. If you stopped for 1 second and asked yourself if this cooking thing matters to YOU, if YOU could have it not be such a thing, a drama, a stress event – how would that feel?
If it feels like a breath of fresh air, or a weight off your shoulders, lightness or simply good – then push the excuses to the side and try something new. PS: it’ll probably still feel a little scary, or unsure. That’s what happens when you begin doing meaningful things for yourself.
+ HOW LONG DOES THIS GO FOR?
It’s not set up on a time limit. You get instant access and can go at your own pace.
+ I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO COOK, IS THIS FOR ME?
You are the person I’m out to help the most. Welcome. There’s a new world out there that is about to blow your mind.
Also – I don’t believe you, but we’ll get to that later.
+ I KNOW HOW TO COOK A LITTLE BIT, IS THIS FOR ME?
Yes. Even if you don’t know what knife to use or how to poach an egg or what the difference is between iceberg lettuce and baby spinach. If you want to change that from a little bit to a lotta-bit. Then yep.
+ I’M GOING TO BE AWAY, WILL I MISS TOO MUCH?
There is no behind in this course. Go at your own pace and revisit when you need.
+ I HAVE ALLERGIES/ON A DIET/PREGNANT/COUNT MACRO’S/KETO
Consider knowing how to cook your North Star. How you get there, doesn’t matter. Meaning, your circumstances are what they are. Pregnant, vegetarian, just starting eating veggies, don’t know what a grater is, or maybe you’re vegan. All recipes are customisable to exactly where you’re at. I will provide options. I’m not too jazzed about blanket diets. I do appreciate we’re all different. What suits you, doesn’t always suit me and I don’t believe it needs to. I’m not here to provide a dogmatic view on food. I’m here to liberate and free you from rules and regulations, teach you about the seasons, remind you that you’re a powerful cook, invite you to connect with how your food makes you feel and how simple kitchen rituals will change your life. This to me, is so much more important than following a set of rules.