Before I gave birth to my first Womb Raider 5 years ago everybody told me that I was in for a shock, that babies take up so much time and I wouldn’t know what hit me.

They were right.

The thing no new parents are prepared for is the sheer exhaustion that comes with raising a newborn and attending to their every whim. You don’t have time to shower, cook, clean or look after yourself at all. I was lucky to have my husband bringing me food while I sat trapped in the breastfeeding chair for hours on end. If it were not for him I may have starved to death.

We were lucky enough to be given some gorgeous gifts, but none were more useful and appreciated than the freezer full of food our good friends dropped off. It was lovingly cooked and packed up in perfect sized portions and it is the gift we remember most as it was literally life-saving to us at that time.

“I thought it would be wonderful if there was a simple way to send the gift of nourishing meals, and what a huge benefit that would be to the recipient. ” – Kate Richie – Let Lulu

Melbourne based Kate Ritchie (no, not the Home & Away one) started Let Lulu with the intention of providing freshly cooked meals for people who do not have the time or skills to cook them as a gift, and for families that just need that little bit of help through the week without having to worry about what to put on the table.

Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Risotto

I was sent a range of meals to try in order to give you this review and I was seriously impressed. The Husband was impressed too as I had them sent to his work and he scoffed half of them before I even saw the bag.

I particularly enjoyed the vegan buckwheat ravioli. The Husband hates mushrooms and so we never eat them (though I love them) and this meal had a great nutty taste without being overwhelmingly mushroomy. We tasted a bunch of the vegetarian options and if that’s anything to go by, I am certain the meat ones would be just as tasty.

“I made the decision in June 2017 that for every meal ordered from Let Lulu, we would fund a meal for someone in need in Victoria. We do this through our charity partner FareShare.”

It’s not just bringing home a new baby that Let Lulu is an appropriate gift for. It seems like every day I am hearing bad news about the health of friends and other people close to me. These are times we need a bit of support and the times when you know you need to eat but perhaps don’t have the strength to do it.

Vegan Buckwheat Ravioli

Let Lulu currently delivers to Melbourne suburbs, with plans in 2018 to expand to other states.

Meal packages start at $69 for 6 meals (including delivery) so there is something to suit every budget.

I love that they also fund a meal for a Victorian person in need with every meal sold. It sort of doubles the gift-giving pleasure and gives me ALL the feels.

Readers of my site get a 15% discount off the price of all packages with the code FARKEW until Dec 6th so hurry!

AND if you tag a friend under my post on the Far Kew page who you would love to send some support to, they can win a 16 Meal package valued at $169. 

Love, FK xxx

Beef meatballs