How do I heat Trifecta meals?

All of our food is delivered fully pre-cooked with instructions on the label for proper heating using the stovetop, air fryer, oven, or microwave. 

Trifecta Meal Plan Heating Recommendations

Trifecta ready-to-eat meals are designed to be heated quickly and easily, so the best method will depend on your personal preferences and the equipment you have available. Our heating instructions will always include suggestions for air-fryer, oven, stove-top, and lastly the microwave, in order of recommendation. Please always read the heating instructions for every meal, as we’ve tested these for optimal results.

It's important to make sure that the meal is heated to a safe internal temperature for optimal food safety. This will typically be between 145-165 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the type of food being heated. Finally, be sure to avoid overheating the meal, as this can cause it to become dry and tough.

  • Air-Fryer:
    • Line the air fryer tray with foil for faster cleanup, and spray with oil.
    • Set the temperature to 350°F
    • Add your protein first, and heat alone for the first 4 minutes.
    • Add the remaining components of your dish, and heat for another 4-6 minutes.
    • The air fryer will work best for a la carte proteins. For optimal flavor, heat a la carte vegetables and starches together for 4-6 minutes.
  • Stovetop:
    • For best results, always use a non-stick pan.
    • Preheat your pan over high heat, spray with oil or add 1 teaspoon of oil and spread it throughout the pan.
    • Add your proteins first (when possible) and sear for 1-2 minutes per side, adjusting the heat to medium-high.
    • After flipping your protein, add the rest of the ingredients (starch + veggies) and warm for another 2-3 minutes.
    • This method works perfectly for any meal plan or a la carte option. 
  • Oven:
    • Ideally, a countertop oven works best.
    • Line an oven safe dish with foil or parchment paper, and spray with spray oil.
    • Transfer meal to oven safe dish.
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
    • Set a timer for 10-12 minutes and transfer the tray into the oven once preheated.
    • For best results, rotate your tray halfway through the total heating time.
  • Microwave (1000-watt Microwave):
    • Though incredibly convenient and equally as effective, this heating method tends to be slightly more aggressive on the food and may risk overcooking without yielding any caramelization.
    • Poke a hole in the film of the tray with scissors or a knife.
    • Set the timer for 2 minutes (at 80% power).
    • Carefully remove the tray from the microwave, and cut the film using scissors (be careful as some steam may escape).
    • Eat from the tray or remove from the tray onto a plate and enjoy!

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