All of our food comes entirely pre-cooked with instructions on the label for proper heating on the stove top, in the oven or microwave.
Here is what we recommend for heating your meals for optimal taste.
For the quickest way to warm your food, cut the protective film along the inner wall of the meal tray. Place in microwave. Heat 2-3 minutes. Remove the film and enjoy!
To keep proteins tender, warm them in the oven. This will keep your meat from getting overcooked and drying out.
- Remove meat or fish and place on baking sheet in cold oven (For faster clean up, line a small sheet tray with foil).
- Warm oven to 375 degrees.
- Once the oven is warm, remove proteins and enjoy immediately.
For chicken thighs and wings
- Heat up a pan with small amount of oil or spray. Once the pan is warm, add thigh or wings to the pan and sear unbothered for a couple of minutes until caramelization occurs (browning). Turn and repeat the process. This will help the skin crisp up and give your chicken further flavor. Adjust heat as needed to avoid burning.
- You can also broil the chicken by lining a small sheet tray with foil and spray skin with oil. Broil for 2-5 minutes, checking constantly until chicken is warm all the way through.
For crispier, more flavorful vegetables
- Lightly spray a sauté pan with a small amount of oil. Wait until the oil is slightly smoking and add veggies to pan and sauté for a few minutes. Adjust heat as needed to avoid burning.
- You can also broil your veggies by lining a small sheet tray with foil and spray lightly with oil. Broil for 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until warmed all the way through.
For the perfect sausage breakfast scramble
Remove sausage and potatoes and place on baking sheet. For quicker cleanup cover the sheet with foil.
Cook under a broiler for 3 to 4 minutes or until potatoes start to crisp and sausage browns. Be sure to turn the sausage and stir the potatoes
half waythrough. Adjusting the distance from the broiler will increase or decrease the heating time.
While sausage and potatoes cook, feel free to slightly warm the eggs in the microwave for 1 minute at a lower power level setting (every microwave varies, but a lower power level will ensure the eggs don't become chewy). You can also heat the eggs in a pan over low heat.
Put it all together and serve immediately.
For more seasoning and flavor variety, add any of the following seasonings to give an extra kick to your meals without messing with the nutrition:
A light finishing salt - once the food is warm and ready to eat, this will help open up the flavors (flaky finishing salts like Maldon will do the best job).
Lemon pepper, paprika, chili flakes, or any other seasoning you like - this will add even more complex flavor to the dish.
Fresh herbs - adding fresh ingredients can make the dish taste more vibrant and homemade.
For more topping suggestions to keep your meal prep interesting go here.