Reheating Tips

 

INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS

Packaged in microwaveable containers. Heat in microwave 1-3 minutes depending on the power of your microwave and how hot you enjoy your food.

These meals are also very good in an oven/toaster oven. If you are worried about the food drying out, cover it with foil. Reheat at a low-temperature (no more than 350°F), until it is heated through – check often. Just make sure you transfer the food onto an appropriate heating surface…not the containers they come in!
 
 

FAMILY PORTION

These meals are packaged in microwaveable containers. Heat in microwave 1-3 minutes depending on the power of your microwave and how hot you enjoy your food. Keep in mind that it may be best to separate the sides from the protein to achieve the best results for each item. Many of our customers dish out individual portions and reheat in a microwave or toaster oven for convenience and time saving.

These meals are also very good in an oven/toaster oven. If you are worried about the food drying out, cover it with foil. Reheat at a low-temperature (no more than 350°F), until it is heated through – check often. Just make sure you transfer the food onto an appropriate heating surface…not the containers they come in!
 
 

TIPS FOR OVEN/TOASTER OVER

Here are some additional tips for Reheating in the Oven/Toaster Oven:

  • Roasted, seared or grilled meats can be placed under the broiler for about a minute per side if you want a bit of crisp.
  • For a slow even cooking, place in the oven not more than 350°F, usually 30-45 minutes. (Much of this depends on your oven and the food being reheated.)
  • Braised, boiled or steamed proteins are best in the microwave set at 50% and covered with a wet paper towel for 1-2 minutes.
  • If you are worried about food drying out, cover it with foil.
  • Waffles or pancakes are great reheated in the toaster or toaster oven.
  • Foods that don’t have a crisp crust generally reheat well in the microwave such as: soups, stir fry, veggies, rice, pasta, casseroles. See Technique on next tab.

 
 

TIPS FOR MICROWAVE

Here are some additional tips for Reheating in the Microwave:

  • Spread food out in an even layer, cover with a damp paper towel to help create some steam while the food is heating so it doesn’t dry out, and stir every so often to promote even heating, as there are usually hot spots even in microwaves with turntables.
  • If you’re heating more than one kind of food on the same plate, it sometimes isn’t a good idea to throw everything on the plate and into the microwave at the same time. If there is a denser food like a pork chop, microwave that by itself until it’s almost warmed through before adding in quick-heating things, like rice and vegetables. That way, everything finishes heating at the same time but nothing is overcooked.

STOVE TOP ITEMS

These are items that should be reheated on the stove top:

  • Soups, stews, chili, stir fry, rice, pasta
  • Meat: Get some delicious seared meat flavor by reheating meat over relatively high heat in a cast iron pan. Turn it frequently so it doesn’t overcook.

 
 


 
 
 

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