Open & Serving Fresh, Locally Made Meals - Orders Due By 2PM Thursday

Cooking Instructions & Preservation

There are three primary ways to heat up your meals:

1. Microwave in the microwave safe container provided. These containers are the plastic containers and lids provided with our single entrees. This is the most convenient way to heat up your fresh meal.

  • Remove any wrapped items and/or ramekins - aluminum foil should never go in the microwave.
  • Pop the lid so moisture can escape.
  • Microwave on high either using 30 second intervals and stirring, or for one and a half to two minutes. Internal temp should be at 180 degrees for food to be considered done.
  • Be careful removing container as contents will be hot.
  • Containers may be thrown away or recycled depending on your municipalities regulations. Recycling symbol is on the bottom of the container.

2. Stove top in a nonstick pan.

  • Place the contents of your meal you want to warm up in a nonstick pan and warm up on a medium to low medium temperature.
  • Make sure to stir the contents of the meal to uniformly warm them up.
  • Serve on plateware of your choice.

3. Oven.

  • Place the contents of your meal in an oven save container. 
  • If warming up a J4YMeals family meal in one of our oven safe aluminum containers, first removed all ramekins and wrapped items.
  • Preheat oven to 325-350 degrees. 
  • Depending on the meal it can take 20-35 minutes to warm completely.

4. Desserts and Salads

  • Desserts and salads should be kept refrigerated until consumed. Proteins come in a separate container and may be warmed independently. 

Containers may be thrown away or recycled depending on your municipalities regulations. Recycling symbol is on the bottom of the container.

For food to be considered done, the internal temp must be at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Any food not consumed in the week received must be frozen to preserve it. Meals may be thawed and served later at your convenience. We do not add preservatives to the food to keep from spoiling.

Questions warming up your meals? Please reach out to us, and we will be glad to help.