General Food Safety Reminders:
- Always wash your hands before preparing or eating food.
- Cold food items should be eaten immediately or refrigerated for food safety.
- To reheat, refer to the directions below. Always heat leftovers to 165F degrees
- Please consume, freeze or discard cold items within 7 days of receiving.
Cooking Instructions for Meal Kit Entrees (A-Z):
Black Bean Burger:
Best warmed in a pan on the stove top coated with oil, 3 minutes on each side or until internal temperature is 165F degrees.
For the oven: Preheat oven to bake at 450F. Place frozen product on ungreased baking pan. Bake approximately 7-10 minutes turning once.
Remove burrito from bag, Heat in 325F degree oven from frozen for 22-27 minutes or from thawed 16-22 minutes or microwave for 2 minutes until burrito reaches an internal temp of 165F degrees.
Wash before cooking. Poke the potato with a fork 5-6 times.
Microwave directions: Cook on high for 2 1/2 minutes, flip the potato and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes. Leave the potato in the closed microwave for another 2 1/2 minutes. Microwave times may vary. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
Oven directions: Preheat oven to 350 and cook for 45- 60 minutes. Poke the potato with a fork to ensure that the potato is soft inside.
Cheese Stuffed Sandwich:
Remove sandwich from plastic wrapping. This sandwich can be thawed and served or warmed in a microwave for 30-60 seconds until heated through.
Take tortilla out of bag, place on microwave safe plate and then sprinkle all of the shredded cheese over ½ of the tortilla. Fold tortilla over. Place on microwave safe plate and cook in microwave on high for 45 seconds or until cheese has melted.
Remove strips from plastic bag. Heat in 350F degree oven for 20 –25 minutes or microwave 1—2 minutes until chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees.
Remove frozen drumstick from plastic bag. Place on baking sheet and heat in 375F degree oven until internal temp reaches 165F degrees.
Drumstick is precooked and can also be enjoyed cold.
Remove patty from bag, place on microwave safe plate. Microwave for 60-90 seconds or until heated to an internal temp of 165F degrees.
Allow chili to thaw overnight in the fridge. Remove the lid and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds, stir and heat for another 45 seconds or until heated to 165 degrees.
Remove corn dog from plastic bag. Place corn dog on microwave safe plate and microwave on High for 20 seconds. Turn corn dog over and microwave for 20 more seconds or until heated to 165F degrees.
French Fries/Tater Tots:
Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Arrange potato product in a single layer on baking sheet and cook frozen product for 20-25 minutes or until heated though.
French Toast Sticks:
Warm in microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Remove from packaging. Place hamburger patty on microwave safe plate. Microwave for 3 minutes or until heated to an internal temp of 165F degrees.
Lasagna Roll Up/Ravioli:
Thaw product overnight in the fridge. Remove the lid and heat in the container for 90 seconds, stir and heat for another 45-60 seconds or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 165F degrees.
Mac & Cheese:
Remove lid and then heat in the container for 60 seconds, stir and heat for another 30-60 or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 165F degrees.
Cook from frozen. Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds, stir and heat for another 30 seconds
Mini Cheese Calzones:
Remove from packaging. Heat in 350F degree oven to internal temperature of 165F degrees. Serve with marinara for dipping.
Thaw and serve or microwave for 30-60 seconds until warm.
Pizza (Sliced, French Bread & Rippers):
Pizza items have been pre-cooked and can be eaten cold or warmed in a microwave or oven after being removed from packaging.
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich:
Thaw in fridge, assemble if necessary and then serve.
Thaw overnight in the fridge. Heat for 60 seconds in the microwave, stir. Heat for another 30 seconds until internal temp reaches 165F.
Veggie Chicken Nuggets:
Remove nuggets from plastic bag. Heat in 400F degree oven for 8-10 minutes, until internal temp reaches 165F degrees. Microwaving is not recommended.
Tips & Tricks for Leftover Produce
- Squeeze leftover citrus to make fresh squeezed juice!
- Chop leftover vegetables to add to soups, sauces or stir-fry! Watch the videos below to learn how to make our vegetarian chili at home and add in your extra veggies!
- Blend leftover fruit, yogurt and/or milk into smoothies
- Mix together yogurt, apple sauce and juice to make a blenderless smoothie. Watch the videos below to learn how to make our blenderless smoothie at home!
- Top salads with leftover dried fruit and/or seeds
- Shred carrots and/or apples to add to quick breads or muffins
- Bake and then blend carrots into a puree - stir into mac and cheese or other sauces to "hide your veggies"
- Use any combination of dried fruit, seeds, granola and cereal to create your own snack mix!
Did you know!?
- All of our cereal options are whole grain and contain 9 grams or less of sugar! Yes, school cereals are specially formulated to have less sugar than the grocery store cereals (even if the brand is the same!).
- The granola we serve is made from scratch right here in our kitchens using Washington-grown oats and contains <7g of sugar per serving! That's 1-6g less than leading store-bought brands. Watch the videos below to learn how to make our granola at home!
- All grains served are 51% - 100% whole grains!
- Our meal kits provide enough produce for each child to have at least a 1/2 cup of fruit and 1/2 cup of vegetables with each lunch!
- The milk we serve is from a Washington State dairy farm. Yami Yogurt, a brand of yogurt we often source, is also local to Washington State.