Storing & heating Fitfood meals

Storing

As soon as you receive your Fitfood meals, put them in the fridge. Our meals are designed to be eaten fresh, and every package has a use-by date on the label.

If life gets in the way and you don’t think you can eat your meals in time, it is fine to freeze most Fitfood meals. Some meals (such as salads) are not suitable for freezing, and they will say so on the label.

Heating

Heating sauces

If there is a sauce container in your meal, you can either: pour the sauce on the meal before heating; heat the sauce separately in the microwave for 10 seconds; or keep the sauce aside and serve it cold. Do not heat sauce containers in the oven.

Microwave heating

  1. Open one corner of the film seal or punch small holes in the top (making sure to remove any sauce containers).
  2. Heat on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Check the meal is heated the whole way through. If needed, heat for longer until it is piping hot.

Oven heating

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Completely remove film seal from the meal and remove any sauce containers.
  3. Place container on an oven tray and cook for approximately 20 minutes.

Heating from frozen

Defrost meals in the refrigerator overnight, then follow the usual heating steps.

Info and tips

  • To stop oven-heated meals drying out, you can cover them with tinfoil and heat for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • For perfect wedges, roast potatoes and kumara fries, try taking them out of the container and crisping them up on an oven tray.
  • Eat meals with salads first! We don’t recommend freezing salads.
  • Some items are partially cooked so they will cook to perfection when reheated.
  • Our meats are prepared so they will finish cooking as you heat them. This means they will not dry out or overcook.