• Are Prepared & Ready meals frozen?

    Nope! Prepared & Ready meals are pre-cooked, arrive chilled to ensure freshness, and are ready to reheat in the microwave, conventional oven or store in the refrigerator. We recommend enjoying them by the ‘use-by’ date printed on the packaging. We do not recommend freezing them or using a toaster oven to reheat.

     

    Microwave Oven Instructions:

    Remove the container’s outer packaging. Using a fork or knife, pierce the film 3 to 5 times with spacing in between to allow even ventilation. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tray from the microwave, remove the film, stir, and let stand 1 minute before enjoying.

     

    Conventional Oven Instructions:

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the container’s outer packaging. Using a fork or knife, pierce the film 3 to 5 times with spacing in between to allow even ventilation. Place ventilated meal on a sheet pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Remove the tray from the oven (carefully, as the tray will be hot), remove the film, stir, and let stand 1 minute before serving.

     

    You can always refer to the outer packaging for specific instructions.

  • I used to order Heat & Eat meals. How are Prepared & Ready meals different?

    Prepared & Ready is our fresh take on pre-made meals, giving you ultimate convenience as well as chef-crafted quality and variety. These non-frozen meals let you enjoy signature Blue Apron flavors and ingredients without the prep, in addition to providing more seasonally inspired produce. Meats are prepared sous vide, a classic French culinary technique that locks in flavor and freshness by cooking meat under pressure at a low temperature for a tender and juicy result. 

     

    Prepared & Ready also offers more weekly choices and a wider variety, making it easier to find delicious and convenient meals that fit your lifestyle. Choose from 20+ meals each week, with more to come! Options include dietician-approved meals such as Carb Conscious, 30g of Protein, Keto-Friendly, and 600 Calories or Less.

  • How many meals do I have to order each week? Can I change this week by week?

    For Prepared & Ready, you must choose a minimum of 4 meals.

  • Will there be more variety of Prepared & Ready meals available in the future?

    Yes! We’re planning to add more weekly choices soon, so stay tuned!

  • Can I order meal kits and Prepared & Ready in the same week?

    Yes, you can receive meal kits and Prepared & Ready meals by ordering an additional box for the week.

     

    1. Select a meal from the menu you are not currently subscribed to (either meal kits or Prepared & Ready) and click Add to Order.
    2. You’ll be asked if you want to save the selections you’re currently subscribed to and add another order. Click Save & Add Another Order.
    3. Continue adding your selections. (Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you will be subscribed to that menu every week!)
  • When does Blue Apron deliver Prepared & Ready meals?

    Although previously offered on limited delivery days, Prepared & Ready meals can now be scheduled for delivery on any day that’s available for your area. If you don’t have an account yet, you can check available delivery dates during sign up, before completing your account. If you already have an account, feel free to adjust both your Meal Plan and Delivery Day in your Account Settings.