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 or store in the refrigerator. We recommend enjoying them by the ‘use-by’ date printed on the packaging. We do not recommend freezing them.
To enjoy these pre-made meals, first remove the outer packaging and pierce the film 3-5 times with a fork or knife. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tray from the microwave, remove the film, stir, and let stand 1 minute before enjoying. 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 16+ 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.
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.
- Select a meal from the menu you are not currently subscribed to (either meal kits or Prepared & Ready) and click Add to Order.
- 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.
- 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?
Currently, Prepared & Ready meals are only delivered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Why can I only get Prepared & Ready delivered Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday?
This is just our delivery schedule during Early Access, but we’re planning on more availability in the near future!