Just because something is reheated doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless or mushy. Many companies have fine-tuned the process of cooking, flash freezing and keeping products iced during shipping. All of this leads to better quality when it comes time to eat.
California Pizza Kitchen Gluten Free BBQ Recipe Chicken, $8
Upgrades in gluten-free options also extend to restaurants like this one. This pie features grilled chicken, red onions, cilantro, smoked Gouda and barbecue sauce and tastes nothing like the cardboard it comes on.
Ice Age Meals The Braises Sampler, $160–$525 for 14-48 Meals
Paleo and organic, these single-serving meals were designed with athletes in mind. Pork carnitas with yams is among its restaurant-worthy dishes of slow-cooked, south-of-the-border-style favorites.
Dr. Praeger’s Kale Puffs, $5
Think healthier tater tots. These puffs are a combo of potatoes and kale (or there’s a carrot option, too). With a few rotations in the oven, they’re well-browned and on the table. We suggest serving them with eggs—at any time of day or night.