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HEB Meal Simple Questions Answered


If you're looking for a convenient and yummy meal option, you need to check out HEB's Meal Simple selection. With a wide variety of chef-inspired meals, salads, sandwiches, and more, Meal Simple makes it easy to enjoy a quick meal at home. In this article, I'll answer some of the most common questions about Meal Simple.


Grocery Store Section Sign says Meal Simple by HEB floating over a selection of ready-made meals labeled Italian and Vegan & Vegetarian

What is HEB Meal Simple?


Meal Simple is a program offered by HEB Grocery that provides customers with ready-to-eat meals that are made fresh daily. The meals are designed to be easy to heat and eat, making them a great option for busy people who want a tasty meal without the hassle of cooking.


The Meal Simple program offers a wide variety of meal options, including entrees, sides, salads, sandwiches, soups, egg bites, quiches, ready-to-cook Thanksgiving Turkeys... I mean the list is never-ending. HEB has also been working really hard to diversify its Meal Simple selection. There are now plenty of Vegan, Vegetarian, and Low Carb options to choose from.


Each meal is made with high-quality ingredients and is designed to be delicious and nutritious. You can order Meal Simple meals curbside or in-store, and heating instructions are included with each meal.


HEB Meal Simple Brisket Enchilada Meal

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: How do I heat up Meal Simple meals?

A: Heating instructions are included on the packaging. Most meals have instructions for heating in the oven. For Air Fryer, see next Q


Q: Can I heat Meal Simple meals in the air fryer?

A: Yes, BUT! - There are currently no instructions on the package for heating meals in the air fryer, but HEB recently posted a video showing how to heat up one of their meals, and it's basically the same temp, less time.


This video, posted to an HEB social account, is for the steak, asparagus, and potatoes Meal Simple. Normal cooking instructions say 425 degrees for 16-18 minutes, and they're suggesting the same 425 degrees for 12 minutes via air fryer.


Q: How long do Meal Simple meals stay fresh?

A: Meal Simple meals are designed to be eaten within a few days of purchase. You can check the expiration date on the package to ensure freshness. When at the store, always check in the back of the stack of meals to see if you can find a fresher date.


Q: Can I freeze Meal Simple meals?

A: HEB does not recommend freezing these meals, stating that it will affect the texture and taste of the product, however, some buyers have expressed success with vacuum sealing them or using a double freezer ziplock bag. I have not tried this myself.


Q: Are Meal Simple meals made with fresh ingredients?

A: Yes, all Meal Simple meals are supposed to be made with fresh ingredients that are prepared daily.


Q: Are Meal Simple meals suitable for people with dietary restrictions?

A: Yes, Meal Simple offers a variety of meal options to accommodate different dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and low-carb options. Nutritional information is provided for each meal so you can make an informed choice.



What are some good Meal Simple meals?


Some popular Meal Simple meals include:

  • Chicken Parmesan

  • Seafood-Stuffed Salmon

  • Tex Mex Brisket Queso

  • Bacon Alfredo Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

  • Meatloaf

For a full list of the top Meal Simple Fan Favorites, check out this blog post - The Best HEB Meal Simple To-Go Meals - According to HEB Fans





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