HeaterMeals 3 Southwestern Chicken with Rice & Beans 

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HeaterMeals 3 Southwestern Chicken with Rice & Beans
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This self-heating meal is designed for easy storage with no refrigeration or freezing required.


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The main entrée in HeaterMeals®3 is formulated for a wide array of diets. HeaterMeals®3 kits provide no trans fats, less fat and cholesterol content, and contain 40% to 60% less sodium than other emergency meal kits, yet HeaterMeals®3 kits provide more protein and fiber content than other shelf-stable emergency meals.

The food is fully cooked, safety-sealed in a four-layer flexible pouch and heated again under pressure to assure a safe, easy-to-store meal. The process is similar to canning, but uses a more modern package. No preservatives are added. The result is extended storage without refrigeration and a ready-to-eat meal that retains its natural moisture, texture, and taste.

HeaterMeals®3 kits offer a shelf life of two to three years when stored properly, and are a simple solution for long-term emergency planning. Each meal includes: an entree, snacks, seasonings, beverage mix, spoon, napkin, moist towelette and serving tray.

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  • Our unique, patented, food heater has heated over 1.5 billion meals
  • Just add the included salt water packet to the heater bag, and you'll have a piping hot meal in minutes
  • The patented TRUETECH Self-Heating Technology was introduced for use as the Field Ration Heater (FRH) by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1990 to heat Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) for soldiers in the field
  • TRUETECH self-heating technology is a simple combination of powdered food grade iron and magnesium, salt and water
  • Spent heaters are biodegradable and easily disposed of, with no toxic materials

    The HeaterMeals®3 Self-Heating Meal Contains:
  • 12 Southwest Style Chicken with Rice and Beans meals

    Each Meal Includes:
  • The entrée
  • 1 package of King's Fancy Fruit Mix
  • 1 package of Squeezer Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 1 package of M&M's Chocolate Candy
  • 1 package of a beverage mix
  • Seasonings
  • Cutlery
  • Serving tray

    HeaterMeals®3 Self-Heating Meals Benefits:
  • No refrigeration needed: up to a 3 year shelf life
  • Tasty self-heating entrée: 50% larger than MRE's
  • Easy-to-use and ready-to-eat: no handling required while heating
  • 2 HeaterMeals®3 kits per day will provide over 2,000 calories, surpassing the USDA's recommended daily allowance for adults
  • Proven, safe heating technology: biodegradable, non-toxic heater
  • Made in the USA

    HeaterMeals®3 Self-Heating Meals Uses:
  • Business continuity planning
  • Employee and family disaster supplies

  • Frequently Asked Questions - HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals
    Q: How will my order arrive?
    A: Most smaller orders will arrive through either FedEx or UPS. They will ship in cardboard cases.

    Q: What is the shelf life of my product?
    A: HeaterMeals EX Self-Heating Entrées have a shelf life of up to 5 years from the date of packaging. Your product will have a shelf life of 3 to 5 years when it arrives.

    A: HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits have a shelf life of up to 3 years from the date of packaging. Your product will have a shelf life of 2 to 3 years when it arrives.

    Q: How do I know how much shelf life remains on my product when it arrives?
    A: The USDA asks each food manufacturer of meat and poultry products to print a recommended consumption date on the package. It is not a 'safety date' as you would see on a milk carton, but rather a recommended use by date. Similar to canned foods, after the consumption date has been reached, food color, texture and nutritional value may decline.

    Q: What gives HeaterMeals the extended shelf life?
    A: HeaterMeals entrées are made in a high-quality food cooking and packaging process (similar to canning) called 'retort packaging,' This process gives product an extended shelf life and simple dry storage. 'Retort' is a cooking process that uses heat and pressure to cook food a second time in its sealed package - a retort pouch.

    Q: How should I store my HeaterMeals product?
    A: To ensure maximum shelf life, please store HeaterMeals in a cool & dry, regulated (not changing drastically, like a garage does) area at temperature of 80°F or below.

    Q: How do HeaterMeals work?
    A: To heat your HeaterMeals Pouch Entrée (in HeaterMeals EX Self-Heating Entrees & HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits) simply place the pre-cooked, sealed entrée in the Food Heater Bag, pour the enclosed packet of water into the Food Heater Bag and reseal. Place the Food Heater Bag back in the box (for field use - box is not required).

    In just 10 minutes, the food heater raises the temperature of your sealed, pre-cooked entree 100°F above the starting temperature. After heating, remove the pouch entrée from the heater bag and open at tear notch. Pour onto enclosed tray and ENJOY!

    Q: How many types of HeaterMeals varieties are made, how many calories are in HeaterMeals and is there nutritional information available?
    A: HeaterMeals EX Self-Heating Entrées provide between 300 and 480 calories per entrée. A: HeaterMeals 3 Self-Heating Meal Kits provide between 1,010 and 1,165 calories per meal kit.

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