Recipes

Welcome to The Lunch Box recipe database. Many of these kitchen- and kid-tested recipes come to us courtesy of Boulder Valley School District where the chef and production teams have been refining their scratch cook recipes and expanding kids’ palates over the last seven years.

How to Use

  • Each recipe has been analyzed for the USDA meal components; that information can be found on the “Food Groups/Meal Patterns” tab.
  • From each recipe page you can scale the recipe, save it as either a pdf or Excel file to your computer, and view and save the nutrient analysis and the costing (which is based on Boulder’s current procurement).
  • To scale the recipe, change the “Standard Yield” number and click the “Scale” button. To return to the default standard batch size, click the “Reset” button.
  • Ingredient yield factors, where applicable, can be found at the top of the Recipe Instructions tab in “Pre-Preparation Instruction” fields where applicable.
  • The recipes are offered in their tested batch sizes. Although they are regularly used for meal counts in excess of 2,000, we recommend scaling batch sizes to be compatible with your equipment. Since seasonings are particularly affected by increased scaling, we suggest taste testing as you increase quantities.
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Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
SI663 SIDE RADISH SLAW Vegetable recipes No
SA520 RADISHES Vegetable recipes No
WF005 DRESSING, LOWFAT CREAMY Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA503 CUCUMBER 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
SI111 SIDE PICO DE GALLO Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA410 HUMMUS 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
WF006 DRESSING, ORANGE AVOCADO Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF001 DRESSING, SIMPLE BALSAMIC HERB Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
FS007 BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD Vegetable recipes No
DR001 DRESSING BALSAMIC Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
DR004 DRESSING CAESAR Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
DR005 DRESSING HONEY MSTRD Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
DR006 DRESSING GRN GODDESS Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA900 LENTIL SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
WF004 DRESSING, SWEET DIJON Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA504 GREEN PEPPERS 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
SA506 RED PEPPERS 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
B-01 MASTER MIX Grains No
WF003 DRESSING, CREAMY SESAME Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SD051 SAUCE POBLANO CREAM Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
FS001 ASIAN BEEF SAUCE Soups, sauces and gravies No
FS023 SAUCE BERRY Soups, sauces and gravies No
FS027 GUACAMOLE GREEN PEA Vegetable recipes No
FS037 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS038 PEPPER SLAW Vegetable recipes No

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