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.

Farm to School Recipes (recipe numbers that begin with FS) were created with support from a USDA Farm to School Grant.

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?
FS027 GUACAMOLE GREEN PEA Vegetable recipes No
FS037 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS038 PEPPER SLAW Vegetable recipes No
FS054 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
FS051 SPICY SLAW Vegetable recipes No
FS058 TOMATO CUCUMBER SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS059 TUNA WITH LEMON AND DILL Fish No
FS062 WILD RICE ORANGE SALAD Grains No
SA508 BROCCOLI 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
YG004 YOGURT CHIA COMPOSITE Breakfast recipes No
YG011 VEGGIE WRAP Vegetarian No
MB430 SANDWICH COMBO SUB Sandwich recipes No
SA509 EGGS 1/4 PAN Dairy: butter, cheese, eggs, milk, yogurt No
SA510 CAULIFLOWER 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
FS063 SAUCE BUFFALO Soups, sauces and gravies No
SA110 TABOULI .75 QT BULK Grains No
SA517 CORN 5# BAG Vegetable recipes No
SA518 PEAS 1/2 TUB Vegetable recipes No
SA621 THREE BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA630 DICED TURKEY 5# Turkey No
SA690 SALAD BAR SIDE K-5 Salads No
SA691 SALAD BAR SIDE 6-8 Salads No
SA692 SALAD BAR SIDE 9-12 Salads No
SA901 SOUTH WEST QUINOA SALAD Grains No
FS098 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD PK Vegetable recipes No

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