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.
101 - 125 of 382 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
SA817 DRESSING ITAL 1/2 GAL Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
DR007 DRESSING ITALIAN Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
DR002 DRESSING RANCH Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA812 DRESSING RANCH 1/2 GAL Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF003 DRESSING, CREAMY SESAME Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF005 DRESSING, LOWFAT CREAMY Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF006 DRESSING, ORANGE AVOCADO Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF001 DRESSING, SIMPLE BALSAMIC HERB Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF004 DRESSING, SWEET DIJON Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
FS019 EGGPLANT PARMESAN Vegetarian Yes
FS084 EGGPLANT PARMESAN PK Vegetarian Yes
MP055 EGGROLL CHICKEN ELEM Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
MP056 EGGROLL CHICKEN SEC Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
SA509 EGGS 1/4 PAN Dairy: butter, cheese, eggs, milk, yogurt No
MV032 ENCHILADA CHEESE 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
MV030 ENCHILADA CHEESE K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS020 FALL KALE AND APPLE SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS022 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE 9-12 Main dish recipes Yes
FS021 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE K-8 Main dish recipes Yes
FS085 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE PK Main dish recipes Yes
SI402 FRUIT SIDE 6-8 Fruits and fruit juices No
SI403 FRUIT SIDE 9-12 Fruits and fruit juices No
SI401 FRUIT SIDE K5 Fruits and fruit juices No
FS114 FRUIT SIDE PK Fruits and fruit juices No
SA024 GF RUBY RICE SALAD BULK Gluten Free Yes

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