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.
126 - 150 of 382 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
SA903 GLUTEN FREE RUBY RICE SALAD Gluten Free Yes
SD032 GRAVY CHICKEN ROUX Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
PF001 GREEK EMPANADAS Vegetarian Yes
SI802 GREEK POTATO SALAD Vegetable recipes Yes
RSF003 GREEN MAC & CHICKEN BAKE 9-12 Chicken Yes
RSF002 GREEN MAC AND CHICKEN BAKE K-8 Chicken Yes
SA504 GREEN PEPPERS 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
FS027 GUACAMOLE GREEN PEA Vegetable recipes No
FS028 HAM AND CHEESE CROISSANT Sandwich recipes Yes
FS086 HAM AND CHEESE CROISSANT PK Sandwich recipes Yes
MB001 HOT DOG BEEF Beef Yes
SA907 HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
SA410 HUMMUS 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA505 JICAMA 1/4 PAN Vegetable recipes No
FS031 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS030 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS089 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY PK Vegetarian Yes
FS046 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS Turkey Yes
FS101 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS PK Turkey Yes
PV080 LASAGNA CHEESE ELEM Vegetarian Yes
PV081 LASAGNA CHEESE SEC Vegetarian Yes
CA001 LEMON BARS Desserts, bread, cakes, cookies, pie No
FS033 LEMON GARLIC SPINACH Vegetable recipes Yes
SA900 LENTIL SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA022 LENTIL SALAD BULK Legumes and Legume Products No

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