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.
151 - 175 of 387 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
FS033 LEMON GARLIC SPINACH Vegetable recipes Yes
SA900 LENTIL SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA022 LENTIL SALAD BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
LW006 LISA'S BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
FS035 MACARONI AND CHEESE 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS034 MACARONI AND CHEESE K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS091 MACARONI AND CHEESE PK Vegetarian Yes
YG005 MAPLE PEACH MUFFIN Breakfast recipes No
B-01 MASTER MIX Grains No
LW008 MEAT LASAGNA Beef Yes
PM040 MEATBALLS ELE SIDE 3 Beef Yes
PM041 MEATBALLS SEC SIDE 4 Beef Yes
FS036 MEATLOAF 9-12 Beef Yes
FS069 MEATLOAF K-8 Beef Yes
FS099 MEATLOAF PK Beef Yes
SA905 MEDITERRANEAN COUSCOUS Grains No
SA120 MEDITERRANEAN COUSCOUS 1 QT Grains No
SA020 MEDITERRANEAN COUSCOUS 4 QT Grains No
FS037 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS098 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD PK Vegetable recipes No
CA002 OATMEAL COOKIES Desserts, bread, cakes, cookies, pie No
LW001 ORANGE CHICKEN Chicken Yes
FS064 PASTA FOR PICCATA 1 OZ Grains Yes
FS065 PASTA FOR PICCATA 2 OZ Grains Yes
PV005 PASTA MAC COOKED Grains Yes

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