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?
FS033 LEMON GARLIC SPINACH Vegetable recipes Yes
FS034 MACARONI AND CHEESE K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS035 MACARONI AND CHEESE 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS036 MEATLOAF 9-12 Beef Yes
FS037 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS038 PEPPER SLAW Vegetable recipes No
FS039 PORK GREEN CHILI Pork Yes
FS040 CHOWDER, POTATO, CORN, CAULI Soups, sauces and gravies Yes
FS041 PORK GREEN CHILI BURRITO Pork Yes
FS042 QUINOA PATTY SANDWICH Vegetarian Yes
FS043 QUINOA TABOULI Vegetarian Yes
FS044 RUBY RICE & BUTTERNUT SALAD Vegetable recipes Yes
FS045 CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH Sandwich recipes Yes
FS046 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS Turkey Yes
FS047 SESAME NOODLES CHICKEN K-8 Chicken Yes
FS048 SIDE BLACK PEARL RICE 1/2 CUP Grains Yes
FS049 SIDE BLACK PEARL RICE 1 CUP Grains Yes
FS050 POLENTA CHEESY Vegetarian Yes
FS051 SPICY SLAW Vegetable recipes No
FS052 SWEET CHILI TOFU PK-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS053 SWEET CHILI TOFU 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS054 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
FS055 SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN Chicken Yes
FS056 THAI TOFU CURRY PK-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS057 THAI TOFU CURRY 9-12 Vegetarian Yes

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