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?
FS089 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY PK Vegetarian Yes
FS090 CHICKEN KUNG PAO BOWL PK Chicken Yes
FS091 MACARONI AND CHEESE PK Vegetarian Yes
FS092 CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH PK Sandwich recipes Yes
FS093 RUBY RICE & BUTTERNUT SALAD PK Vegetable recipes Yes
FS094 QUINOA TABOULI PK Vegetarian Yes
FS095 QUINOA PATTY SANDWICH PK Vegetarian Yes
FS096 PORK GREEN CHILI BURRITO PK Pork Yes
FS097 SIDE BLACK PEARL RICE PK Grains Yes
FS098 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD PK Vegetable recipes No
FS099 MEATLOAF PK Beef Yes
FS100 SESAME NOODLES CHICKEN PK Chicken Yes
FS101 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS PK Turkey Yes
FS102 POLENTA CHEESY PK Vegetarian Yes
FS104 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS PK Legumes and Legume Products No
FS105 SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN PK Chicken Yes
FS106 TUNA WITH LEMON AND DILL PK Fish No
FS107 WILD RICE ORANGE SALAD PK Grains No
FS108 SIDE SPAGHETTI SQUASH PK Vegetable recipes Yes
FS109 SIDE BALSAMIC BEETS PK Vegetable recipes No
FS110 SIDE RADISH SLAW PK Vegetable recipes No
FS111 SIDE BROWN RICE 1/4 CUP PK Grains Yes
FS112 SIDE BISCUIT PK Desserts, bread, cakes, cookies, pie Yes
FS113 SIDE SALAD PK Vegetable recipes No
FS114 FRUIT SIDE PK Fruits and fruit juices No

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