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.
251 - 275 of 387 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
SO050 SOUP POTATO CHEDDAR Soup recipes Yes
SO055 SOUP YAM POBLANO Soup recipes Yes
SO080 SOUP CREAMY TOMATO BASIL Soup recipes Yes
YG002 BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP Soup recipes Yes
YG008 CURRY TURKEY STEW Soup recipes Yes
FS001 ASIAN BEEF SAUCE Soups, sauces and gravies No
FS023 SAUCE BERRY Soups, sauces and gravies No
FS063 SAUCE BUFFALO Soups, sauces and gravies No
FS040 CHOWDER, POTATO, CORN, CAULI Soups, sauces and gravies Yes
SI703 ROASTED GARLIC Spices, seasonings, flavorings, leavening agents Yes
SA630 DICED TURKEY 5# Turkey No
FS024 SIDE TURKEY SAUS PATTY PK-8 Turkey Yes
FS025 SIDE TURKEY SAUS PATTY 9-12 Turkey Yes
FS046 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS Turkey Yes
FS101 KOREAN TURKEY SLIDERS PK Turkey Yes
MP050 TURKEY ROAST METHOD Turkey Yes
MP089 TURKEY SEC Turkey Yes
MP090 TURKEY ELEM Turkey Yes
FS007 BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS017 CORN SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS020 FALL KALE AND APPLE SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS027 GUACAMOLE GREEN PEA Vegetable recipes No
FS037 MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD Vegetable recipes No
FS038 PEPPER SLAW Vegetable recipes No
FS051 SPICY SLAW Vegetable recipes No

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