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.

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 367 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
WF005 DRESSING, LOWFAT CREAMY Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
WF006 DRESSING, ORANGE AVOCADO Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces No
SA817 DRESSING ITAL 1/2 GAL Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD023 SAUCE SWEET N SOUR Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD024 SPICY ASIAN SAUCE Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD025 SAUCE SOY-LIME VING Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD032 GRAVY CHICKEN ROUX Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD040 SAUCE BECHAMEL Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SD041 SAUCE NACHO CHEESE Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SI100 SIDE GRAVY 1 OZ Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
SI102 TURKEY GRAVY Dressings, gravies, marinades, sauces Yes
FS059 TUNA WITH LEMON AND DILL Fish No
FS106 TUNA WITH LEMON AND DILL PK Fish No
FS114 FRUIT SIDE PK Fruits and fruit juices No
SI401 FRUIT SIDE K5 Fruits and fruit juices No
SI402 FRUIT SIDE 6-8 Fruits and fruit juices No
SI403 FRUIT SIDE 9-12 Fruits and fruit juices No
SD201 PEAR SAUCE Fruits and fruit juices Yes
MV431 SANDWICH GF TOASTED CHEESE Gluten Free Yes
SA024 GF RUBY RICE SALAD BULK Gluten Free Yes
SA903 GLUTEN FREE RUBY RICE SALAD Gluten Free Yes
B-01 MASTER MIX Grains No
FS062 WILD RICE ORANGE SALAD Grains No
FS107 WILD RICE ORANGE SALAD PK Grains No
LW007 CHEWY GRANOLA BARS Grains No

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