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.
151 - 175 of 367 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
SI551 SIDE ASIAN NOODLES HS Grains Yes
SI803 DINNER ROLL 2 OZ WG Grains Yes
FS054 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
FS104 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS PK Legumes and Legume Products No
LW006 LISA'S BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA022 LENTIL SALAD BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA130 THREE BEAN SALAD 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA410 HUMMUS 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA621 THREE BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA900 LENTIL SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA907 HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
SI511 BEANS GARBANZO VEG PROTEIN HS Legumes and Legume Products No
FS018 CURRIED CHICKPEAS PK-8 Legumes and Legume Products Yes
FS067 CURRIED CHICKPEAS 9-12 Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SI501 SIDE BEANS BAKED Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SI504 SIDE BEANS REFRIED PINTO Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SI513 SIDE BLACK BEANS Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SI701 BEANS REFR PINTO SUBRECIPE Legumes and Legume Products Yes
FS021 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE K-8 Main dish recipes Yes
FS022 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE 9-12 Main dish recipes Yes
FS085 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE PK Main dish recipes Yes
ZA001 PIZZA CHEESE K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA002 PIZZA CHEESE HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA003 PIZZA CHEESE K2 16-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA011 PIZZA PEPP K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes

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