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.
151 - 175 of 387 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
FS070 SIDE BROWN RICE 1 CUP Grains Yes
FS097 SIDE BLACK PEARL RICE PK Grains Yes
FS111 SIDE BROWN RICE 1/4 CUP PK Grains Yes
PV004 PASTA PENNE COOKED Grains Yes
PV005 PASTA MAC COOKED Grains Yes
PV006 PASTA SPAG COOKED Grains Yes
SI298 SIDE MEXICAN RICE Grains Yes
SI299 SIDE BROWN RICE 1/2 CUP Grains Yes
SI301 RICE BROWN STEAM BULK Grains Yes
SI305 SIDE THAI FRIED RICE ELEM Grains Yes
SI550 SIDE ASIAN NOODLES K8 Grains Yes
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

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