I remember when I worked in a newsroom, I'd try to pack a healthy lunch everyday. I wasn't always successful and ended up buying takeout. Try making enticing lunches for a preschooler who may or may not eat what you've packed.
This school year I've taken a new approach to lunches. I'm making them fun and unexpected. Yes, it's going to require more work that making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it will be worth it. That's what I keep telling myself. It WILL be worth it!
We have colorful bento boxes. We have sandwich molds and sushi rice molds in different shapes. I've been reading up on making creative bento meals for kids. Yes, it's a bit of a gimmick but if my son will open up his lunch and get excited about a vegetable, then it's worth the extra time and preparation.
How do you prepare fun, healthy lunches? If you have to prepare more than one lunch, please share your tips in the comments.