Just a Girl had a list of links and one of them that I checked out was this great blog...
the goal: HEALTHIER lunches for your kiddos... the kind that they will actually eat, mind you.
why it works: We all know that toddlers/preschoolers tend to be grazers. They love to snack rather than sit down for a giant meal (at least that's how my 2 older girls are)... so, to me, this idea meets that preference and at the same time fills their bellies w/healthy attractive meals that will keep them fueled through their busy days. I'm no pro yet. I don't have fancy egg shapers or anything like that, but I finally remembered to take a picture of one (I bought the gladware disposable divided containers and they fit PERFECTLY in older daughter's lunch box)...
what's for lunch for her today?
~1 boiled egg (she would eat her weight in these if she could)
~1 slice of american cheese (it's under the juice box... usually we have string cheese, but momma needs to pick that up at the store)
~1 apple juice box
~2 big cut up strawberries (she's picky w/fruit, so we will see how this goes
~a handful of whales crackers (whales are Target's version of goldfish)
my other lunch tip... oldest daughter loves to get a 'special note' in her lunch each day (sometimes I have trouble thinking of something)... but to multi-task, I buy colored beverage napkins (you can usually find fun ones on clearance at Target) and write the note on the napkin w/different colored sharpies... fun!