For me, making lunch box for my girl used to be saving money. But now it is to ensure that she gets a healthy and balance meal. She used to envy her classmates who get to eat in the cafeteria, but now she loves bringing her lunch box to school as her classmates would come and check on her lunch box (they are curious) and say things like it looks good, it smells great, oh are you eating spring rolls, that's the best thing ever, some even want to exchange her lunch box. She gets compliments on her lunch box and I guess that changed her attitude towards it. I do let her eat in the cafeteria when they are serving special meal such as Thanksgiving meal and Christmas special.
From now on, I will only share creative lunch boxes that I make on the morning of her school day when I don't have leftover. That's when it will be the most challenge for me as I will have to think of something to make by using what I have in my pantry and refrigerator.