I've been most successful in the past by planning dinners first. Make enough and you can have lunches ready to go for the next day!
As a working mom, I don't have nearly the amount of time that'd I would like to sift through magazines and cookbooks for new ideas. So when a friend told me about The Six O'Clock Scramble, it sounded like just the thing I needed. Aviva will email you a newsletter every week with 5 dinners that are easy to prepare and healthy. My ONLY gripe is that most of the dinners will provide you with your "red" and "green" servings for the day. Not a lot of color variety, so that's where the other meals and snacks will be filling in.
For this week we have the following:
Tuesday: Chili con Barley, Garlic Cheese Bread, Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp with Cheesy Grits, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday: Gnocchi with Artichokes and Sun-dried Tomatoes, Steamed Squash
From there, Pebbles and I went grocery shopping and picked up:
YoBaby Blueberry Yogurt
Whole & Skim Milk
So just looking, we have reds, greens, blues, oranges, yellows! I'm a little concerned that we're heavy on the fruit and light on veggies, but we'll see how the week goes.