So I have not done well meal planning on my own. I decided to try E-Mealz. For $1.25 per week they plan 5 dinners for you with a detailed shopping list.
I will be able to use the left overs for the other 2 meals and/or my lunches. The cost of the food for 2 people is aproximately $40 per week. I will see how it goes and update in January