We tend to overeat under stress and it increases our food budget. Nothing is more stressful than looking for a job. Yesterday, I purchased food for a couple of weeks and put the food portions in plastic containers and stuck them in the freezer. This keeps us from feeling like its OK to eat the entire recipe. Especially since there are only two of us and at times I have made enough food for our three kids and ourselves. There are very expensive plastic containers but I found that the Publix brand works great. The plastic containers are much better than they use to be tomato sauce and grease actually comes off the new plastic containers.
Saving Money on Food