For this year, I'll echo those earlier ones but emphasize especially these two:
Stay within the food budget
Simplify/streamline the cooking
After working hard at Weight Watchers last spring/summer and then watching some of it get canceled out by fall's ... um... gluttony and "I'm-too-tired-too-cook-tonight," the hubs and I've renewed our desire to eat healthily. To make that "simple" or streamlined" means that there won't be as much experimentation. Healthy food just takes more time to prep: usually chopping veggies is the biggie. If I don't have to follow a complex recipe, then I can throw together a reasonably easy and healthy meal--and cost effective! It CAN be done.
So stay tuned for tips on doing just that: eating healthily, simply, and cost effectively. My own classes start up a week from today (my daughter went back to school today), so I know I'll get swallowed up in grad school land once again and won't be posting lots. Feel free to subscribe via the feedburner link above or in your Google reader or what have you so you won't have to check back to see if I've resurfaced briefly. I'll put up some of my new favorite recipes and tips before next week, but after that... who knows.