Veggies! Cheaper than meat and make the main dish stretch.
What types of meals are you cooking?
When I make spaghetti for 6 I only use 1lb of meat and two lbs of pasta and that's enough for leftovers. Serve it with a side of veggies or a salad and it goes much further.
I lift my eyes unto the hills, Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, The Maker of Heaven and Earth. And I'll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands, For You are who You are no matter where I am, And every tear I've cried You hold in Your hand, You never left my side and though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm