Debt-free holidays: Six easy ways to save on food costs

a Thanksgiving feast
a Thanksgiving feast

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. It can also be a stressful time of year for those of us trying to keep our spending under control. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are going to spend more this year than we did last year on our holiday expenditures -- almost $689 per person, a bit more than last year's $681.83.

To help you navigate through the season with your wallet and your sanity intact, WalletPop has consulted with our own expert team as well as experts in all things holiday. From food to entertaining to travel and more, we've got a bevy of tips and advice for keeping costs under control. Let's get started with one of our biggest budget busters: food.