FoodMaking food go further Food is a popular way many of us socialise and we spend a good amount of time and money on it. Yet 15 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses. Half of this is from our homes alone, costing £470 per household per year. You can help stop edible food from ending up in the bin. Tuck into the feast of events, blogs and recipes here and see how easy it is to make the most of your food, and save some money. 3 things you can do today Plan ahead. Take a moment to think about the week ahead - when will you be eating at home? Try and plan a couple of meals ahead, make a list of what you need to buy and only buy what you need. Freeze it. If you cook too much or forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later. Eat your leftovers. If you cook too much or can't finish a meal, pack it for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a doggy bag. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. Home Do something Top tips Recipes Blog Ideas bank Collaborate Food Delicious chicken hash in a flash We can’t think of a better way to polish up leftovers from a roast than this quick and simple hash. Think Bubble and Squeak crossed with a burger. Delicious! Preparation time: 10 Minutes. Cooking time: 20 Minutes. Ingredients (Serves 4) 750g mixed vegetables e.g. roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, sprouts etc. 4 dollops* Hellmann’s real mayonnaise 150g cooked chicken 1 egg 1 tablespoon oil 1 dollop is a level tablespoon of Hellmann’s mayonnaise (15ml) Method Chop the vegetables together with the leftover chicken. Mix the mayonnaise and egg together, then use to bind together the vegetables and chicken. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, fill with mixture, level off with a spoon. Fry over a moderate heat for 5 minutes. Then cook the top by placing the pan under a hot grill until golden brown, then pour out onto a serving dish. Great served with a side salad. Each serving contains Energy 1315kJ/ 315kcal 16%* Fat 19.1g 27%* Saturates 2.3g 11%* Sugars 7.9g 9%* Salt 0.4g 7%* *% of reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).