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 Ilana’s banana peel smoothie This recipe comes from Ilana Taub of Snact. Did you know that banana peel is edible? Not many people do, because we’re just used to throwing it out. Snact’s mission is to create more taste and less waste. We buy ugly and unwanted fruit from British farmers and packhouses to tackle food waste, and make wholesome food waste-fighting snacks, wrapped in home compostable packaging to reduce plastic waste too. We recently launched a new range of products based on surplus bananas. 1.4 million bananas go to waste in the UK every single day - we think that's bananas! Our banana bars are packed with all the nutrition of flawless fruit, with added veg, seeds, nuts and superfoods. If, like us, you’re bananas about bananas, try this recipe that uses the whole fruit with the peel. Ingredients (serves 1-2) 2 organic bananas, unpeeled 2 apples, unpeeled 0.5 - 1l milk or dairy-free alternative Handful (1/3-1/2 cup) almonds (optional) 1 tsp cinnamon Method Wash the fruit thoroughly. Core the apples and cut off the ends on both sides of the bananas. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding as much milk as you want for desired thickness. If you want to waste even less, simmer the apple cores with some cloves, a cinnamon stick, and a dash of sugar or sweetener of choice for a light spiced apple tea. You can add banana peel to any smoothie, so why not try adding some to your favourite recipe? The recipe is part of the Taste Not Waste collection from Hubbub, Pop Brixton and Museum of London.