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. HomeDo somethingTop tipsRecipesBlogIdeas bankCollaborate Food Pasta bolognese When preparing this dish in her classes, EatClub Ruth loves seeing kids and teens gobble down vegetables without complaint. For fuzzy eaters, be sure to chop veg finely. Preparation time: 25 minutes. Ingredients (Serves 3-4) 3tbs of oil for frying (olive oil) 1 small onion + 2 garlic cloves - chopped 2 carrots - peeled and chopped A handful of frozen peas (optional) 100g of ground beef 1/2 can of tomatoes or 2 fresh tomatoes 80-100g dry pasta per person Salt and pepper to taste Grated hard cheese (optional) Method Fry the onion in the oil over a low flame in a medium size pan. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the beef to the pan and fry until cooked through and brown. Stir in the tomatoes, carrots and peas (if using) flavour with salt and pepper, cover and continue cooking over a low flame for 15 minutes until the carrots are soft. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta in boiling water according the instructions on the packet. Drain when ready and add a spoonful of oil. When the sauce is ready, combine with the pasta and serve. Sprinkle with cheese if using. With thanks to EatClub for providing the recipe. About EatClub EatClub reconnects young people with the positive, healthy and pleasurable aspects of cooking and eating improving health and wellbeing.