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 Peanut Pancakes The Good Life Eatery are convinced that this is a healthy way to start the day. Who are we to argue with that. Could always give the vegan powder a miss. God bless America. 'Growing up in America, I didn’t know of anyone who didn't love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There was something so perfect about Silky Jif Peanut Butter and Sugary Smuckers Jam and maybe even a few slices of banana all tucked between two pieces of white toast. Long gone are those days and so began my quest to bring back classics with a healthy twist. These PBJ Pancakes are not only healthy and super easy to make, but also a balanced breakfast packed full of protein and goodness!'. Ingredients (Serves 3-4) 3 Ripe bananas 6 Organic Eggs or 125g of Egg Whites 2 tbsp Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 100g Blueberries 2 tablespoons of a Vegan Protein Powder (I recommend Vanilla Sun Warrior) 1 tsp Vanilla 1tsp Coconut Oil for frying 2 tbsp Crushed Roasted Peanuts Grade A Maple Syrup- (it’s pricey but worth it) Method Mash the bananas with a fork. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs. Add the Peanut Butter and Vanilla into the eggs and whisk through. Then add in the protein powder if you choose to. Add Egg mixture to the bananas and stir in blueberries Heat coconut oil in frying pan. Fry pancakes until each side is golden. Top with crushed peanuts and a drizzle of maple syrup. *PBJ Pancakes - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar FreeThanks to The Good Life Eatery for contributing this recipe.Photo by Royal Chill blog.