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 Art piece pizza This isimple, fool-proof pizza recipe from our friends at EatClub is perfect for inspiring little chefs. Get a range of toppings and set a challenge on who can make the most creative pizza art pieces. Preparation time: 50 minutes. Ingredients (Serves 2) Dough 250g self raising flour + a pinch of salt 1 tbs olive oil 150 ml water Toppings 1 small onion, chopped 2 gloves of garlic 2 chopped fresh or canned tomatoes Oil for frying Salt and pepper to taste Grated cheese (mozzarella, cheddar) Any decorative & tasty toppings (green and red peppers, olives, pineapple, mushrooms, pepperoni) Method Turn the oven on to 200'C. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until shiny over a low flame in a small frying pan. Stir in the tomatoes, season and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the tomatoes have dissolved into the sauce. Remove from the stove and blend with a hand-held blender. Return to the stove and spread on the pizza base. Cover with the cheese and any other topping of choice. Let the kids get creative and create pizza art pieces. Bake in the oven for about 18 minutes, until the dough is fully baked. 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.