There is a growing consumer awareness of waste (general and specifically food) and of growing global food scarcity. Consumers may know, and care, but what they lack is a tool of change. This book is that tool. Food, Maximized will teach readers how to not waste food via everyday strategies that require an adjustment of habit and a rethinking of consumption. This handbook teaches readers how to make the most of all parts of their household food system, from shopping, portioning, refrigerator usage, expiration dates, and much more. The research is presented in a light, interesting narrative, including 20 'use-it-up' recipes, alongside interactive, prescriptive elements, such as infographics and checklists to engage readers and help them make a difference. This 'way' is simpler than you imagine!