Approximately 40 percent of the food sold or prepared in the United States ends up in the waste stream. Not only is that filling up landfills, it's also money out the door for the average American household. To help prevent food and money waste, think creatively about the food that's about to go bad in your home. For fresh herbs, chop them finely and freeze them in airtight containers or bags. They can be added to dinners and soups when you need them. Fresh fruit can be peeled, diced and frozen; fill freezer bags with frozen fruit combinations and use them to make easy smoothies in the morning. And slices of bread can be made into breadcrumbs or used to make bread pudding.