Bananas have a lot going for them. They aren’t too sweet, and they aren’t messy, at least before they get too ripe. Anyone keen on healthy food knows they are a staple.

The problem comes with how they are sold. Unlike apples and oranges which you can buy individually, bananas are sold in a bunch. So we often have more than we need. It doesn’t help that they ripen very fast compared to most fruits. If you aren’t too careful, they end in the trash as waste.

How can we fix this? Here is a list of creative ways to consume more bananas and to stop them from going to waste.