Eat for a Stronger, Healthier You

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Do you feel confused by all of the things you hear about healthy eating? It can be difficult to sort through all of the different information. Eating healthy is about making smart choices. The American Heart Association has lots of good resources available to help you learn how to do just that. Food should give you energy but not weigh you down. We recommend that you enjoy a variety of foods from all of the food groups while limiting the non-nutritious and higher calorie drinks, sweets, and highly processed foods. There are many different fruits and vegetables that can help you get the nutrients you need while tasting delicious. Try and eat a variety of them and you can purchase them fresh, frozen or canned. If buying them fresh, we recommend you buy them when they are in season to help reduce the cost. Also, remember that there are a variety of different cooking methods to use when preparing these delicious meals.

Join us today for our monthly “Extension At Home” series. The first workshop will be on Thursday, January 5th at 11 a.m. and will focus on physical activity. This workshop “A Body in Motion” will help you learn how to keep your body moving whether at home or at a fitness facility. Use these movements in order to keep your New Year’s Resolutions moving and improve your overall functional fitness! Register online.

Try the following recipe courtesy of the West Virginia Extension. For more information on Food for Thought programs, check us out online at Facebook or email

Mushroom Freezer Breakfast Burritos

2 Tbsp oil

½ white onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups mushrooms, chopped

4 cups loosely packed spinach, chopped

¼ tsp salt

8 large eggs

3 Tbsp milk

Salt and pepper to taste

4 large whole wheat tortillas

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp goat cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil to pan. Add the onion, garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are golden brown (about 3-4 minutes). Flip the mushrooms, so the other side can cook. Place the spinach in the pan and cook until it’s wilted or about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and stir all the veggies together. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat another large skillet over medium heat. Spray the skillet with cooking spray and add egg mixtures. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the eggs have set. Remove from heat. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds. Lay out the tortillas on four separate pieces on aluminum foil and spread one and a half tablespoon of goat cheese on each tortilla. Evenly distribute the roasted vegetables and scrambled eggs among the four tortillas. Roll each one up in the foil and place in a freezer bag. Freeze. When ready to eat from the freezer, microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated throughout.