Football season is here. Whether you are tailgating at the game or hosting a game day party at home, following a few easy tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension can ensure you have a fun, healthy game day.Some popular game day party foods are more nutritious than others. While it is OK to incorporate a few of your favorite cheesy dips or sweet desserts into the menu, you should also choose vegetable, fruit and whole-grain dishes that contain a variety of nutrients. Salsa, guacamole, chili, soup containing vegetables, pasta salad with vegetables, or broccoli salad made with low-fat mayonnaise or yogurt offer a variety of vitamins and minerals that are not found in queso dip.If making queso dip is non-negotiable, serve it with vegetables, such as sliced bell peppers, broccoli or carrot sticks, to increase the nutrient content. Vegetables also contain fiber, which will fill you up and keep you from grazing throughout the entire game. In addition, avocados are a great source of healthy fats.For dishes that include grains, choose whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread or buns, whole-grain corn, or whole-wheat tortillas or tortilla chips, and brown rice. Whole grains offer more vitamins, minerals and fiber than refined grains and are an easy way to improve the nutritional quality of your dishes.Use low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream and mayonnaise. Many popular game day dishes, such as nachos, dips, chili, baked potatoes and deviled eggs, are topped with sour cream as a condiment or include mayonnaise as an ingredient. Low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt is lower in saturated fat and higher in protein than regular sour cream and mayonnaise, but it has a similar taste and texture when incorporated into dishes. This makes it easy for you to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite dishes.Use white meats, such as chicken or turkey, instead of beef and pork. Make your favorite chili with ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef. Put a spin on your game day menu and make a less traditional white chili with chicken. Instead of meatballs made with ground beef, use ground chicken or turkey and incorporate lots of herbs and spices to provide flavor. You can even incorporate seafood into your menu with fish or shrimp tacos. Just make sure to grill, bake or broil the seafood instead of frying it.Buffalo-flavored anything is always a hit at any game day party. Instead of buffalo dips containing high amounts of saturated fat from cheese or cream cheese, serve buffalo hummus dip instead. Hummus, which is made with garbanzo beans (commonly called “chickpeas”), is low in saturated fat and contains fiber, protein and many vitamins and minerals.To make buffalo hummus, add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of hot sauce (based on how spicy you want your dip) to a basic hummus recipe. Pair the dip with celery or baked pita chips for a delicious, healthy game day snack.Salty and sweet snacks make for a popular flavor combination. Try a snack mix with pretzels, nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries or other fruit, and maybe a few dark chocolate chips for a delicious snack containing healthy fats and protein. Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? Add popcorn for a great crunch with lots of fiber and few calories.Follow food safety recommendations to ensure everyone leaves your party happy and healthy.It is common to leave food on the counter for extended periods of time so that people can snack during the game. To ensure that food remains at safe temperatures, keep cold-perishable foods in the refrigerator until right before the party. Do not leave them at room temperature for more than two hours. Keep hot-perishable foods warm at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher on the stove or in a slow cooker. If you’re tailgating away from home, keep cold-perishable foods in a cooler with ice.These tips may mean a little extra planning, but they’ll keep you and your guests safe and healthy so that you can enjoy many more game days.
The result leaves Bruce’s men firmly rooted in the bottom three and with the small matter of a trip to Manchester City to come next Saturday. Bruce could well be able to call on new signings Aaron Lennon and Dame N’Doye for the trip to the Etihad Stadium after confirming fees have been agreed with their respective clubs. And he will also bank on the input of new coach Mike Phelan whose move to the KC Stadium is expected to be confirmed on Monday. Bruce admitted: “This is where you earn your money and now it is my job to try to lift the people who are a bit shell-shocked, to wake them up a bit because we are in serious trouble. “We have to find the bit of form that the big players showed for us last year and bring that form back – that is the challenge ahead of us and we will go to Manchester City and try to do that.” Press Association Newcastle head coach John Carver is convinced Remy Cabella is the right man to spur his side towards a top 10 finish in the Barclays Premier League. The French midfielder opened his Magpies account with the first goal in their 3-0 win at Hull on Saturday in Carver’s first game in permanent charge. Second half strikes from Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran sealed a win for the visitors and left Steve Bruce’s Tigers facing a desperate battle to beat the drop. Carver said: “Remy’s individual performance was great and we all know how important it is to get your first goal in the Premier League. “I told him he has the ability to start producing something and I’m so pleased he has chipped in because he makes that a regular occurrence on the training ground. “I think there is still a lot more to come from him – there will be times when he has a bad day but he has come from another league and he can still get stronger and fitter.” Cabella took advantage of a dreadful error from Hull defender Andy Robertson to put his side in front after a first 40 minutes the home side largely controlled. Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies both missed good chances before Cabella seized on a loose ball to advance towards the box and unleash an unstoppable opener past Allan McGregor. Hull briefly thought they had equalised when Ahmed Elmohamady bundled home a Gaston Ramirez free-kick only for replays to show he had blatantly punched the ball into the net. Despite the Egyptian’s protestations he was booked for his actions but Hull boss Bruce conceding justice had been done. Ameobi let fly from long range to extend Newcastle’s lead five minutes in the second half, and Gouffran wrapped up a thoroughly convincing win for the Magpies late on.
The Affordable Care Act stipulates that health insurance provided by employers must include birth control as a preventative service at no cost. The Trump administration sought to expand the moral and religious exemptions to that mandate. This is the third time the high court has ruled on the issue. The Supreme Court ruled that civil courts cannot be involved in employment discrimination suits brought against religious organizations where the employee served a religious function. The decision expands upon a ruling from 2012, in which the court said that religious organizations are granted a “ministerial exception” from employment discrimination lawsuits. BREAKING: #SCOTUS decided against reproductive freedom today in 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱 𝘷. 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘴𝘺𝘭𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘢. They ruled that virtually any employer can deny their employees health insurance coverage of birth control just because they have personal objections. #HandsOffMyBC pic.twitter.com/YxePn1zrPO— NARAL (@NARAL) July 8, 2020 (Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court is backing a Trump Administration plan to help companies deny giving their workers free birth control.The seven-to-two ruling means up to 126-thousand women in this country may lose birth control coverage. The High Court ruled publicly-traded companies and large universities could claim a religious objection to providing the coverage. Even those without a moral objection are now exempt from the requirement. The ruling helps President Trump deliver on a campaign promise to roll back coverage provided in Obamacare. Breaking: SCOTUS rules employers can opt out of Obamacare birth control mandate | Just The News https://t.co/sgJnsMUNHa— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) July 8, 2020
Nigeria kicked off their Confederations Cup campaign with a predictably facile 6-1 victory over a game but painfully limited Tahiti side.Nnamdi Oduamadi helped himself to a hat-trick, Uwa Echiejile struck twice with two deflected efforts, while Jonathan Tehau also put through his own net.The latter also struck at the right end, with a towering header, but despite their best efforts, the OFC Nations Cup champions could have lost by a lot more, with their opponents having spurned numerous one-on-ones by rather disrespectfully trying to walk the ball into the net.With Tahiti having arrived in Brazil boasting just one full-time professional player, it was always expected that they would be on the receiving end of some heavy beatings.Unsurprising then, that the neutrals in attendance were very much behind the side from the South Pacific, cheering every early touch and greeting the first shot of the game, from Vincent Simon, like a goal.Their sympathy for the side from the South Pacific only intensified after watching the desperately unfortunate way in which they fell behind. Not only did a speculative strike from Echiejile take two deflections on its way past a helpless Xavier Samin, the ball had only arrived at the feet of the Nigeria full-back because Joel Aguilar had got in the way of an attempted Tahitian clearance. Nigeria’s second goal, which arrived just five minutes later, was only less calamitous, with Heimano Bourebare, under no pressure at all, passing the ball straight to Ahmed Musa deep inside his own half. The CSKA Moscow ace immediately fed Oduamadi, who cut inside Teheivarii Ludivon before coolly slotting the ball high past Samin.Tahiti gifted their opponents another goal on 27 minutes, with poor Samin spilling the most routine of low crosses at the feet of Oduamadi, leaving the forward with a two-yard tap-in.Nigeria could have added further goals before the break, with Anthony Ujah and Sunday Mba both guilty of butchering one-on-ones. However, Tahiti really should have got off the mark on 43 minutes but the lively Steevy Chong Hue, who tormented the Nigerian back four with his pace and quick feet every time he got on the ball, wastefully headed wide from a most inviting cross from Ricky Aitamai.Nigeria continued to squander gilt-edged opportunities after the restart, with Musa firing wide with the goal at his mercy, and their profligacy was finally punished – much to the delight of a now partisan crowd – when Jonathan Tehau rose majestically above Efe Ambrose at the back post to head home a Marama Vahirua corner.Unfortunately for the two men involved in arguably the most famous goal in the history of Tahitian football history, they were also both involved in their side falling three goals behind once again on 68 minutes, with Tehau putting through his own goal, after Vahirua had turned the ball over in midfield before then deflecting a cross goalwards as he tried to make amends for his error. There was to be no sensational comeback, though, because Aide Ideye came off the bench to set up Oduamadi for his hat-trick goal, leaving the forward with the simplest of finishes with a low cross, before Echiejile got his name on the scoresheet for certain with a low strike from eight yards out.