Food during the holidays can be both healthy and delicious. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist Connie Crawley these gives tips to make healthier foods a little easier: Use low-sodium and low-fat soups for casseroles. Use low-fat cheese. Serve a fresh turkey. Turkey is lean as long as it is not self-basting or fried. Cut the butter or margarine in recipes by half. Or use soft margarines or small amounts of oil in place of butter. Increase the amount of vegetables prepared as side dishes. Cut sugar by a fourth to a third in sweet potato and other recipes. The American Heart Association is promoting consumption of less sugar as well as less fat to reduce heart disease risk. Serve baked sweet potatoes instead of a sweet potato casserole. Top each with a little light margarine, brown sugar or sugar substitute and cinnamon. Cut salt in half in all your recipes or leave it out completely. Use herb shakers or fresh lemon juice in place of salt to add flavor. Cut cheese added to recipes in half. And use shredded cheese. It will look like more and go farther. Use sugar-free gelatin for desserts and salads. Use light or fat-free versions of mayonnaise, sour cream, half and half and evaporated milk. Use whole wheat bread and add nuts or cranberries to the dressing or stuffing. Every fourth cup of dressing equals a slice of bread. By adding cranberries or nuts, you add fiber and antioxidants from the cranberries and healthy fat from the nuts. Offer whole grain or whole-wheat rolls as an option. Offer lighter desserts such as fruit or a low-fat cheesecake in addition to typical holiday favorites. Make a piecrust with oil instead of shortening. You can also use oil when you make biscuits. Cut back on fats in recipes – like oil and butter – by a fourth. Make pumpkin pudding instead of pumpkin pie. Use diabetes cookbooks for recipes that are lower in sugar and calories.Remember to try these changes beforehand. Some adaptations and recipes will vary in quality.
Phyllis I. Willsey, age 73, of Brookville, Indiana died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born April 4, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Lucy (Bond) Bolser. On May 15, 1961 she was united in marriage to Alan Willsey, and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2005.She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brookville. Her greatest joy in life was her family and she cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Doug VanVliet of Brookville, Indiana; a son, Gordon Willsey of Brookville, Indiana; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther (Bob) Landers of Bright, Indiana; four brothers & five sisters-in-law, Roy W. (Gail) Bolser, Herschel (Alpha) Bolser, Gary (Kay) Bolser, Fred (Judy) Bolser and Rita Bolser all of Brookville, Indiana; as well as many nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents & husband, Alan, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda J. Schlosser who died June 2, 2011; and a brother, Ronald Bolser, who died August 25, 2012.Rev. Mike Holman pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brookville will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Willsey family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
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(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/79/4a/bennett-2019-112419-gettyjpg_1w4ftw3xng6a51pfilz113x6fu.jpg?t=-1631820346&w=500&quality=80 Yes, Michael Bennett’s odd-looking shoulder pads are abnormally small for a reason. The defensive end who now plays for the Cowboys after being traded by the Patriots earlier this season has explained on multiple occasions why he wears shoulder pads that appear designed for a player roughly 100 pounds lighter.Bennett is 6-4, 275 pounds. Yet he wears custom-made shoulder pads that resemble equipment a kicker would wear. The reasons, the 34-year-old has said, vary from range of motion to weight to speed. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ee/c1/michael-bennett-2011-112419-gettyjpg_1wgbbg4n0ipyu1rwycu9gneitd.jpg?t=-1631757394&w=500&quality=80 2013-17 (Seahawks) MORE: If Cowboys fire Jason Garrett, could he land with Giants?Bennett has been wearing kicker-like shoulder pads since his days with the Seahawks. Now in his 11th NFL season, the tiny pads have followed the three-time Pro Bowler through his time in Philadelphia last year and New England earlier this year. On Sunday, Bennett and his small shoulder pads will face the team from which he asked to be traded in October.Bennett at this point in his career is a rotational defensive lineman for the Cowboys, but he remains an effective player, as his three sacks through three games in Dallas prove. He might argue that has something to do with his unique equipment.Why are Michael Bennett’s shoulder pads so small?Bennett on multiple occasions has explained why he wears custom, kicker-like shoulder pads as a defensive end. His answers to questions about his pads, though, have varied.Below are some of the most recent examples.Speaking with Patriots media earlier this year, via NESN: “They’re like kicker shoulder pads. They’re like D-line/kicker with the way how small they are. But I’ve been using them for a while. I like them because they’re lighter. You can move your shoulder faster. It’s harder for a lineman to grab you. People hate that because when they try to grab that extra pad right there when you turn your shoulder, they just miss. It’s just skin as you’re going past them. That’s why I like wearing them. They always complain about it. They hate it.”I actually copied Osi (Umenyiora) and John Abraham. Those are my two favorite players, defensive linemen. Osi and John Abraham. I used to love the way John Abraham rushed and then how Osi used to use his hands. … I copied Justin Smith a little bit too. So, I copied what he did with his (pads) and tried to make mine like his. So, it was Justin, John and Osi. Those are the three guys I liked. I just liked the way they used their pads, so I tried to make mine something close to theirs.”Added Bennett on loosening his jersey sleeves: “I hate that it has you restricted. I don’t like anything that makes you feel restricted. Sometimes when your jersey is so tight you can’t raise your arm. I like that my jersey’s down here, and I can raise my arm and feel free.”Speaking with The New York Times in 2018: “Small pads make me a better pass rusher. I’ve got complete range of motion and I use my hands more instead of just throwing my shoulder into someone. I engage with an offensive lineman the right way — with outstretched arms.”Speaking with SB Nation in 2017: “I just like the smaller ones because it makes sure I use my hands and makes it so I can stretch my arms out all of the way. It helps pass rushers, but I don’t think it really matters too much because I know how to use my hands. It makes me make sure I use my hands and not throw my shoulder in there.”Michael Bennett shoulder pads through the years2009-12 (Buccaneers) 2019 (Patriots and Cowboys) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b8/93/michael-bennett-2014-112419-gettyjpg_sqk8kbw4dfrj1oqsk0pjc3qfc.jpg?t=-1631718794&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fb/bd/michael-bennett-2018-112419-gettyjpg_1fr8f1q5n2er115yjajccttyim.jpg?t=-1631653778&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3f/f7/michael-bennett-2016-112419-gettyjpg_1ovxmm65c2d2j1cqo7tt9y8li3.jpg?t=-1631688410&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cf/2d/michael-bennett-2019-112419-gettyjpg_707evjzs39ns110hkbbck27j0.jpg?t=-1631796474&w=500&quality=80 2018 (Eagles)