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Don't Let the Lazy Days of Summer "Weigh" You Down

Try these delicious recipes as alternatives to costly junk food

Story by Belle Norton | Web Editor/Reporter

Summer 2019 is the summer to stay in shape. It is really easy to get lazy over summer break, and fast food seems like a simple solution. But it is not good for you or your wallet.

“It’s good to eat healthy, that way I can stay slim but still feel full,” sophomore Hunter McAllister said.

Instead of grabbing the chips and Ramen noodles everyday, maybe incorporate these healthier snacks into the daily diet.

Start eating more fruit with this simple dip that is easy to make.(thisweekfordinner.com)


8 oz cream cheese

1 seven ounce jar marshmallow fluff

Juice from an orange (Or use limes for a tangier flavor)


Take cream cheese out of fridge and let soften. (When it’s softer it blends easier)

When the cream cheese is soft enough to blend, add the fluff and orange juice and mix well.

Serve with fruit, strawberries and green grapes are recommended.

For something a bit more savory, try these avocado cups with pomegranate salsa verde. (bonappetit.com)


¼ cup chopped cilantro

¼ cup chopped mint

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pomegranate seeds

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemon peel

Kosher salt

4 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed

Flaky sea salt (for serving)


Mix cilantro, mint, oil, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, and preserved lemon peel in a small bowl.

Season dressing with salt.

Spoon over and into avocados.

Sprinkle with sea salt.

Finally, during a long hot summer day, try out this Razzle-Dazzle smoothie.



1/2 cup low-fat milk

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

2 cup frozen raspberries

2 bananas, peeled and cut into pieces


In blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.

To make a smoothie bowl: Make Razzle-Dazzle Smoothie and transfer to bowls. Top with kiwi slices, coconut flakes, and raspberries.

“Don’t be scared to get out of the house and try something new,” freshman Gabrielle Lancaster said. There are plenty of things to do around McKinney to stay fit. Go to a gym like the Apex Centre or go swimming at a local pool. Also, go enjoy nature and go on a hike at Erwin Park on the 10 miles of trail.

“I’m working out in Performance Course this summer. You get to stay on a good routine because as soon as you get lazy, the laziness will become the routine,” freshman Trey Davis said.

For students going into sixth-twelfth grades they can join Performance Course. The course is a good idea for current and future Boyd athletes to stay fit and work on their strength.

Stay fit this summer, but enjoy it too. Summer is short, so take it one day at a time.

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