How to make it through Halloween without a sugar nightmare

Mommy Matters

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Halloween can be a frightful time. That’s the hope, at least!

But it doesn’t need to be a sugar nightmare for your kids!

Laura Buxenbaum with The Dairy Alliance has tips and tricks to make it through the spookiest time of the year as well as a few great recipes to refuel with!

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • 23 cup milk
  • 12 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 12 cup diced apple
  • 14 cup chopped pecans
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • Pinch of salt
  1. In small bowl or 12-ounce jar, combine all ingredients.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.

Frankenstein Smoothie

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 12 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 14 cup fresh parsley
  • 12 cup apples, peeled and chopped
  • 14 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  1. Peel and dice apple.
  2. Destem parsley leaves if desired.
  3. Combine all ingredients, except ice, in blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add ice and blend again until smooth and frothy.
  5. Serve in a chilled glass immediately.

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