No-Bake Fall Treat Recipes from Retirement Communities in Ohio
No cooking? No problem!
It can be fun to experiment with new recipes incorporating fall flavors as the weather cools down. All of our Ohio senior retirement communities provide amazing dining services, which are designed to meet the dietary needs of our residents. If you or your loved one would like to experiment with your own recipes this season, we wanted to give you some ideas to try out. The best news is that none of these recipes involve any cooking whatsoever!
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
While mousse can be rich and indulgent, the Greek yogurt makes this delicious treat light and refreshing! If you want a simple way to enjoy fall dessert, consider giving this pumpkin cheesecake mousse recipe from Flavour and Savour a try. We think you or a loved one will love it. The ingredients in this dessert are:
Reduced fat cream cheese
Pure maple syrup
Plain Greek yogurt
To make it, first cut the room temperature cream cheese into cubes, then add it to a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Then, add the maple syrup, spices, canned pumpkin and Greek yogurt. Keep mixing it until smooth. In a separate bowl using a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture with a spatula. Chill the mousse until set, then enjoy!
This next no-bake recipe from Baking Beauty, pumpkin fudge, is perfect for you or a loved one who enjoys graham cracker crust desserts! While pumpkin pie may be the classic dessert of choice around the fall holidays, this easy fudge delivers all the same flavors with none of the hassle. Here’s what you’ll need for this scrumptious and decadent treat:
Graham cracker crumbs
White chocolate chips
You’ll need a 9×9 pan for this recipe. First, cover your pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into the pan to make the crust. Then in a pot stir sugar, milk, butter, and spices over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly as you bring it to a boil. Remove the pot from heat, then add in marshmallow creme, white chocolate chips, vanilla, and pumpkin and stir until smooth. Pour fudge mixture over graham cracker crust. Use a spatula to smooth the mixture. Optionally, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and gently press down on the top. Cover and refrigerate the fudge until it is set.
Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip
The above recipe ideas were definitely simple, but this one is easiest of all and can be made in mere minutes! Just because this pumpkin gingersnap dip only has three ingredients, it doesn’t make it any less addictive when you bring it to your fall gatherings. Here are the only three ingredients you’ll need:
Canned pumpkin puree
Vanilla JELLO pudding mix
Pumpkin pie spice
The only thing to do for this recipe is mix the three ingredients together into a bowl and you’re done! Enjoy this dip cold with your choice of ginger snaps, graham crackers, pretzels, or apple slices.
Our teams at our Ohio Retirement Communities understand the importance of providing healthy and delicious food options for our residents. Still there is definitely a time and place for the occasional fall treat with friends and family. While you can rest assured that you or a loved one have all their culinary needs met while staying here, we hope these no-bake fall dessert ideas give you something fun to try on your own.
While our physical health is strengthened by a healthy diet and regular exercise, it's important to take care of our mental health, too! We prioritize our residents' mental wellbeing by encouraging a variety of mindfulness practices. One of these practices, meditation, is a powerful strategy that can lower stress levels and even alleviate physical pain.
We want each of our residents to always feel safe, supported, and happy, and that starts with cultivating social and emotional wellbeing. If you're interested in creating a mindful meditation routine for yourself or your loved one this winter, take a look at these meditation tips from our sister community in Fountain Valley, California: ow.ly/m0sc50QFoVq
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