Long Weekend of Vegetables

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Long weekends in spring are an ideal time to be outside, which can translate to eating favorite but not the healthiest foods reserved for gatherings . Even though the programs we train cook inside, they can gather some inspiration for healthier alternatives to staple picnic foods. 

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Try our recipes for Healthy Yogurt Ranch Dressing. Yogurt Whipped Cream, Homemade BBQ sauce, Herbed Potato salad and Cabbage and Carrot Slaw


Yogurt Whipped Cream

Yield:  8 cups or 2 quarts

2 cups heavy whipping cream
6 to 8 tbsp sugar, or to taste
4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup plain Greek yogurt

Put the heavy cream and the mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 or 10 minutes before whipping the cream. (This will help to whip the cream.)  In the mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream with sugar until hard peaks form.  Mix in the vanilla.  Stir in the Greek yogurt, gently, until combined.  Keep chilled and covered until ready to serve.

Can be served as icing for a cake, or on the side of a cake or fruit dessert just like whipped cream.