Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sullivan University chefs develop healthy Derby recipes for Louisville schools

During the week of May 2, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) celebrated the 137th Kentucky Derby with nutritious versions of traditional Kentucky dishes as part of Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative. Sullivan University chef instructors Cynthia Chandler and Katie Payne developed four recipes for light versions of popular regional foods, and JCPS students enjoyed the meals while learning about healthy eating habits.

The dishes developed for the JCPS were Derby Burgoo, Spring Fruit with yogurt mint sauce, Pimento Cheese and Country Ham Accent Wraps and Chocolate Mint Brownies. Some of the modifications used to make these items healthier included using apple sauce to sweeten the brownies, including extra vegetables and lean meats in the burgoo and using whole grain tortillas and canola mayonnaise in the wraps.