1st off, shred your own carrots or people won't like the texture. 2nd - if you love you your own dressing made with Miracle Whip, you likely won't like a plain vanilla yogurt dressing. Try making a mini-version of this recipe first and taste it. if you hate the dressing, try making your own tradtional dressing but do it half & half with Greek yogurt instead of the vanilla yogurt. Greek Yogurt is thicker and has no added flavors or sweetners. I use half greek yogurt, half Mayo but then I add 1/4 cup of apple juice concentrate and half a packet of Good Seasonings Dry Dressing mix for tang - people love it. I stick with the Shredded carrots, chredded apple plus chopped raisins with the only difference being I add some slivered almonds. I know changing the dressing changes the entire recipe but people can be very particular about their Carrot Raisin salad!