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Healthy Dessert Recipes

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

It's no secret that sweet treats abound during the holidays. I encourage you to avoid overindulging. Also, here are a couple of healthier dessert recipes you can try.

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My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/21/2014

Learn more about Dr. Julian Whitaker’s healthy salad recipe, and how he recommends it in order to promote overall health with heart-healthy ingredients.

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Prevent Cancer and Protect Your Heart with Tomatoes

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Tomatoes contain the potent antioxidant lycopene that helps to neutralize harmful free radicals. Studies have shown eating foods rich in lycopene protects against lung, breast, and prostate cancers. One delicious, easy way to eat tomatoes is in salad caprese.

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

We’ve all had the experience of getting to the end of a long, busy day when we realize we have no idea what we’re going to make for dinner. Before you succumb to  take-out, here are five dinners you can make with what you have on hand.

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Salad: Mix and Match Style

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We all know that salads can be a heathy meal, filled with health-boosting antioxidants. But let’s face it, the boring staples—lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes—will only pique your taste buds for so long. Instead, try experimenting by making salads “mix and match” style. 

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BBQ Chicken That's Easy to Make--and Guilt-Free!

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Nothing says down-home cookin’ like barbecued chicken. While heating up the “barbie” and grilling outdoors is a great way to prepare chicken, here’s an easy, oven-baked version of a perennial favorite that you can prepare indoors in case of bad weather or at any time of the year.

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Healthy Grilling: Chipotle Burgers

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

On Monday, I shared some safe grilling secrets for meals that are free of carcinogens. Today, as promised, I want to share an easy, delicious, and healthy recipe you can cook up on the barbeque.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Grilled Vegetables

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This weekend is Memorial Day, which means that many of us are going to be hosting or attending barbecues—events that can make diabetes management difficult. While everyone else is gobbling down carbohydrate-filled chips and other snacks, I recommend that you make yourself an appetizer of grilled vegetables.

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Mother's Day Recipe: Eggs Florentine

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which means nearly every restaurant that serves brunch will be packed to the gills. In addition to being busy, many of these restaurants will be serving up fare that’s loaded with more fat, salt, carbohydrates, and calories than most people should eat in a day—never mind a single meal.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Fiesta Scramble

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you have the right foods on your breakfast table, you’ll feel alert, focused, and satiated until lunch. But load up on sugary cereals or other quick-burning carbohydrates and your blood sugar will skyrocket and you’ll run out of steam mid-morning.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Raspberry-Lemon Delight

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” There’s no question about it, we have a collective sweet tooth.This sugar habit is wreaking havoc on our hips and waistlines, blood pressures, and our blood sugar levels!

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Recipes for Diabetes: Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A light, healthy change from the usual barbeque fare, these kebabs are low calorie and low fat, but high in flavor and nutrition! You can find this and other delicious recipes for diabetes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook

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Recipes for Diabetes: Mandarin Salad

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This salad is chock-full of great, vegetable-based fiber to help balance blood sugar levels. And the sesame oil and citrus lend a spicy tang to satisfy your taste buds. 

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Recipes for Diabetes: Tapas Trio

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

These colorful, quick, trendy munchies from Spain are not only tasty, they’re packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Add marinated zucchini, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, small pieces of chicken…the possibilities are endless! 

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Recipes for Diabetes: Stir-Fried Asparagus

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables. Pair these spears with chicken or fish, and you’ll have an easy, healthy, and tasty meal that won’t spike your blood sugar levels.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Garbanzo Curry

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This recipe is great as either a vegetarian entrée or a side dish with fish or chicken. Not only is it delicious, it also packs a terrific anti-inflammatory punch, thanks to the turmeric in the curry. 

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Recipes for Diabetes: Chipotle Chili

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Kick up the spice with this amazing smoky, vegetarian chili. Loaded with nutrients, this stick-to-your-ribs meal is great for lunch or dinner. And it’s even better reheated the next day! 

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Recipes for Diabetes: Garlicky Spinach

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Spinach is packed with iron, fiber, and vitamin C, while garlic contains sulfur compounds that have numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Two-Hour Roasted Turkey

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Nothing says “holidays” like turkey. Rather than serving this bird with fattening gravy and starchy mashed potatoes, stick to your weight loss program and try pairing it with a green salad, roasted vegetables, and mashed cauliflower

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Recipes for Diabetes: Roasted Vegetables With Mustard Vinaigrette

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You’re probably a little worried about all the tempting sides that crop up at Thanksgiving. Instead of fatty, carbohydrate-laden items enjoy this delicious,blood sugar-friendly dish with turkey and a large salad and you’ll coast through Thanksgiving without missing a beat.

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Recipes for Diabetes: Turkey Chili

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Enjoy a bowlful for dinner or serve a scoop over your favorite mixed greens for an easy Mexican salad at lunchtime. This tasty chili is a perfect recipe for people living with diabetes.

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Sicilian Chicken Marsala

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You don’t have to be Italian, let alone Sicilian, to enjoy this recipe! With just 8 grams of carbs and a whopping 24 grams of protein per serving, it’s the perfect choice for dinner. Pair with a salad and your favorite vegetable side dish to keep your weight and your blood sugar in check! 

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Recipes for Diabetes: Luscious Layered Salad

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It’s no secret that what you eat has profound effects on blood glucose levels. And a healthful diet not only supports optimal blood sugar, it also helps to address factors such as excess weight and insulin resistance. Eating for optimal blood sugar doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or variety. This salad is one of several delicious and blood-sugar-friendly recipes for diabetes I’ll be sharing with you in this blog.

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