Main Dishes Blogs

Ginger-Soy Chicken Breasts

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

You all know ginger (Zingiber officinale). It's what makes gingerbread spicy and gives many Asian dishes their characteristic kick.

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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