In this series, Bobby Deen takes his mother, Paula Deen's, recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, we'll follow Bobby as he tries to recreate one of his Mama's famous meals with healthy substitutes that cut down on calories and fat, but still deliver on taste.

Bobby's Breakfasts

Kale and Bacon Frittata

Vitamin-packed kale and a bit of bacon make Bobby's frittata super healthy.

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Healthy Meal Makeovers

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MIX-AND-MATCH A HEALTHY MENU

Create a guilt-free meal, from lightened-up appetizers to slimmed-down desserts.
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All Not My Mama's Meals Recipes

Filet Mignon Goat Cheese and Pancetta

Bobby's Stuffed Red Peppers

Kale and Bacon Frittata

Fresh Margaritas

Light French Onion Soup

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

Peanut Chicken Casserole

Bobby's Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip

Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Cakes

Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie

Bobby's Smokey Gumbo

Bobby's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Lean Multigrain Goulash

It's Really Better Than Sex Cupcakes

The Son's Chicken Pot Pie

Tofu and Veggie Soup

Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Soup

Grilled Calamari Salad

Baked Crab Cakes

Light Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce

Roasted Onion Salad

Bobby's Creamed Spinach

Grilled Honey Chicken with Rum Sauce

Babycakes Spelt Brownies

Protein Bakery's Chocolate Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookie

About the Host

Bobby Deen

Growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, Bobby Deen went to work for his mother when he was 18 and now is an essential ingredient in the recipe that has made Paula Deen an American hospitality and cooking icon.

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