Growing up as the son of Paula Deen, Bobby learned to cook foods rich with butter and cheese. The result: 25 excess pounds and the risk of associated conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. But Bobby took action by transforming his favorite comfort foods into low-calorie delights, which he's sharing in a new cookbook, entitled "From Mama's Table to Mine: Everybody's Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less" (click here to get it now). Published Feb. 5, this delightful book goes beyond the typical celebrity compendium of recipes by showing how you can eat well on a healthy diet.
What we love: Bobby reveals how you can perform simple swaps to create all-time favorite Southern meals and snacks. High fat, high calorie items such as cream cheese and mayo get put on a diet by exchanging them for nonfat yogurt and reduced fat mayo. Although similar to the way that Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien transforms fattening foods into slimming feasts, Bobby emphasizes the use of real, unprocessed foods whenever possible more than Lisa, making his recipes healthy as well as tasty.
Extras include a section on ingredient swaps that you can make with your own recipes, meal plans and before/after calorie and fat counts. Whether you're looking for a guilt-free cake recipe or a way to make fabulous fried chicken, "From Mama's Table to Mine: Everybody's Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less" is for you. Get Bobby's cookbook now by clicking here.