Oh, Honey Boo Boo Child, we admire you, we really do, for your zest for life. We just don't want to feed ourselves like you. So we've taken some of the dubious delights unveiled on your show and devised healthy swaps. Behold your made-over menu:
- "I think the family's favorite meal is sketti," Mama June announced on an episode, providing the "old family recipe" of butter and ketchup microwaved atop spaghetti noodles. Healthier way: bionaturae Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Simply Organic Tomato Basil Spaghetti Sauce.
- When it comes to sweet treats, Honey Boo Boo is a fan of "fat cakes" (packaged snack cakes). A better choice: Country Choice Organic Vanilla Sandwich Cremes, which are free of trans fat and hydrogenated oils.
- To amp up her daughter's energy before a pageant, Mama June gives her daughter Go Go Juice, a concoction consisting of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. Bypass the jitters and sugar. Instead, boost your energy by drinking sugar-free, calorie-free, preservative-free, flavorful Metromint in flavors like Chocomint (yum) and munch on apple wedges spread with crunchy Barney almond butter.
- Chicken nuggets and potato chips reign high on Honey Boo Boo's culinary pleasures. A healthier choice: Harmony Valley Vegetarian Hamburger Mix and THE REAL DEAL Veggie Chips, which are gluten-free and have 80 percent less fat than potato chips.