As of 2015, Paula Deen has not released healthy alternative recipes, although her son, Bobby Deen, has reinvented her recipes for a more health-conscious crowd. His show, "Not My Mama's Meals," airs on Cooking Channel.
Bobby Deen changes his mother's recipes to decrease calories and offer healthy alternatives to Paula Deen's famous southern cooking. His adapted recipes include some of his mother's popular staples, such as pork and slaw, BBQ, potato salad and chicken fried chicken. Bobby Deen also gives tips to viewers on how to replace key ingredients to make meals more healthy.
Paula Deen was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2010, but repeatedly told news sources that she would not change how she cooked.