Last year, Caroline Manzo lost 20 pounds. After realizing that she was "probably the heaviest" she'd ever been at a certain point in 2019, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum cut carbs, quit drinking sugary sodas, and filled her diet with plant-based meals. (Enter: cauliflower gnocchi.)
But in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — which has meant more time at home for nearly everyone —the Manzo'd with Children grandmother can't help herself from whipping up some sweet treats.
In an Instagram post from March 18, the New Jersey mom shared photos of a pudding pie she'd baked from scratch. "I’ve gained three pounds since the self distancing requirement has been in effect," Caroline wrote. "[My granddaughter] Markie loves pudding, so I decided to play with nut flour - this is a walnut flour crust chocolate pudding pie with home made fresh banana whipped cream - tastes pretty, pretty, good!!!"
It looks pretty darn good, too. Three pounds seems a small price to pay for a treat like this:
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