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Margaret Josephs Has Strong Feelings About Joe Benigno's Diet

The RHONJ cast member had questions about her husband's "low carb" lunch. 

By Abby Feiner
Margaret Josephs Joe Low Carb Lunch

When Margaret Josephs walked into her kitchen on August 3, she was very confused by what she saw on Joe Benigno's plate. "Is this a healthy lunch, 'cause there's no bread?" The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member asked her husband as she filmed the meat and cheese slices he was eating. "Joe, is that healthy?"

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When Joe explained, "Yeah, there's no bread," Margaret replied, "I mean, seriously?" 

However, Joe proudly defended his meal of choice. "What's wrong with it? It's ham and cheese... and a little mayo," he said. "So I'm missing the bread, big deal." There was one thing Joe's meal was actually missing, he explained: "I couldn't find the mustard."

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While it seems Margaret won't be eating Joe's lunch anytime soon, she often whips up her own unique concoction in the kitchen. In a February Instagram Story, Margaret detailed her “secret recipe” for the iced coffee viewers saw her make on an episode of RHONJ. “I got a lot of comments on Instagram and Twitter about my iced coffee and how difficult it really is to make, and I made it just look so glamorous, so let me show you,” she said before mixing cold brew with funfetti-flavored creamer and pouring it over two handfuls of ice. As a finishing touch, Margaret poured the drink in a large wine glass and added a bold straw. "Who doesn’t drink iced coffee out of a glamorous glass?” she quipped.  

Clearly, the couple spends a lot of time in their newly renovated kitchen. After extensive work, the room now features eye-catching wallpaper, gorgeous floors, and chic cabinetry. In February, Margaret opened up to about the "soothing kitchen," explaining, "Normal people would not put wallpaper in the kitchen with a theme so busy, but it really works." 

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