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This Is What Caroline Manzo Makes for Lunch When She’s Being “Lazy”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey matriarch Caroline Manzo lost 20 pounds on a new diet.

By Alesandra Dubin
Caroline Manzo

The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo recently announced that she lost 20 pounds — and that the mysterious "surgery" she'd earlier alluded to was in fact a face lift. Given those significant physical changes, the Manzo'd with Children matriarch has described feeling like an all new woman with a fresh outlook on life in her 50s.

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But as it has always been for Caroline, one of her truest joys in life is in food and cooking. These days, however, she's especially focused on light, clean fare — and she revealed that a new vegetarian diet is behind her significant weight-loss progress.

To that end, Caroline is all about whipping up light but drool-worthy salads for lunch, recently taking to Instagram to show off a stunning serving of food most people would consider a triumph of a meal. But for Caroline, it's merely the version of something even better she'd have made if she hadn't been feeling "too lazy."

Showing off a black-and-white patterned bowl containing a colorful salad, Caroline captioned her Instagram pic: "LUNCH - kale, cucumber, carrot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage in white lemon balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I usually add chick peas and tomato but was too lazy."

Hey, one woman's lazy is another woman's divine.

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