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Caroline Manzo Opens Up About How Food Is Helping Her Heal After Surgery, And She's Already Lost 15 Pounds (UPDATED)

The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo is applying her ace cooking skills to recovery.

By Jenny Berg

UPDATED April 10, 2019: Caroline Manzo revealed her unnamed surgical procedure last month was a face lift, and shared a photo of her new look.

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Caroline Manzo might have to hold off on meaty, pasta-filled Sunday suppers for the moment. The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum announced in a March 20 Instagram post that she's down 15 pounds and has five more to go — and she's also recovering from surgery. Both of these circumstances can benefit from a clean-eating approach, and Caroline is doing just that to "heal."

Though the Jersey grandma didn't delve into the specifics of her surgery, she did reveal what she's doing while she recovers. "Just had surgery and a friend gave me a goodie bag w magazines, etc. to pass the time while I heal," Caroline wrote in her caption. 

In the photo, the RHONJ alum was holding a copy of Woman's World Eat Clean, an issue covered a photo of a colorful grapefruit salad, and cover lines promising "114 fresh and natural recipes" to "feel the best you ever have. "LOVING this one!" she wrote. "Great recipes and info — check it out!"

We've already seen evidence of Caroline's lightened-up diet in the past few weeks.

There was that time the Manzod With Children matriarch subbed cauliflower for gnocchi — and she also shared that she's been eating more plant-based meals. 

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