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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Tastes Too Good to Be Healthy

Stash bags of this cauliflower gnocchi in your freezer for a quick and healthy Italian dinner.
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Tastes Too Good to Be Healthy
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Tastes Too Good to Be Healthy
Stash bags of this cauliflower gnocchi in your freezer for a quick and healthy Italian dinner.

Cauliflower is having a big moment in the health food world. Juice Press introduced the cruciferous veggie into all smoothies, including Blue Magic, a few months ago as a low-sugar option, and Oprah infused it into her O, That’s Good! frozen pizzas.

Now Trader Joe’s is getting in on the cauliflower game by adapting the fiber-rich veggie into gnocchi. You heard that right. The Italian dumplings, which are traditionally made with mashed potato, flour, and egg, are getting a nutrition upgrade with cauliflower. Made with 75 percent cauliflower, cassava flour, and potato starch. Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi also has no dairy or eggs, making it the perfect gluten-free and vegan-friendly meal.

You can prepare it in a stovetop pan or nuke them in the microwave, then top it with the pasta sauce of your choice, for an authentic Italian dinner ready in minutes. Or, keep it simple and sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. You can snag a 12-ounce bag of cauliflower gnocchi for $2.69 at TJ’s today. Here’s how it compares with another store-bought gnocchi brand:

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

Trader joe's cauliflower gnocchi Courtesy of Trader Joe's
Per 1-cup serving: 140 calories, 3 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat) 460 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (6 g fiber, >1 g sugar), 2 g protein

For a cup of this delicious gnocchi, you’ll get just three grams of fat and a whopping 6 grams of fiber—not easy to find in many packaged gnocchi and pasta.

De Cecco Potato Gnocchi

Mini potato gnocchi Courtesy of De Cecco
Per 1-cup serving: 240 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 620 mg sodium, 55 g carbs (3 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 5 g protein

Unlike TJ’s gnocchi, De Cecco’s mini potato gnocchi will cost you an extra 100 calories for a one-cup serving. Plus, you only get 3 grams of fiber and an exorbitant 52 net carbs.

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