Low Calorie Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi

Low Calorie Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi

Y’all know how much I love butter, and pasta, and all the extra decadent foods. I mean, have you tried The Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese Ever? Y’all also know I’ve been doing 75 Hard and am sticking to a low calorie diet, so I’ve gotten creative to strike a balance. I’m not the type of girl who can do chicken breast and broccoli every day. 

Before I started 75 Hard I overthought the heck out of meal planning to lose weight. I’d think about it so much that it all felt too overwhelming, and I’d quit before I started. Now that I’ve been eating low calorie, and watching my macros for a couple of months, I’ve realized I’m a learn as you go person. Maybe you are too? If you are, stop it 🙂 Fixed ya right up? Good.

I’ve been putting together low calorie versions of some of my favorite foods and creating the most simple, basic meals out of them. This Low Calorie Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi dish is one of the simplest, and so good. If you like gnocchi, of course.

Amazon has everything these days! You could actually just add all of your favorite low calorie foods to your cart then select “save for later” in the event you crave them or are meal planning. That way they’re ready and waiting for you. I’m linking a pack of 4 here, if you know you love gnocchi it’s nice to stock up!

This Italian place by our house in Maryland made the most amazing Gnocchi al Gorgonzola with filet mignon tips. That may be my next low calorie recipe attempt! It’s a super versatile pasta that even the kids love. If you’ve never had gnocchi before it’s like little potato pillow pasta. The texture reminds me of the cheesy bread rolls at Brazilian steakhouses. So. Good.

Low Calorie Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi

This simple recipe is great by itself, and a great starter for you to get creative as well.
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Low Calorie Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Gnocchi
  • 1 wedge Fresh Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Cook your gnocchi according to package instructions. Make sure you salt the water well. They float to the top super quickly, so keep an eye on 'em. Drain and put in a bowl.
  • Squeeze your lemon wedge over the gnocchi.
  • Sprinkle parmesan on top, toss together.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Grilled chicken breast would make a great addition to this as well as white pepper. If you have extra calories that day you could make a low calorie alfredo sauce with the parmesan and fat free half and half.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal
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