Is Gnocchi From Tesco's High In Syns? - Our Guide!
There's nothing quite like indulging in a bowl of gnocchi, but on the slimming world plan, you'll have to make sure your gnocchi is slimming world friendly to avoid spending too many syns and ruining your weight loss.
Tesco's gnocchi in particular has 11 syns a portion for their dried and cooked gnocchi and 12.5 syns a portion for their fresh gnocchi, making it very high in syns and consuming most of your daily syn allowance.
In our guide below, we will explore why Tesco's gnocchi is so high in syns, some low syn alternatives to their gnocchi as well as two different recipes for making your own slimming world friendly gnocchi at home!
Why Is Tesco's Gnocchi So High In Syns?
At 11-12.5 syns a portion, Tesco's gnocchi and gnocchi, in general, is a very high syn pasta, this is because it's high in carbohydrates since it's made from potatoes and can be quite high in sodium too.
Gnocchi, in general, is high in carbs and has few other nutritional benefits so should be eaten in moderation to avoid using too many syns. Gnocchi can be a better choice for people who are gluten-free since it contains little flour, unlike traditional pasta.
Low Syn Alternatives To Tesco Gnocchi
If you find Tesco gnocchi to be too high in syns, we've got some low syn alternatives for you to check out below when you feel like some pasta.
Sainsbury's Gnocchi Small Potato Dumplings 500g - 20 syns for half.
Asda Italian Gnocchi 500g - 6 syns for 100g boiled.
Aldi Cucina Original Gnocchi 500g - 7 syns for 100g cooked.
Morrisons Italian Gnocchi 500g - 8 syns for 100g.
La Famiglia Rana Tomato & Mozzarella Filled Pan-Fry Gnocchi 280g - 12 syns.
La Famiglia Rana Pan-Fry Gnocchi Spinach 300g - 10.5 syns.
Add your chicken to a pan and pour in 480ml of stock, simmer for 15 minutes then slice and set aside.
Fry your bacon in some low cal cooking spray then add in the onion, fry for a few minutes then toss in the garlic, now add the rest of your stock, dried herbs and milk, whisk and melt in the laughing cow.
Add your cornstarch and allow the sauce to thicken, pop in the chicken breast and the gnocchi, and allow to boil for around 5 minutes. Once the gnocchi is cooked season well.
Transfer the mix to a dish and broil with your cheddar on top, serve with crispy bacon and enjoy!
Overall, gnocchi is high in syns since the food is mainly made from potatoes like pasta, at 11-12 syns a serving it takes the majority of your allowance so should only be consumed in moderation. To save syns we would recommend trying our slimming world recipes above and using ingredients such as cheese as your healthy extra A to keep recipes low in syns.
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.