The 29th of every month in Uruguay is officially Dia de Noquis, or Gnocchi Day. Intended to be a cheap meal for the last day of the month when money ran thin, it quickly became a favorite for any day of the month. Early Italian influences in the country introduced this classic potato pasta, and Uruguayans quickly assimilated it into their cuisine. Potatoes boast fiber, protein, and an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, which support heart health, keep cholesterol in check, and help reduce inflammation in the body. Tossing the cooked gnocchi with sweet tomatoes and peppery arugula brightens this dish and makes for a balanced, healthy, and delicious meal, any day of the month.