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Nuts are considered a quality protein, and they offer plenty of good-for-you fats along with some fiber. According to the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid 1/2-ounce portion counts as one serving of protein. Serve as a snack, or sprinkle over salad greens for a sweet and crunchy topper.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2009


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2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons or 1/2 ounce)


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  • Preheat oven to 250°.

  • Combine egg white and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until frothy. Stir in pecans. Add sugar and remaining ingredients except cooking spray, tossing to coat. Spread nut mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes or until dry, stirring once. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 5.5g; poly fat 2.9g; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 8.3g; fiber 1.4g; iron 0.4mg; sodium 4mg; calcium 12mg.