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I'm terrible at getting enough protein in my diet. So here is a trick that I learned: When fixing ANY meal, add 1 cup of unsalted, unroasted pine nuts when you're cooking! It contains 18 grams of protein, they're virtually tasteless, and they add a unique texture to your meal.

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*The 18 grams is per 1 cup, I usually add .5 cup per serving to the dish I am making. Otherwise it can get overwhelming. All dishes I've used: Pasta, wraps, salads, hamburgers, chili, any soup, green beans, tacos, cereal, and oatmeal. You can use other nuts too but I find that pine nuts work better

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  • I think people should be careful with the pine nuts.

    1 cup of pine nuts has NINETY THREE grams of fat. 915 calories, and 5 g of fiber. Protein, 18 g.

    That's 23 points in Weight Watchers plan, for 1 cup of pine nuts.

    The main thing you are getting from pine nuts is dietary fat, not protein.

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  • I love pine nuts, I wouldn't say they were tasteless though! - by WAZZU.REN
  • I have used Pine Nuts in recipes in the past but had no idea of their nutritional value. Thanks - by DONNA_VT
  • Wow! had no idea they had so much protein & I love pine nuts! thanks for the tip. - by REVELATIONGIRL
  • BENEDICTSTHORN1
    great tip! - by BENEDICTSTHORN1

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