Nuts are one of my favorite foods and they’re good for you but the calories can add up super fast! Here’s a quick guide to a 100 Calorie Serving of Nuts.

Too Many NUTS? A Visual Guide!

Almost every type of nut has a lot of nutrition packed into a small bite. Eating nuts may reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack. Nuts also appear to improve your LDL or ‘Bad’ cholesterol levels in your blood.

After bariatric surgery, it is not unusual to feel a little woozy because your blood sugar has dipped when you have gone too long without eating. It’s smart to keep a small packet of nuts handy to keep your levels steady.

I keep nuts in my computer bag in case I am stuck in a long business meeting – there’s a sealed can of almonds in my car in case traffic keeps me out too long.

As good as this food is for you, as much as 80 percent of a nut is fat. Even though most of this fat is healthy fat, it’s still a lot of calories that can add up FAST. If you are the type who tends to mindlessly eat, it’s a good idea to know just how many nuts there are in 100 calories!


How Many Nuts FIT INTO 100 Calories!

100 Calories of Almonds – 4g carbs, 4g protein
Roasted, salted almonds
Weight: 18 grams
Volume: About 20 almonds



100 Calories of Cashews – 5g carbs, 3g protein
Roasted, salted cashews
Weight: 18 grams
Volume: About 13 whole cashews



100 Calories of Peanuts – 3g carbs, 5g protein
Okay so technically these are not ‘nuts’ but 2 tablespoons will get you to 100 calories pretty fast.
Weight: 18 grams
Volume: About 2 tablespoons



100 Calories of Pecans – 2g carbs, 1g protein
Pecans are higher in calories per gram than any of the nuts.
Weight: 15 grams
Volume: About 10 pecan halves



100 Calories of Naked Pistachios – 7g carbs, 2g protein
Shelled pistachios are crazy expensive, plus opening the shells is part of the experience!
By Weight: 18 grams
By Volume: About 25 kernels



100 Calories of shell on Pistachios – 7g carbs, 2g protein
A much better value for $ and calories.
By Weight: 41 grams
By Volume: a heaping 1/3 cup




This is one of Alison’s BE Easy Everyday Meals! Shrimp, grape tomatoes, hummus and almonds… yum. Good and good for you. 

BE Easy Plan Small Meal - Alison Garcia

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3 thoughts on “Too Many NUTS? A Visual Guide!

  1. Pacific says:

    Thank you! I so needed this. I love nuts, always have. I’m 7 months post op and just started eating nuts, it is so easy to “guesstimate” and exceed calories. This info will help me stay on track. 🙂

  2. Christina says:

    I’ve learned by my nut and this website that a svg size for seeded nuts is 1/4 1 oz, this is my rule of thumb…as always great article

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