This nut is high in protein, too. “But be mindful of the serving size because they are high in fat,” warns Shalek. That’s why she suggests choosing unsalted almonds no matter whether you’re eating them whole, sliced, or shaved.
Fiber per serving: 4 grams per 1/4 cup
Even though almonds are not the lowest in carbs compared to other foods, Shalek says they’re high in fiber and help optimize blood glucose control as well as keep you full. “They’re a great protein source, and if you are mindful of portion size, they’re the perfect addition to any meal in whole or pureed form,” she says.
Fiber per serving: About 3 grams per 1/4 cup