Guess the Calories

A common holiday offering is nuts. I love nuts. Recent reports reinforce the health benefits of eating nuts in moderation. One of my favorite nuts is pecans. In the can of mixed nuts, I eat all the pecans quickly before anyone else can get any. I used to always make pecan pie for Thanksgiving until I became overweight and had to watch calories.

I recently saw a recipe for Bourbon Pecans. Oh, my. I’m considering making these sometime during the holidays. I put the ingredients into myfitnesspal as a recipe. It calls for a pound of pecans, so I set a serving for an ounce of pecans, 1/16 of the recipe. Can you guess how many calories there are in a serving of these Bourbon Pecans?

Here’s what I entered in myfitnesspal:

bourbon pecans

So what’s your guess? How many calories do you think are in one serving containing an ounce of pecans? Could you stop at just one serving?  Do you think indulging would be worth it? Do you include nuts in your holiday treats?

7 thoughts on “Guess the Calories

  1. I’m going to say 150. I wouldn’t be able to have any servings of this because I am allergic to nuts. It’s a developed allergy so the sad thing is that I really loved nuts when I could eat them and I used to all them to all my baking. I miss them now.


    • I can relate to your developed allergies. My worst developed allergies for the holiday season is shellfish. Seems like everyone wants to serve shrimp at gatherings. They’re hand-held too, so I worry about cross-contamination to the chips and other treats. So I end up not eating anything- Boo! And since it’s a developed allergy, I can’t even pretend I don’t like shrimp and lobster, because I know I like them!


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