Chinese five-spice powder is a tasty mix of cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise and Szechuan pepper. It adds flavor to this snack without a lot of fat. Store the nuts in an airtight container and portion out a couple of tablespoons at a time.

Serving size: 1 tablespoon

Makes 20  servings


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


Preheat oven to 300°F. Place almonds, macadamia nuts and pecans in separate baking sheets and bake, stirring frequently, until browned and fragrant. (The almonds should bake for around 25 min, the macadamia nuts for around 18 min, and the pecans will bake for around 20 minutes.)

Reduce the oven heat to 250°F. Combine the toasted nuts, soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil and Chinese five-spice powder and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake about 15 minutes, until nuts are darkened.


Calories 137, total fat 9.2 g, saturated fat 1.2 g, mono fat 6 g, poly fat 2.6 g, protein 4 g, carbs 7.2 g, fiber 2 g, sodium 32


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