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Ficek pointed out that many nut butters (especially almond butter) are all the rage right now, but that you often have to “spend an arm and a leg” to get just one jar. She said that nut butters are packed with plant-based protein and healthy fats, but that whole almonds make for an equally nutritious snack. “Plus, by eating the whole almond rather than the butter, it is much easier to control portion size and calorie control,” she said.