Nuts are a good thing to have in the pantry. I like walnuts. They add a texture, protein, and a slightly bitter flavor to offset the salty taste in soups. This is a bag from Costco that costs about $15 for 3 pounds. That’s enough to last you for a long time. Nuts are overlooked in cooking, but they shouldn’t be. They’re extremely good for you, and in fact are a good substitute for meats because they give you lots of amino acids that are needed for good health.