Sweetened ricotta cheese is what is used in cannolis (an Italian dessert). Yummy!! As for nuts, they can be either, depending on how many you eat. If you want to eat just a few (my book says 7 almonds or 10 other nuts), you can count them as a fat. If you want to eat more than a few (3tbsp. I think my book says), then you count them as a protein.