Dry fruits are a good source of nutrition. As kids we were told to eat a handful of nuts everyday. For the last 2 years after I started consulting a nutritionist I made it a point to include nuts in my daily diet as a mid morning snack. I carry a small box of nuts in my bag whenever I travel or go shopping, to avoid the urge to eat junk food when I am hungry.
My grandmother who lived in Rawalpindi before partition used to tell us that when coming from Pakistan they left their jewellery and other valuables with their neighbours thinking that they will go back to Pakistan shortly. The only valuables they carried with them were pine nuts and other dry fruits to eat on the way. Good dry fruits were not easily available earlier and if they were available they were very expensive.
There is a myth that one should avoid dry fruits due to their high calorific value, but this ignores their nutritional value. Include them as part of your daily diet.