Protein comes in all shapes and sizes. While many believe that animal protein is king, ignoring the humble plant-based protein (beans, pulses, grains, nuts and seeds, and vegetables) means missing out on opportunities to up your protein intake.
As a member of the legume family, beans are the seeds from flowering plants in the Fabaceae family. They contain a good amount of amino acids which combine to form protein and help build muscle. Tempeh and tofu (made from soybeans) can be found in our refrigerated vegan and vegetarian section. We also have
a wide assortment of canned, bagged and
While vegetables are known for their high nutrient density, reaping their protein-rich properties may not come to mind. Veggies like spinach, asparagus, collard greens, broccoli and mushrooms hold their own in the protein world and are easy to add into your cooking. Browse our produce department for fresh vegetables delivered daily.
Using grains as a source of protein is nothing new, especially in cuisines from the Middle East or Mediterranean. Lesser-known grains like amaranth, bulgur and buckwheat, as well as the more common oats, wild rice and quinoa can be big sources of protein, B vitamins and antioxidants. The key to reaping these health benefits is consuming unrefined grains—not grains in the form of breads and cereals. Find a plethora of protein-rich grains in our bulk department, grocery aisles, and in some of our scratch-made deli salads.
Also a part of the legume family, pulses are over 10,000 years old and some of the most extensively used ingredients in the world. These edible dried seeds pack a big punch of protein—an average of 15g per cup, in fact—and are also high in fiber, iron, zinc and folate. The pulse family includes lentils, chickpeas
and beans like kidney and pinto. Find pulses canned in the grocery aisle or dried in our
Nuts & Seeds
Just a handful of nuts and seeds provide a boost of plant protein as well as a host of healthful nutrients including heart-healthy fat, filling fiber and minerals. Whether in their raw form, blended into nut butters or pressed into oil, nuts and seeds are a great option for convenient and healthy snacking. We have a variety of nuts and seeds in our bulk and grocery departments.