Maybe you’re full-time vegan, or maybe you’re looking to add variety to how you get your protein. Either way, here are five vegan protein sources we suggest you add to your rotation – and the dishes to find them in!

1. Chickpeas

Chickpeas are chock full of protein, with 39 grams per cup. And since they’re versatile, it’s hard to get tired of them!

Try them mashed into hummus (available as a side, or on our Hummus Tartine). Or, chomp into whole chickpeas in the seasonal salad accompanying our Baker’s Lunch, which mixes spicy chickpeas into celery and arugula.

Chickpeas Bakers Lunch

2. Lentils

Lentils are another surprise protein source, packing an impressive 18 grams of protein to a cup. They add great texture to greens – which you can try for yourself with our Lentil & Avocado salad – or are equally delicious as a side of their own!

Lentil and Avocado

3. Quinoa

You probably think of quinoa as a grain, but it’s actually a seed – not to mention, a complete protein with all essential amino acids. Quinoa clocks in at 8 grams of protein per cup.

Order a side to bolster your meal, or try our Quinoa Taboulé salad (which – bonus – also includes chickpeas).

Quinoa Taboule Salad

4. Buckwheat

Buckwheat is another seed often thought of as a grain, and it’s even more protein-rich than quinoa. With 23 grams of protein to a cup, a little buckwheat goes a long way. Try it as the core of our Six-Vegetable Tart, which is layered on a buckwheat crust. Or, grab a loaf of our Organic Super Seed Gluten-Free Bread – buckwheat flour is one of the key ingredients in this seedy bread.

Gluten Free Bread

5. Chia

Chia may not be the densest source of protein, with 4.7 grams to an ounce. However, that may be just the amount you need for a kick between meals. Our Coconut & Chia Seed Pudding, chia-packed Organic Super Seed Gluten-Free Bread and Chia Seed Muffin all pack on protein in snack-sized portions.

Chia Pudding_TediSarah

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Cover photo by Tedi Sarah // @tedisarah