I participate in a "vegan on a budget" Facebook page. Someone posted a question asking whether any vegan items are a complete protein. Are there any?

Great question! These are vegan foods that are complete proteins:

  • Quinoa
  • Soy beans
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • Buckwheat
  • Hempseed
  • Chia seeds

You can also combine legumes and grains to get all of amino acids required for a complete protein. For example, eating rice and beans together, or peanut butter on a slice of whole grain bread.

I hope this is helpful!

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