Iodine, calcium and a vegan lifestyle

Iodine, calcium and a vegan lifestyle | Waste free living with HarassedMom

One of the most common concerns when it comes to a vegan lifestyle is that you don’t consume enough vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. It is assumed that the only source of calcium is dairy and it’s related products but this is not the case. It is possible to get enough calcium from […]

Make animal-friendly food choices this Veganuary

Make animal-friendly food choices this Veganuary | Sustainable living with HarassedMom

Reduce animal suffering significantly by choosing a plant-based diet Whether it is pigs, cows, chickens, or fish, industrial farming methods cause suffering to countless animals, all of whom are sentient beings and have complex social lives. But a plant-based diet minimises the number of animals who live in these conditions and it is easier than […]

Sources of Protein for a Plant-based Diet

Sources of Protein for a Plant-based Diet | Sustainable Living with HarassedMom

It is assumed that meat is the only (or the best) source of protein but with a little bit of research you will discover a range of vegetables, legumes and plant-based foods that are rich in protein. If you are looking for protein rich foods for your plant-based diet, give these foods a try. Tofu […]

Sources of Vitamin B12 for Vegans

Everything you need to know about Vitamin B12 | Sustainable Living with HarassedMom

When you transition to a plant-based diet it is important to make sure you are getting enough nutrients and vitamins. Vitamin B12 is found in dairy products, eggs and seafood which are obviously not a part of a vegan diet so you need to find alternative sources for this essential vitamin. What is Vitamin B12 […]

Go on a plant-based taste adventure with Veganuary

Go on a plant-based taste adventure with Veganuary | Sustainable Living with HarassedMom

Discover a world of new and exciting culinary possibilities Bigfoot tells us all about what he’s doing to help combat climate chaos, and why he chose to participate in Veganuary. Most of Mzansi shares a love for food and gatherings. We are a social nation known for our hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine. Now Veganuary gives […]

Vegan’s Influencers to Follow

There are so many amazing vegan influencers to follow to help you on your plant-based journey. You will find tips and ideas on new products and recipes to try out and so much more. These are a few of the influencers I follow – most are local to South Africa but there are a few […]

Pros and Cons of a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Anything in life comes with a set of pros and cons, including leading a plant-based lifestyle. For many the abuse of animals outweighs any of the cons and that is absolutely fine but not everyone is at the same stage in their life or has the same priorities. For me there are definitely more pros […]

7 Vegan-Friendly Stores in South Africa

Vegan Shops in South Africa | Sustainable Living South Africa

Plant-based food is currently “in” so you can find vegan options at all the major retailers, Dis-Chem, Faithful to Nature etc but I find a lot of the products found in these stores are pretty processed and most of them are very gluten heavy. Thanks to the growing trend, you will find some great local […]

Foods to Avoid as a Vegan

Foods to Avoid as a Vegan | Sustainable Living with HarassedMom

Obviously vegans avoid eating foods that come from animals but if you are new to the vegan lifestyle, you might be surprised just how many products contain animal products, so it is important to read labels when you are buying new products. When I first cut out meat, I didn’t “click” that honey is an […]

Beginners Guide to a Plant-based Diet: Plant-based Milk Options

Beginners Guide to a Plant-based Diet: Plant-based Milk Options | Sustainable Living with HarassedMom

I cut out milk over 11 years ago. Back then my options where limited to coconut milk and rice milk or very expensive almond milk – none of which are really great with coffee (if you are making it at home). If I went out, I had to have black coffee – very few restaurants […]