HEALTHY EATING – HEALTHY LIVING
Does Stir Crazy food contain allergens?
At Stir Crazy we make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct and educate our staff on the severity of food allergies. Stir Crazy strongly recommends to any customer that has a concern to seek independent medical and specialist advice. The most common food allergies are:
Even though we go to great lengths to identify possible allergens in the food we prepare, be advised we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen free environment. Please discuss your individual concerns with the store manager so we can do our best to avoid any sickness or illness occurrences.
Does Stir Crazy have any gluten free / Coeliac-friendly dishes?
Coeliac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have coeliac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with coeliac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine.
Stir Crazy offers gluten free options including Rice Noodles, and our soy sauce is also gluten free. Please check our menu for “gf”.
Stir Crazy is a member of the Coeliac Society of Australia. For further information on Coeliac Disease, please visit the Coeliac Society website.
Just how healthy is Stir Crazy?
Since it tastes great it is pretty hard to believe that it is REALLY good for you as well. So just what does your meal contain? Every standard 3 step menu dish is chock-full of a variety veggies listed below.
What’s In There?
Carrots – carotenes, the famous ingredient in carrots, is an anti-oxidant that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases.
Broccoli – broccoli is the superhero of the vegetable kingdom with its rich vitamin A content.
Baby Corn – cooked sweet corn also releases increased levels of ferulic acid, which provides health benefits, such as battling cancer.
Bean Sprouts – very low in calories.
Cabbage – helps to promote weight loss. This is because of its content of Vitamin C, which helps burn fat, as well as of Vitamin B, which increases metabolism and thereby helps the body burn off fat.
Choy Sum – high in vitamin K which can be beneficial in the prevention of such diseases as osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.
Snow Peas – excellent source of vitamin C which helps your immune system. It helps you heal from scrapes and bruises.
In addition to your vegie fix Stir Crazy meals can also contain the following ingredients:
Rice – very low in fat but provides your body with carbohydrates which it needs for energy. Steamed rice and our rice noodles are gluten free!
Red meat – beef yearling is high in protein and iron, which plays a role in releasing energy from your body.
Chicken – breast fillet, high in protein, which will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Tofu – highly nutritious stuff! Full of protein.
Seafood – (including perch, squid and black tiger prawn) low in fat and high in protein, what else could you want?
Egg (found in egg noodles, pad thai and fried rice) – with a variety of vitamins and minerals and rich in omega 3, critical for good health.
Coconut milk (found in laksa) – great for your digestion and a natural stress buster.
Peanuts (in malay sauce) – a powerhouse of good nutrition that can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease.
Soy (found in chinese and thai sauce) – contains all of the essential amino acids that the body needs which are vital for the repair and maintenance of the body’s muscles, organs, hair, nails, etc.
Honey (found in aussie sauce) – free of fat and satisfies your natural desire for sweetness. Nature’s energy booster it provides a concentrated energy source that helps prevent fatigue and can improve athletic performance.
Garlic – helps defend against heart disease, cancer, fungal infections and the common cold.
Chilli – a wonder food with a wealth of health benefits including fighting inflammation, lowering blood pressure, protecting your heart, help you burn fat and lose weight… the list is endless!