The recent onslaught of rain has made it hard to find a dry day – let alone motivation to exercise. Many families tend to relax healthy eating habits during the holidays too. So now, accompanying that lack of exercise are fizzier drinks, fattier foods, and endless Easter eggs.
While this is a great recipe for sugar highs (and we support most things in moderation!), it’s, unfortunately, an unsustainable lifestyle.
Our brains, especially those still developing, require food high in nutritional value to perform their best. Traditionally, fast food chains have churned out food high in both refined carbohydrates and processed fats.
Research has proven that high intakes of sugar and refined carbohydrates have been linked to issues with:
– regulating emotions and behaviour,
– learning and memory,
– and mental health.
Meanwhile, excessive consumption of processed fats like canola oil and trans fats, coupled with too little omega 3’s (e.g. fish, flax or walnuts), have been linked to inflammation, heart disease, poor mental health and cognition, – just to name a few.
Studies have also shown that diets high in sugar and refined carbohydrates prevent us from feeling full and satiated, driving us to reach for snacks throughout the day. In comparison, fibre-filled foods, as well as lean protein and healthy fats, keep us full for hours and support stable blood sugar levels.
We’re all leading such non-stop lives right now, though, and often convenience is king. Convenience, however, shouldn’t come at the cost of your health. In the long run, it’s simply one price none of us can afford to pay (pun intended). But when we are so busy, where can we turn?
Your new destination for food that is both fast AND healthy is the recently opened Fishbowl Cronulla. The Fishbowl franchise aims to change the culture of fast food, one mouth-watering bowl at a time.
Fishbowl was founded in 2016 by three uni students who were looking for fast food they could eat every day but couldn’t find it. Instead, they created it- fresh, delicious, healthy, and ethically sourced food. They specialise in made-to-order salads with a Japanese twist!
Fishbowl salads are made using sustainable meat and the freshest produce. There is a bowl to suit every set of taste buds! Starting at just $10.90, their bowls are affordable, big in size, big on flavour and a fraction of the calories of your standard fast food options.
Start your custom bowl by selecting a base (glass noodles, soba noodles, mixed leaves, cabbage, brown rice or sushi rice). Then, pick which of their proteins (like Coconut Chicken or Miso Salmon) you’d like to complete your bowl.
They also offer a range of warm bowls (like Spicy Salmon and Beef Brisket) for the cooler weather. The flavours and dressing combinations are endless. Better yet, their comparatively low-calorie options will keep you feeling fuller for longer and better than ever.
Fishbowl Cronulla is a great place to grab lunch or a quick family dinner when you haven’t got anything organised! You can even order online, for pick up on the way home from school or work.
A Mums of the Shire special
The Fishbowl Cronulla crew are eager to meet the locals. Just for our readers, Fishbowl Cronulla is offering $5 off every bowl! Simply head into the Cronulla store and tell them Mums of the Shire sent you to redeem your discount.
Fishbowl Cronulla is open 11am – 9pm, 7 days a week. You’ll find it at 1 McDonald St Cronulla (between Sea Level and Opah). So head on down and help change the trajectory of your diet and the culture of fast food!