At NourishMe we want to make healthy eating affordable, accessible and most importantly, delicious. A predominantly plant-based diet has a multitude of benefits for health and wellbeing, and we’ve taken that step to create dishes that are balanced and loaded with flavour. We’re not saying that you have to become vegetarian – but you do need to eat MORE plants for a balanced wholesome diet and we provide you that solution..
By eating more plants, some of the benefits you may experience are an increase in energy levels; improvement in mental clarity and mood; weight management; lower blood pressure and cholesterol; reduction of your risk of type 2 diabetes; and shiny hair and supple glowing skin.
We take the guesswork out of preparing meals, and by just having 3-4 of our meals in a week, you will be hitting the plant counts needed to ensure your body stays on top of its game.
NourishMe began when founder Alexandra had difficulty finding healthy meals when she worked in an office as a journalist. She had to pack her own daily lunch and she realised there was a demand for nutritious food when her colleagues started asking her to pack extra meals for them. This inspired Alexandra to certify as a nutrition consultant and then she took the leap out of corporate and into F&B by starting up a kitchen and preparing and delivering meals to offices in the city area.
Co-owner Marissa started out as a customer and then a collaborator. She was frustrated with the lack of healthy, tasty meal options in the market and found Alexandra. With Marissa’s background in fitness and nutrition, they started to work on projects together, fusing healthy food and wellness. In 2018, inspired by her own requirements for a detox program and requests from clients and friends, Marissa proposed doing a 7-day cleanse but with a full plant-based menu. She needed a kitchen to operate from and a chef who could create mouth-watering, nutritious meals and so, in partnership with Alexandra, they created Malaysia’s first cleanse of its kind.
In January 2019 Alexandra and Marissa launched the pilot of the Plant Power Cleanse. The response was beyond their expectations - they sold out their first cleanse week and continued to offer it monthly and by the end of 2019 it was offered twice a month to keep up with demand.
In 2020 Marissa formally joined Alexandra and became a co-owner of NourishMe and they have continued to grow the business and their products. They decided to implement a major change, that was aligned with their own ethos, to make their kitchen vegetarian. They believe that a predominantly plant-based diet has a multitude of benefits for health and wellbeing. While they themselves are not vegetarian, their preference is towards plant-based dishes to ensure their body is powered by plant-based foods and nutrients.
A passionate duo whose mission is to help people optimise their health by providing solutions that can be easily integrated in their lives.
Alexandra is a certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). Prior to obtaining her certification she worked as a Food Editor where she wrote food articles, hosted online shows and developed recipes for the Friedchillies website. Her love of food, creativity and nutrition is showcased in the meals she has created for NourishMe.
When not working on the healthy food business, Alexandra caters gourmet food for any occasion with her catering arm Chefspiration, or is at home cooking up new recipes which she tests on her two little girls, Ava and Via.
Marissa Parry’s expertise lies in nutrition and fitness. She co-owns NourishMe with Alexandra, and a Capoeira Academy with her husband. She conducts various fitness classes and provides nutrition consultancy. She is no stranger to the corporate world, conducting talks and workshops in her field of expertise, as well as sustainable living, a cause she is very passionate about.
With a holistic approach to training and nutrition, Marissa's coaching focuses on getting people moving and having fun, whilst building a strong, robust body to tackle the adventures of everyday life. She is a firm believer in the benefits of a high quality plant-centric nutrition protocol, and assists all of her clients in adjusting their diets accordingly, invariably seeing results in their health.
Marissa’s life is centered around family, fitness and food. Her two children are pivotal in many of her decisions. She strives to be a good role model for them, and this can be seen by the way she lives her life and hopes to inspire others.
Marissa is a certified American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer and Medical Exercise Specialist, Holistic Nutritionist from the School of Natural Health Sciences and a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).