Alexandra Tully - Palmerston North Dietitian - Palmerston North Cooking Classes, NZ

August 2, 2019

The brain! It is SUCH an important part of our body and we should protect it through any means possible. I can't believe that I used to snowboard with nothing to protect my head, or that I was "too cool" to wear a helmet when biking around the streets of Bali (also did...

August 1, 2019

Coconut yoghurt! So delicious but also expensive- especially when you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price! 

All that you need is a tin of coconut cream- I use a high fat one because I love a thick yoghurt- and some probiotic capsules. My capsules have...

July 18, 2019

"If you finish all of your vege's then you can have ice-cream!"

"Since you did so well in your exam I have made your favourite dessert!"

"I am so stressed this week I just need chocolate to keep me going"

We are constantly surrounded by phrases about food being a reward a...

July 18, 2019

How good is a baking sesh on a chilly winters day?! This bikkie recipe is delicious - and nutritious! The oats and wholemeal flour add fibre to each biscuit so they actually help to fill us up! The apricots and chocolate chips provide sweetness - I add honey in because...

July 7, 2019

I have a lot of clients who may have weight loss/ energy related/ general healthy eating goals- but say that healthy dietary changes are too expensive to adhere to!

Here is a case-study example of a client of mine (she granted me permission to share this) who would like...

July 1, 2019

I see people who have weight loss goals almost every day! Specific nutrition advice is super beneficial in achieving these goals however there are also a few weight loss tips that I give to almost everyone. These are some of my most common suggestions:

1. Cut the mindle...

July 1, 2019

I am a big believer that our main meals should be filling enough to get us through without the need for snacks. BUT- sometimes we just need a snack because dinner time might be further away than we can physically cope with! Mindless snacking can bump our calorie intake...

June 27, 2019

Breakfast in a low-carb life can be super fun to begin with, until the ideas start to run thin! After trying eggs in every way possible, my taste buds were tingling for something slightly sweeter in the mornings. I created this "Low-Carb Bircher" as an alternative to m...

January 10, 2019

These little chocolate treats are AMAZING. They are so easy to make and are ready to eat in almost no time! The dates provide a caramel flavour which, when mixed with the peanut butter and chocolate- transports you to a whole-foods snickers-tasting word! We hope you en...

August 13, 2018


- 1x tin drained and rinsed chickpeas
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 cup garden greens e.g. spinach/ parsley/ mint
- Pinch salt
- Add water until consistency is as desired

Puree all ingredien...

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