Anna Van Dyken - Feed Me Healthy

Step into the world of Feed Me Healthy by Anna Van Dyken, where a warm welcome awaits you. As an author, WW Ambassador, and a cherished friend to many, I invite you to join me on a journey. Here, the essence of my website goes beyond the mere exploration of recipes and wellness โ€“ it’s an invitation into a lifestyle where we celebrate the joy of cooking, the principles of WW, and the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

Dive deeper into my website, and you’ll discover a treasure trove of insights, experiences, and, of course, delicious recipes. Each page is a canvas painted with the vibrant colors of culinary delights and the journey toward well-being. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook, a fellow WW enthusiast, or someone seeking a path to a healthier life, there’s a place for you here.

Follow along as I share my personal anecdotes, kitchen adventures, and the profound impact that WW and a wholesome lifestyle have had on my life. This isn’t just a website; it’s a space where we connect, inspire, and uplift one another in our shared pursuit of health and happiness.

So, whether you’re here for the recipes, the WW insights, or simply to be a part of a community that values well-being, consider yourself an integral part of Feed Me Healthy. Together, let’s savor the journey into a world where good food, and wellness.

Many of you are familiar with Sue & The ThermoCouple, but did you realize that she’s actively engaged in the WW program and is adapting my recipes here along with content from my two books? Additionally, she’s exploring and converting WW’s recipes to Thermomix. Visit her website, follow her on social media to stay informed about all things Coverting & Thermomix.

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Tiramisu

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Tiramisu

Valentineโ€™s Day Strawberry Tiramisu 500 g frozen sliced strawberries1/4 cup sweetener of choiceJuice of 1/2 small lemon10 g freeze dried strawberries300 g reduced fat ricotta135 g large sponge finger biscuits (see notes)150 g plain 99% fat free yoghurt1 1/2 sachets of...

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Zucchini & Herb Yoghurt Roll

Zucchini & Herb Yoghurt Roll

๐™๐”๐‚๐‚๐‡๐ˆ๐๐ˆ & ๐‡๐„๐‘๐ ๐˜๐Ž๐†๐‡๐”๐‘๐“ ๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹ Move over omelett's, thereโ€™s a new kid in town! This may look hard to make, but believe me when I say, itโ€™s just as easy as the humble omelett, except tastier and fancier! You can serve this as a beautiful light lunch, a delicious...

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Moist Banana & Choc Chip Cake

Moist Banana & Choc Chip Cake

Moist Banana & Choc Chip Cake Oh my goodness this turned out to be AMAZING! Super rich & sweet so you donโ€™t need much. But definitely worth making it and itโ€™s such an easy quick bake! Hope you give it a go. 1 cup self raising flour1 cup Kelloggโ€™s original all...

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Lemon Cheesecake Pavlova Pull Apart

Lemon Cheesecake Pavlova Pull Apart

๐‹๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐๐š๐ฏ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐š ๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐€๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ Hereโ€™s a lovely little idea thatโ€™s perfect for sharing and easy on points so everyone can enjoy. 250 g reduced fat ricotta200 g 99% fat free plain yoghurtIf you are in NZ i recommend @cyclops_yoghurt (in Australia I use @yoproau )1...

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Chicken Mango Salad with Citrus Dressing

Chicken Mango Salad with Citrus Dressing

Presenting my Zero Hero fresh and delectable summer salad โ€“ an effortless masterpiece that never fails to charm a crowd. Give it a try and relish the burst of flavors! It was a winning recipe ringing in the New Year, and Iโ€™m sure it will be all Summer long. Itโ€™s also...

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Easy Cheesy French Onion Chicken Bake

Easy Cheesy French Onion Chicken Bake

๐„๐€๐’๐˜ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐„๐’๐˜ ๐…๐‘๐„๐๐‚๐‡ ๐Ž๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‚๐‡๐ˆ๐‚๐Š๐„๐ ๐๐€๐Š๐„ The Sauce is AMAZING!I served with veggies & potato for extra points, but the chicken dish itself is only 4 points!Serves 2 - 4 points a serve 2 Chicken breast Fillets30 g French onion packet soup2/3 cup Chicken stock30 ml...

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Anna Van Dyken

WW turned my life around. I lost 70 kilograms โ€“ thatโ€™s an entire person, and half my body weight. I used to be the size of two people, and now I am just one . . .

When I walked into my local WW meeting one Saturday morning in 2012, I weighed almost 143 kilograms. For years I had been eating for emotional comfort, rather than nourishment.

After my beloved sister, Christina, died from a rare type of bone cancer โ€“ the same year my son, Ethan, was born โ€“ I had turned to food, no longer caring about myself or my health. This is when my weight got completely out of control. I knew I had to change the unhealthy habits that had become part of my daily life, and I left that first WW meeting armed with the knowledge and tools I needed to bring about change, including cookbooks, measuring spoons and kitchen scales.

I already knew how to cook: a happy childhood spent kneading pasta and baking delicious cakes alongside my beautiful Nonna had blessed me with a love of good ingredients and sharing meals. I just needed to learn a different way of cooking; to make it healthy and nourishing, as well as delicious.

 

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I was โ€“ and still am โ€“ so lucky to have the unwavering support of Rodney, my husband, and Ethan (the light of my life). Initially overwhelmed by the task that lay ahead, I sobbed in Rodneyโ€™s arms one night.

He then said the wise words that completely changed my attitude to my weight-loss journey: โ€˜You canโ€™t change everything at once, Anna. You need to do things little by little.โ€™

I decided to change one habit at a time and aim for achievable 5 kilogram goals. And it worked.

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