My Latest Recipes
Anna Van Dyken is Feed Me Healthy: Author, WW Ambassador, and everyone’s Friend.
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Healthy Layered Mexican Dip Christmas Parties have Started and taking Friendly Nibbles help me stay on track during the Silly Season. This dip is Amazing Delicious & Low Fat. It also looks kinda Christmassy with the colours ? The ENTIRE dip is 10 Weight...
Spinach & Mango with Cashew Salad 30 gms cashews1 bag of fresh Spinach leaves1 - 2 handfuls of Bean shoots (as much as you like)1 large mango slicedmint leaves (whole)1/2 pomegranate (seeds only)1 small cucumber sliced5 gms of black sesame seeds. The juice of the...
One Pan Pasta Bolognese With Peas 225 gms dry rigatoni pasta1 x 3 second oil spray300 gms steggles turkey mince1 red Capsicum diced2 carrots diced1 medium zucchini diced1 medium brown onion diced2 sticks celery diced1 cup frozen peas3 garlic cloves crushed2 x 400gm...
Faux Triffle It’s a good Christmas Dessert without all the points. These are NOT mini - they are FULL SIZE for more fun 😀 1 pkt Green lite jelly1 pkt Strawberry lite jelly3/4 cup Paul’s light custard460 gms Yopro plain yoghurt6 crushes almonds Make jelly and ,...
Tuscan Pork & Apple Burger Patties These were succulent flavourful and delicious A make your own burger dinner platter. Arranging the burger patties & salad on a platter or board makes it an easy family style meal of putting it together yourself in the...
Mediterranean Chicken Burger So I turned my Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs into Burger Patties. Holy Yum Batman ? I made 4 GIANT Patties for 4sp each (bit of an overkill) should have made them smaller but I was lazy ? anyway .... THE PATTIE500 gms Chicken Breast...
Anna Van Dyken
WW turned my life around. I lost 70 kilograms – that’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 – the same year my son, Ethan, was born – 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.
I was – and still am – 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 Rodney’s arms one night.
He then said the wise words that completely changed my attitude to my weight-loss journey: ‘You can’t change everything at once, Anna. You need to do things little by little.’
I decided to change one habit at a time and aim for achievable 5 kilogram goals. And it worked.
For the people worried about the QR Code scanning of my new book and no SP. Please rest assured it is easy and makes YOUR life so simple.
- Scan the QR Code on your phone
- It will open in a browser (Safari or Google) and will then go straight to your WW App with all the information your need to store into your day/week – no matter what plan you are on.
If you want, write in pencil the SP in your book – but please remember – PENCIL – WW is forever changing – updating – keeping abreast of everything new and innovative. This book moves with the times!