My Latest Recipes
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Summer Rice Salad My favourite summer salad Goes lovely with grilled chicken which is now 0 Smart Points! 2 cups boiled basmati rice (cooked & cooled)1 Small red onion (diced)1/2 Lebanese cucumber (diced)1/2 red capsicum (diced)1/2 yellow capsicum (diced)1-2...
Caramelised Pineapple Upside Down Cake As everyone knows, my husband LOVES pineapple, so I have adapted this recipe to suit my love ♥ 1 tin crushed pineapple (in juice drained)2 tsp Cinnamon2 Tbls brown sugar1/3 cup caster sugar1 cup self raising flour...
Maple Mustard Pork & Apple Tray Bake This one is ALL about that marinade over the pork! Of course you can use any meat with this one, chicken especially. I love tray bakes because they are quick to make, and cook together at once, especially when your time poor or...
Prosciutto wrapped Chicken Breast with Sweet Potato Mash, Broccolini & Sweet Corn. 1 medium Chicken Breast2 slices of Prosciutto1 cup steamed or boiled mashed sweet potato seasoned with salt and pepper1/2 bunch Broccolini steamed1/3 cup steamed corn kernels...
Creamy Chicken Cottage Pie with Parmesan Pumpkin Mash 1 kg Chicken Breast Mince1 leek finely sliced2 1/2 cups frozen mixed veg (carrots, corn, peas)4 cloves garlic grated2 Tbls fresh thyme2 tbls fresh parsley2 Tbls djon mustard2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce50 ml...
Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Chicken As everyone now knows, my husband LOVES Pineapple - so I aim to please 🙂 500 gms Chicken Breast diced1 Whole Pineapple cut in half (flesh scooped out and diced)1 Red Onion (Dices)1 clove Garlic (Grated)1 pkt Celebrate Health...
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!