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
Baked Vanilla Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake Something naughty that's actually healthy! 750 gms Reduced fat Ricotta cheese (From the deli not the tub)130 gms Chobani 0.5% yoghurt or Aldi high protein yoghurt1 Tbls Pure maple syrup1-2 whole vanilla beans (split in...
Teriyaki Chicken Grilled This may be an EASY recipe idea but sometimes I look at my fridge and say - WHAT NOW!!! Anyone else the same ? Simple Quick Delicious & Easy. Meals don’t need to take hours to make or be tasty, sometimes in less than 10 minutes...
Nuttvia Mini Muffins 3 Ingredient Nuttvia Mini Muffins Can't get ANY easier than this! And yum 3/4 cup self raising flour2 eggs lightly beaten1 cup 250gms Nuttvia Spread Mix ingredients together and spoon heaped teaspoons into mini muffin moulds.Bake for 15-18 minutes...
Nuttvia Biscuits I sooooo wanted to call these "I Can't Believe It's Not Nutella Biscuits" ? but I'll go with ... 4 Ingredient Nuttvia Biscuits Super Crunchy, not overly sweet but a delicious biscuit treat. 1 cup plain flour 1 tbls castor sugar 1 egg 1 cup Nuttvia...
Mini Hotdogs 1 Coles Bake at home buffet roll1 Mini cocktail franks1 tsp American mustard1 tsp Tomato sauce (I use celebrate life no added sugar brand) 4 Weight Watcher Smart Points Each 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points if you use skinless cocktail...
Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts 1 cup self raising flour1/4 cup sweetner of choice (I use xylitol)1/4 tsp bi carb soda1 egg3/4 unsweetened vanilla almond milk20 gms Aldi butterfully light butter1/3 cup Queens sugar free maple syrup4 tsp cinnamon sugar Sift all dry...
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!