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
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...
Chicken Caesar Open Sandwich 2 Light Rye bread toasted ((50gm slices))1/2 clove garlic1 grilled chicken breast sliced2 hard boiled eggs slicedCaesar Salad leaves20 ml Paul Newman honey mustard salad dressing (light)Salt & Pepper1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese (If you...
Crispy Crunchy Cornflake Chicken There’s nothing I love more than extremely CRUNCHY Coated Chicken and I like to use Cornflakes for the texture of Extra Crunchy! I also like it to have tenderness & flavour! So before crumbing I dredge the chicken in my fav mix of...
Lemon & Raspberry Cheesecakes For the filling :240 gms reduced fat Ricotta (from the deli dept)180 gms Philly cream cheese light (block at room temperature)1 tbls sweetner (i use xylitol)1 tbls fresh lemon zest1/3 cup fresh lemon juice1 egg1 tsp vanilla...
Chicken, Leek & Vegetable Slice 500 gms Chicken Breast Mince3 leeks sliced (white part only)1 medium capsicum diced2 garlic cloves grated3 cups raw spinach2 tsp dry mixed herbsSalt & Pepper to taste1/4 cup self raising flour60 gms grated country light...
Anna's Cocoa Bliss Balls As featured on the Official WW App 100 gms Raw Almonds2 Tbls Cocoa10 Medjool Dates (remove seed)2 Tsp Honey1 Tbls Sugar Free Maple20 gms Desicated Coconut Place all ingredients into a food processor EXCLUDING the coconut.Blitz to...
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!