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 Sweet Chilli & Maple Salmon 1 x skinless salmon portion1/2 Tbls Sugar Free Maple Syrup1/2 Tbls Ayam sweet chilli light sauce1/2 Tbls soy sauce1/2 clove garlic grated (optional)Salt & Pepper . Served with 1/2 Tip Top wholemeal toasted muffin (2)1/2...
Open Greek Style Burger Based on my Greek Meatball recipe, I used the mix to make Greek style burgers. They worked out beautifully. Can you believe that these 2 open burgers are only 4 Smart Points? I know, you certainly don’t need to...
Cauliflower & Pear Soup 300 ml chicken stock400 gms cauliflower florets2 pears peeled & choppedSalt & Pepper In a saucepan place all ingredients, cook until cauliflower & pear are tender.Blitz until smooth Serve with 1 Tbls yopro plain yoghurt & 1...
Creamy Pumpkin & Maple Soup 1 whole large Kent pumpkin - roasted in the oven (flesh scooped out once cooked and set aside.)2 chopped brown onions4-5 celery sticks chopped2-3 carrots chopped3-4 garlic cloves1 tin diced tomato2 tsp dried mixed herbsSalt + Pepper6...
Chicken & Prawn/Chive Wanton Soup 1/2 bunch Bok Choy2 cups chicken stock1/2 tbls soy sauceAdded water if needed1/2 punnet fresh baby corn cut in half or tinned50 gms yum Cha frozen prawn Chive wontons100 gms cooked chicken shredded breast1/3 cup of fresh...
Minestrone soup 6 cups chicken stock2 cups water1 x 3 second Olive oil spray100 gm of Aldi berg short cut bacon diced130 gms dry pasta (whichever you like)1 can of either Cannellini beans or red kidney beans (drained)1 cup frozen peas1 tin diced tomato4 celery sticks4...
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!