My Latest Recipes
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Poached Apples & Pears In Vanilla & Cinnamon When you have a sweet craving but want something healthy. Add the fruit over hot oats for breakfast, with custard, or yoghurt as a dessert, or even as a base for apple crumble. Enjoy hot or cold. 4 Pink Lady...
Pumpkin Spiced Cake or Bread 1 cup pumpkin purée (I made my own by steaming butternut pumpkin)3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk1 cup date paste *see note at the bottom*2 eggs1/2 tsp baking powder1 tsp bi carb soda2 cups wholemeal plain flour (all purpose flour)2...
Muffins - Pumpkin Spiced Mini This was my pumpkin spice cake recipe made into mini muffins. 1 cup pumpkin purée (I made my own by steaming butternut pumpkin)3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk1 cup date paste *see note at the bottom*2 eggs1/2 tsp baking powder1...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls 1 tsp coconut oil200 gms peanut butternatural 100% nuts (I got mine from the health food store, they make their own with nothing but nuts)Pinch of salt20 gms coconut flour40 gms pure maple syrup60 gms Lindt dessert premium dark chocolate...
Muffins - Chocolate Peanut Butter 2 eggs8 fresh dates finely chopped1 tsp bi carb soda400 g tin Ardmona Pie ApplesPlease see note for variations40 gms @thenuttywhey Chocolate peanut butter powderPinch of saltPinch of cinnamon1/2 cup self raising flour Mix all...
Bliss Balls - Lemon Pistachio Matcha 70 gms Pistachio75 gms Cashews12 Pitted Medjool Dates2 tsp Matcha Powder1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste1 tbls Coconut Oil1 tbls Lemon Zest14 gms Desiccated CoconutPinch of Sea Salt14 gms Nestle milk or White or a mix ChocExtra 5 gms of...
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!