My Latest Recipes
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Anna's blueberry coconut bliss balls Recipe from Anna's cookbook, 'How I've Kept The Weight Off'. Made from staple ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, these bliss balls are simply delicious. They are all freezer friendly, so you can prep a...
Anna's cheese and bacon breakfast loaf Recipe from Anna's cookbook, 'How I've Kept The Weight Off'. Preparing simple dishes like this in advance keeps Anna organised during a busy week, and she can pre-track the recipe the night before. This loaf...
Anna's Cheat's Cabbage Roll Recipe from Anna's cookbook, 'How I've Kept The Weight Off'. Anna remembers watching her mum prepare cabbage rolls when she was a child. They didn’t eat them often, as they were so time consuming to make. However,...
Lemon Slice Bliss Balls 6 weetbix12 big medjool dates2 tsp pure maple syrup55 gms desiccated coconut (reserve 15g for rolling)1 lemon zest2 tbls lemon juice Break down the dates by pulsing in the food processor.Add all other ingredients reserving 15g of...
Fried Rice Cups 500 gms Chicken Breast Mince2 cups Boiled basmati rice1 cup Pineapple pieces in juice drained1 Small diced red onion1 Small red capsicum diced2 cups Frozen mix veg (peas/corn/carrot)1 tblp Grated fresh ginger1 tblp Grated fresh garlic1 tblp Soy...
Roasted Vegetable Salad 1/2 Butternut Pumpkin2 Red capsicum2-3 Beetroot (depending on size)1 Eggplant Dice all the vegetables, lay them on a roasting tray, lightly spray with real olive oil, toss and roast until just cooked.180c for 35-40 minutes depending on...
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!