My Latest Recipes
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Apple Filled Croissant Pastries 1 sheet of reduced fat puffed pastry2 tsp brown sugar1 tsp of cinnamon or apple pie spice1 Apple (I used pink lady)Oil spray Cut pastry into 6 long trianglesSprinkle with brown sugar & apple pie spiceCut 1 Apple up thickly and place...
Cake - Apple & Cinnamon Upside Down 2 tbls brown sugar2 tsp ground cinnamon2 eggs120 gms Chobani plain yoghurt1/2 cup caster sugar2 tins 400 gm tin apple pie slices1 cup self raising flour (sifted)1/2 cup no added sugar apple purée Line a 20cm form pan at the base...
Mini Apple Pies 2 apples1/2 tsp cinnamon1/2 tbls plain flour1 tbls sweetener10 gms short crust pastry Core out 2 apples, (I used pink ladies)Put the insides in a bowlAdd 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tbls of plain flour and 1 tbls sweetener of choiceMix together and repack it...
Vanilla & Peach Toasted Meringue Pots 8-9 medium fresh ripe peaches2 tsp cinnamon1 tbls queens sugar free maple syrup1 tsp vanilla3 tbls water3 egg whites2 tbls sugar1/2 tsp vanilla paste1/4 tsp cornflour1/4 tsp white vinegar Peel and slice peaches, place in a pot...
Ginger Pear and Custard - Mini Desserts 2 pears (peeled and sliced)Pinch of cinnamon1 tsp vanillaWater to cover1/4 cup Paul’s light custard1 packet of unibic gingerbread babies (they come in a multipack in the biscuit isle) Poach or stew 2 pears in cinnamon, water...
Almond Butter Cups For the base3/4 cup raw almonds ground into a meal1/4 cup rolled oats ground into a flour2 tbls 50gms raw almond butter1.5 tbls coconut oil (warmed if necessary)1.5 tbls queens sugar free maple syrup1/4 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp pure vanilla extractPinch...
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!