My Latest Recipes
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated – all recipes are on Blue Plan
Triffle - Coconut Jelly Trifecta Lime jellyStrawberry jellyraspberryfresh mintCoconut Jelly160 ml can of TCC light coconut milk3/4 tsp powder gelatine (I dissolved in a little hot water) I Made up 2 different low joule jelly (lime & strawberry)2 tbls spoons of...
Home Made Jube Lollies 1 packet low cal jelly5 gms gelatine1/2 cup boiled water (from the kettle) Mix together all ingredientsPour into chocolate or lollie moulds.Set in the fridge for 1-2 hours
Triffle - Lamington sliced strawberriesdiet strawberry jelly2 tbls of Paul’s vanilla low fat custard1 Woolworths select lamington finger in halfblueberries Bottom layerSliced strawberriesPour over diet strawberry jelly - 1/4 way up the glassSet in fridge.Once setPour...
Ice Cream Sunday's - Mini Taco Boat Banana 1 mini taco boat (ole El Paso)7 gms Coles simply less plain dark Choc melted6 roasted almonds chopped30 gms peters no added sugar vanilla ice cream1 small banana chopped2 strawberries chopped1 tbls diet Choc topping (I...
Parfait - Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Serves 1 (even though there’s 2 pictured) 50 gms Philadelphia extra light spreadable cream cheese60 gms light ricottaZest of a lemon (as much as you like)1/4 tsp honey1 tsp sweetner of choice (optional)1 tsp vanilla (I used paste)1 tsp...
Taco Bowls 4 wattle valley light wraps1/2 large punnet of sliced mushrooms1 onion diced300 gms lean beef mince1/3 packet Ole El Paso taco seasoning100 gms Bega 50% grated less fat cheese (20gms per bowl)1 Punnet of cherry tomato diced1/4 Iceberg lettuce shredded40 gms...
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!