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 Salmon - Lemon It doesn’t need to be complicated it does however need to be delicious and this also happens to be nutritious I cook my sweet potato in chicken stock to add extra flavour (don’t drain it all off, use some of the liquid & mash the potato with...
Lunch Platter - Prawns Cooked prawnsBeautiful mixed tomatoesCucumber slices2 Boiled Eggs50 gms Always Fresh Pitted Olives55 gms South Cape Reduced Fat Greek Feta Home made seafood sauce1 big Tbls Yopro plain1/2-1 tsp @celebratehealth Tomato sauce1/4 tsp...
Salmon in Springwater Salad It’s a case of whatever I had in the fridge and pantry! It’s shopping day so this is as good as it gets! How many times has canned salmon, corn or bean mix saved me?!Literally pantry staples Dressing I will drizzle over the top.Can’t...
Edible Crunchy Wrap Bowls Extremely Satisfying to crunch on this lunch! And would you believe it’s only 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points! Delicious 1 x Wattle Valley Lite Wrap (3sp bought from IGA)20 gms Avocado (1sp)Grilled chicken Breast (marinated in 1tbls Lite sweet...
Breakfast Feast 1 sourdough bread slice (toasted)2 eggs + water (scrambled)Sautéed Mushroom & Tomatoes2 tsp garlic olive oilFresh Spinach You’ll need 2 small pans. Cut the mushrooms in half and drop in a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil, over medium/high heat, try not...
Dip - Pumpkin Hummus 1 Tin Chickpeas (drained)1-2 tbls Cooked Mashed Pumpkinwrap in alfoil, it gives a creamy nutty texture and flavour1 Zest Lemon1-2 Cloves Garlic1 Tbls Lemon JuiceSalt & Pepper to taste Mix together in mini food processor or blender. The longer...
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!