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
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...
Lasagne - Beef & Roast Pumpkin You will need a batch of my Low Fat Bolognese Sauce Recipe Low Fat Bolognese Sauce Recipe4 Latina fresh lasagne sheets1 medium butternut pumpkin cut into rounds (sprinkled with salt/pepper and roasted in the oven (do this...
Low Fat Bolognese Sauce 400 gms heart smart beef minceLots of veg chopped in this sauce:2 cups of Mushrooms sliced3 med Carrots diced3 Celery sticks diced1 med yellow Capsicum diced1 med red Capsicum diced1 medium brown onion diced1 large zucchini diced2-3 cloves of...
Chicken Spinach & Feta Patties - Served With Light Sweet Chilli Sauce 400 gms low fat chicken mince1 egg250 gms cooked drained spinach (frozen & defrosted is fine, just squeeze out excess water)1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I used panko)50 gms low fat Feta (I use south...
Pizza - Topped Chicken Breast With Salad 130 gm raw chicken breast50 gms fat free hamDiced Capsicum (onion & garlic)Sprinkle of Italian herbs1 slice Bega 50% less fat cheese1 tsp leggos Italian pizza sauceSalt & Pepper On top of the raw chicken, spread 1 tsp...
Shakshuka A one pan dish that’s easy and delicious for lazy Sundays 2 tins crushed tomato1 large punnet sliced mushroom1 large red Capsicum sliced1 large yellow Capsicum sliced1 red onion sliced1 small/med zucchini diced8 eggsSpray oil (3 second spray)2 tbls fresh...
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!