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
Chilli Con Carne & Rice No packet mix here, just fresh ingredients with spices, and the flavour is amazing! 500 gms Lean beef mince2 tbls tomato paste1 cup water1 tin chopped tomato1 beef stock cube1 tin kidney beans drained3-4 cloves garlic grated1 large onion...
Filo Pasties 6 sheets Filo pastry1 cup sliced mushrooms2 bags of steam fresh frozen peas carrot & corn1 onion diced400 gm lean beef mince1 tbls Worcestershire sauce1 tbls original gravy powder1 tbls tomato pasteSalt & Pepper1/2 tsp mixed dried herbsOil spray...
Cottage Cheese, Spinach & Egg On Pumpkin Rounds For me, snacking between meals is essential. It keeps my hunger at bay and carries me over til my next meal. On hungry days I try and stick to whole foods that will keep me fuller longer. 2 thick slices of butternut...
Silverbeet, Chicken & Leek Slice 500 gms Chicken Breast Mince 8 med eggs 1/4 cup self raising flour 60 gms Bega country 50% light grated cheese 20 gms parmesan cheese 3 tsp mixed dried herbs 2 garlic cloves grated 1 leek thinly sliced 1 bunch raw silverbeet...
Prawn Stir Fry For One 1-2 cloves garlic200 gms raw green peeled prawns1-2 tsp fresh ginger grated (optional)Stir fry mix (store bought tonight)Oil spray1/2 tsp Black sesame seeds1 tbls light sweet chilli sauce2 tsp lite soy sauce.salt & pepper (chilli optional)...
Smoked Salmon & Philly Cheese Wrap 1 Goodness Superfoods Barley Wrap30 gms Kraft Philly spreadable extra Light Cream Cheese1/3 cup raw Spinach leaves100 gms Smoked SalmonSpanish Onion1 tsp Capers Layer it all in the wrap
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!