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
Salad - CousCous topped with Garlic & Chilli Prawns 1/2 cup cooked couscous2 tbls Fresh pineapple diced2 tbls red Capsicum diced2 tbls red onion Diced1 tbls Fresh parsley choppedSqueeze of lemon juice200 gms raw prawns1/2 clove grated garlicPinch of chilli...
Beef And Rice Bake 500 gms heart smart beef mince1 cup aborio rice (uncooked)400 gms can tomatoes2 tbls balsamic vinegar3 tbls worstershire sauce2 tbls tomato paste1 cup mozzerella cheese2 tsp dried mix Italian herbsSalt/Pepper1 onion diced2 cloves garlic grated1 cup...
Cheesy Rice Slice A very quick throw together slice using up some leftover cooked rice, turned into a delicious easy meal. 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (or white)3 eggs beaten2 tsp garlic oil (normal works fine)2 tbls grated Parmesan cheese70 gms Bega 50% less...
Overnight Oats - Apple & Blueberry These last in the fridge for up to 4 days so I make a few up at a time, you can flavour them as you like. 60 gms Chobani plain Greek yogurt30 gms rolled oats80 ml no added sugar apple juice8 gms raisinsPinch of cinnamon Mix...
Parfait - Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Banana & Choc Nut Breakfast Parfait …. Ummmm yes please! CALLING ALL PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS 170 gms Chobani plain Greek yoghurt15 gms @thenuttywhey peanut butter powder (prepared or PB2)7 gms Macro raw mixed nuts (chopped)5 gms Coles...
Fritters - Cauliflower Hashbrown ZERO smart point Cauliflower Hashbrown Fritters 1/2 cauliflower (riced or grated)2 tbls s/r Wholemeal or white flour2 eggs1/2 clove garlicFresh chopped parsley (as much as you like)1 tsp dried mixed herbs1/4 red onion diced...
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!