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
Chessy Corn Muffin 250 gms corn kernels, tin or fresh55 gms beg country cheese, 50% less fat1/2 small red onion, diced6 eggs2 tbs self-raising flour2 tbs fresh thymesalt and pepper Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pour into silicone baking muffin...
Sweet Potato & Chicken Patties These turned out to be a delightful & delicious finger food. I had some leftover sweet potato, so I turned them into patties. 500 gms Chicken Breast Mince 200 gms cooked sweet potato 1 red onion finely diced 2 garlic cloves...
Christmas Reindeer Bliss Balls It’s officially the start of the Christmas Month ?I’m sure I’m not alone with that, however, I’m kicking off the season to be jolly with these cute little guys. Question is, do they look like reindeer or koalas ?? ?Well ... either works...
Crustless Quiche Light & fluffy plus tasty & easy = Perfect . What’s the difference between a frittata & a Quiche? Quiche is more of an egg custard meaning it has milk, eggs and or cream, a frittata is mostly just egg, and a lot denser in texture. 4...
Healthy Mac n Cheese Bake A slight variation on my Mac n Cheese Cups 250 gms dry pasta (I used small pasta shape)100 gms Mozerella light shredded Cheese (Coles or Woolworths brand)175 gms Reduced fat short cut bacon (I used Aldi Berg short cut)1 small onion (diced)2...
Crunchy Cornflake Crumbed Chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce . What’s for dinner at your house ? I had a craving for crunchy crispy kfc tenders with their honey mustard sauce, but I don’t want all those ridiculous points, so I’m having this instead! Tenders500...
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!