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
Rainbow Salad with Grilled Lemon Herb Garlic Chicken Marinade for My Lemon Herb Garlic Chicken The Chicken500 gms Chicken Breast Tenderloins or BreastZest & Juice of 1 large lemon1/4 cup fresh chopped thyme1 tsp dried oregano3 cloves of garlic grated2 tsp garlic...
Chocolate Mousse Eggs This is what I will be serving as a dessert over Easter and I think it will go down a healthy treat. I tried it out on my boys last night and it was gobbled down with delight. 150 gms Coles Simply Less No Added Sugar dark chocolate360 gms Yopro...
Italian Chicken & Risoni Bake I’m so pleased with the flavour of this one and so was my family. Little effort, big taste win 500 gms Chicken Breast Mince1 cup Risoni pasta (dry)2 tsp Masterfoods Tuscan Seasoning1 Tbls balsamic vinegar2 tsp garlic olive oil1 cup...
Double Choc Banana Bread Muffins When you really want a chocolate hit but want to keep it relatively good, these are my new go to, along side any of my bliss balls. 4-5 RIPE blitzed well bananas (mine are med-large)200 gms self raising flour sifted50 gms cocoa powder...
Sweet & Sour Chicken 500 gm Chicken Breast diced1 large onion diced chunky1 yellow capsicum diced chunky1 red capsicum diced chunky1 orange or green capsicum diced chunky1 400gm tin of pineapple pieces in juice drained2 Tbls soy sauce2 Tbls Ayam light sweet chilli...
Sticky BBQ Glazed Meatballs For the Meatballs .500 gms Chicken Breast Mince1 Small onion finely diced3 Tbls Fresh flat leaf parsley chopped finelySalt & Pepper3 tsp Masterfoods all purpose seasoningFor the sticky BBQ glaze1 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce1 Tbls Apple...
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!