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
Chicken Burrito Bowl Who doesn't love a bowl full of goodness and colour!! Need to feed the soul and the tummy - well this is IT !! 1 x 150gm chicken breast1 tsp masterfoods Portuguese seasoning1/2 cup boiled basmati rice25 gms sliced avocado1/3 cup corn...
Christmas Mug Muffin This was extremely yum! In fact it’s probably going to be our Christmas Breakfast every year. Festive Flavour you can’t beat! Think a cross between a steamed pudding and light fruit cake and it would make a wonderful dessert, just add custard. 30...
Fruit Mince Tartlets Best served the same day as cooking. 3 sheets filo pastry 240 gms fruit mince mix (SEE NOTES) 4 x3 second oil spray 6 tsp flakes almonds (toasted) Layer 3 sheets of filo pastry over each other, spraying oil spray in between each sheet. Cut...
Healthy Christmas Fruit Mince Recipe My husband LOVES fruit mince at Christmas time, especially for pies, so I made it my mission to make a batch of homemade fruit mince to use in various ways and make delicious Christmas treats with. 2 pink lady apples grated10...
Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls Tastes like Christmas 12 medjool dates (pips removed)20 gms macro wholefoods almond meal45 gms Avalanche Sugar Free drinking chocolate1/2 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp cloves1/4 tsp ginger1/4 tsp nutmeg2 tbls water to...
Apple Pie Bliss Balls Who doesn’t love the flavours of apple pie? These were a total experiment that went absolutely fabulously and the taste was on point. They took literally 10 minutes to make, and they disappeared very quickly. The big tick of approval from my...
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!