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I just wanted to put my sparkrecipes in one place for friends to access. I'm a calorie counter, and a portion controller. So some of these may be 'indulgent' but they're at least 'counted'.

(43 Recipes) Created by ANDICOONS

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Andi's 'Blackened' Chicken with Garlic Haricots Vert (greenbeans), and rosemary oven fries.
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

I cook simple dinners, and this is no exception. It's not dark or crusty like some blackened chicken but it has a heavy cajun flavor with a little bit of herbs like blackened chicken does. Shown here in picture with 1/4 chicken breast done cajun style but not 'blackened'

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 24.4g | Fat: 12.2g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 31.3g | Calories: 327.3
Andi's Campfire Easy Vegetable Soup
(no ratings)

Mom makes this slow cooked crock pot veggie soup with beef. I made a very low key alternative that is easy enough to make over a campfire or for a college student.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 40.3g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 9.8g | Protein: 9.5g | Calories: 199.7
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

When you cut a pita in half there's a hollow inside you can stuff most any sandwich/wrap ingredients inside for a tasty sandwich (less calories than 2 slices of bread)

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 36.7g | Fat: 8.7g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 37.8g | Calories: 373.1
(no ratings)

I've been making Spaghetti from a jar since i was 7, but recently we learned to jazz it up and it tastes amazing!

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 56g | Fat: 8.7g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 24.1g | Calories: 406.2
Andi's Egg Drop Soup
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

With so few calories you'll be surprised how filling this is. If your pantry is nearly bare, you're hungry and you only have a couple of minutes to make something, this is the recipe. It's very low in calories, but quite filling. Every restaurant has their own version of EggDrop soup, mine is thin, with asian flavor and very simple. You could also add corn (rinse first if canned).

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 5.4g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 12.7g | Calories: 137.6
Andi's English Muffin Pizzas
(no ratings)

I used to eat these religiously in College. They're easy, tasty, and it's possible to make them in a toaster oven. You can alter the 'toppings' to suit your needs/tastes.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 16.5g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 12.2g | Calories: 175.8
Andi's Garlic Hummus
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

I threw this together adlibing seasoning with the basic tahini to garbanzo ratio from the joy of cooking. This is so easy. And so cheap, for $1 i can buy 6 pita loafs and 78Cents I can get a can of garbanzo beans. It's a great pick me up before or after an aerobic workout. It also makes for a great snack, or even a very low calorie lunch or dinner. Once you try homemade hummus you will NEVER shell out $3 for prepackaged again.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 32.9
(no ratings)

I had the munchies one night, and a bare pantry. I threw together this crispy tortilla snack and I find it quite tasty, and easy to make. Would make a good garnish instead of croutons for a salad. Could possibly be used with dips or spreads (hadn't tried that yet). I generally eat them in place of chips. And serve at parties.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 9g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 67.6
Andi's Greek Salad
(no ratings)

I came up with this simple recipe to go with the Greek Salad Dressing i found on the internet. Shown here in picture WITH CHICKEN and without Tomatoes.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 20.6g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 9.7g | Calories: 264.8
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Found this recipe on the internet and had to size it down from industrial to household amounts

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 1.7g | Fat: 10.5g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 95.9
(no ratings)

Spicy, salty, and creamy--you'll love these easy appetizers!

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 21.4g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 1.8g | Calories: 260.1
(no ratings)

This is what I what i usually make when guests come over. I get rave reviews.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 12.7g | Fat: 33.9g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 29.7g | Calories: 455.1
(no ratings)

A simple vegetable dish, that tastes so delicious. Grilling is the key ingredient to add that smokey flavor. Also i read recently that adding small amounts of healthy fats helps to better absorb the beneficial vitamins of vegetables, like zucchini.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 3.5g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 30.2
Andi's House Salad
(no ratings)

This is my traditional salad for lunch or dinner or as a side. Shown here in picture with cucumber.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 8.1g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 127.4
Andi's Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges
(no ratings)

Using Jerk Chicken using another recipe (bottled marinade), Jerk Salad Dressing (another recipe), Mandarin oranges and fresh baby spinach, this is a spicy slightly sweet treat that's good on the waistline. This would also taste great with dried cranberries, and toasted almond slices.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 20.3g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 16.2g | Calories: 200.9
(no ratings)

You have to mix these ingredients to taste

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 75.3
(no ratings)

My mom and I both make this every time we have a special occasion. It's easy. Tasty. And portion controlled =)

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 2.4g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 51.4
Bad 1.7/5
(3 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This was rated as 'bad' by people who never tried the recipe -- because it isn't low calorie. (i'm not a magician-- cheese and meat have fat in them). I'm asked for this recipe every time I make it -- if you're looking for a tasty cheese dip give it a try, the important thing is portion control.

Carbs: 20.8g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 11.1g | Calories: 236
Andi's Old El Paso Brand Tacos
(no ratings)

A standard weekend meal. I LOVE this dinner with Milk, and Apples (maybe you would too). This recipe calls for lean beef (actually the beef i use is a little leaner than indicated but it works really well with ground lean chicken or turkey, the taco seasoning masks the taste anyway, also plain yogurt instead of sour cream works)

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 29.4g | Fat: 27.9g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 34g | Calories: 507.3
(no ratings)

I'm trying to come up with my own mustard vinegarette that's similar to Outback's which is slightly sweet, slightly thick, and has herbs in it along with a warm mustard taste. This recipe is a work in progress

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 3g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 15.1
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