Cooking for Two? Try These Healthy Dinner Dishes
Having a nice dinner in together doesn't mean you have to splurge. Keep on track with your health goals while eating some delicious dishes, by using our collection of recipes for two. These meals serve a pair, so you don't have to worry about leftovers. They also mainly focus on veggie-heavy ingredients lists. Counting calories? No worries, each serving from this round up is 500 calories or less.
Simple Lemon Herb Chicken
This no-fuss recipe makes the perfect main dish for dinner. The simple ingredients list means you'll almost have everything you need on-hand. Serve the chicken over a salad, with a side of vegetables and grains, or chopped in a whole-wheat wrap.
Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas
Firing up the grill together can be a fun activity for an evening in. This recipe loads up your pizza crust with pesto, two cheeses, and a variety of vegetables. For an extra kick of flavor, some reviewers recommended briefly marinating the veggies.
Grilled Salmon with Curried Peach Sauce
Change up your seafood game with this Indian-inspired dish. A grilled salmon steak is smothered in a sweet and savory peach curry sauce, perfect for serving with a side of steamed green beans and basmati rice.
Baja-Style Chicken Bowl
Not only is this dish just the right serving for two, but it also cooks in one pan so you don't have to worry about washing up afterwards.
Stuffed Peppers My Way
Stuffing peppers is one of the easiest ways to dress up a combination of grains and vegetables. Seasoned Arborio rice is paired with tomatoes and feta cheese in this recipe. For extra flavor, cook the rice in broth, but remember to use vegetable broth if you want this to be a vegetarian main dish.
Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)
Cheesy, herby, and savory, this Italian casserole is sure to be a showstopper. Zucchini and tomatoes are layered with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese before baking. Serve with a side salad and crusty baguette for a complete meal.
Chicken, Asparagus, and Mushroom Skillet
Dishes will be easier than ever with a one-skillet dinner. In this recipe, chicken breast, fresh asparagus, and hearty mushrooms are sautéed in an herby butter until deliciously tender. Serve with a side of whole-wheat pasta or brown rice to soak up the excess sauce.
Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables
Stir-fry is a simple way to add more veggies to your dinner. Broccoli, bell pepper, and zucchini all make an appearance in this dish. The vegetable combination is cooked with chicken in a savory soy sauce, making it perfect for serving with a side of rice.
Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
This simple recipe is perfect for tofu novices and experts alike. A marinade of Sriracha, soy sauce, and sesame oil to give the tofu and vegetables flavor from the inside out. Then, a few minutes on the grill adds an extra layer of taste thanks to the smoky char left on the skewers.