Healthy Recipes for Two

Whether you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner for two or planning a special meal for two, our healthy recipes will help you get dinner on the table. We've got plenty of dinner recipes for two, including starters, salads, entrees, and sweets.

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    Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo

    Rich and creamy Alfredo doesn't sound like a typical healthy dinner, but lean scallops and nutrient-rich asparagus amp up the health factor while reduced-fat cream cheese keeps things creamy and light. Bonus: The dinner comes together in just 30 minutes.

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    Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

    The balsamic reduction and garnish of fresh thyme and tomatoes give this recipe a sophisticated look, but it requires only five basic ingredients and 25 minutes to make.

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    Maple Mahi Mahi Salad

    Quick-cooking fish adds protein and flavor to a simple cabbage-based salad; a homemade maple syrup dressing brings surprising sweetness. Dried cherries, almonds, and snow peas add texture and flavor to the healthy dinner for two.

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    Avocado and Tomatillo Sandwiches with Pesto

    Prep a quick and healthy dinner for two with our vegetarian sandwiches boasting home-pickled onions and herb pesto. The delicious sandwiches are perfect for a low-key meal at home or a quick bite on the go.

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    How to Cook Lobster Tails

    Impress at dinner with a tasty plate of lobster tails. Here's how.

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    Italian Turkey Salad

    Loads of veggies (leafy greens, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, oh my!) and lean turkey come together for a delicious, nutrient-rich dinner for two. Serve with a crusty whole wheat bread to round out the healthy meal.

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    Chicken Pot Pie for Two

    Cozy up to an individual casserole filled with the classic comfort flavors of carrots, celery, mushrooms, garlic, chicken, and peas under a pastry crust. It's a satisfying all-in-one meal with only 364 calories.

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    Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Salmon is a health food all-star -- it's chock-full of protein, amino acids, and good-for-you fats. Let it shine in our easy-to-make salad featuring our homemade strawberry vinaigrette and chopped pecans.

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    Pasta with Swiss Chard

    This veggie-filled supper comes together in just 35 minutes, making it great for a busy weeknight. But all the colors and a sprinkling of Parmesan make it pretty enough to serve for a special occasion, too.

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    Sweet and Tangy Chicken Wrap

    A whopping 34 grams of protein fill each serving of our healthy chicken sandwiches. Customize the delicious wraps to fit your taste -- you can switch for a spinach, multigrain, tomato, or whole wheat tortilla.

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    Grilled Flank Steak Salad

    A colorful mix of veggies -- peppers, corn, cherry tomatoes, and more -- makes a fresh base for this savory steak salad. Bring it all together with a light drizzle of our homemade cilantro dressing.

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    Tiramisu Bites

    We give this classic Italian dessert a delicious twist that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Top the 63-calorie treats with fresh raspberries and white chocolate curls for a bakery-worthy presentation.

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    Ham and Spinach Two-Cheese Pasta

    Hearty ham and spinach meet in these adorable individual casseroles. The cheesy pasta is infused with tangy mustard and features a golden and bubbly Parmesan topping.

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    Golden Squash Bisque

    Every spoonful of this golden squash soup bursts with bright, savory flavor. Stir in onions and fresh seasonings to enhance its natural earthiness, then serve alongside whole grain crackers for dunking.

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    Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

    These 300-calorie panini are perfect for a quick dinner for two. In less than 20 minutes, you can have a tender tilapia sandwich filled with all your favorite fixings -- tomatoes, baby spinach, and melty cheese -- and our crisp apple-carrot slaw.

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    Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano Pepper

    Fill oven-baked zucchini shells with tender veggies for dinner tonight. Poblano peppers turn up the spice in this Mexican-inspired dish, while garlic and Monterey Jack cheese keep things savory.

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    Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin

    A stuffing of onion, mushrooms, pear, and thyme gives succulent turkey an amazing flavor twist. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme for a special touch.

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    Mocha Cream Shake

    Vanilla frozen yogurt and a strong splash of coffee join to create a shake that's all grown up. Sprinkle on a few shavings of grated dark chocolate for a rich and pretty garnish.

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    Sizzling Catfish

    Cornmeal, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and herbs make up the crispy coating for the fried fish in this Southern dinner recipe.

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    Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

    Who needs takeout when you can create a cozy noodle bowl at home? (And for fewer calories!) Ours features fresh bok choy, pea pods, radishes, and chicken in a simmering ginger broth.

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    Caramelized Apple Tostadas

    Crispy tortillas take the place of high-calorie pastry in this fruit-filled, low-fat dessert. Add a light dusting of powdered sugar for a special touch.

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    Pasta with Garbanzo Beans

    This meatless pasta dinner still packs a protein punch with 20 grams of protein. The beans, veggies, and whole wheat pasta also fuel you with 10 grams of fiber.

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    Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Chops

    For an elegant dinner at home, try these apricot- and Dijon-glazed lamb chops that take only 25 minutes to make.

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    Tangy Chicken Salad

    This 15-minute recipe is perfect to pack for lunch or as a light weeknight supper. For a heartier meal, serve it as a sandwich or with whole grain crackers.

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    Slow-Cooked Beef and Vegetables for Two

    Come home to the unmistakable aroma of beef pot roast simmering in the slow cooker with this low-cal version made just for two.

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    Citrus Granita

    With a little planning, you can finish your meal with this refreshing frozen dessert loaded with great citrus flavor.

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    Cornish Game Hens with Quick Rice Pilaf

    This homey dish makes an elegant entree for a special night in. Well-seasoned poultry served with an easy whole grain rice pilaf is a satisfying dinner for two.

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    Italian Shrimp Soup

    While soup is often made to feed a crowd, this 30-minute recipe is customized to serve two. It's impressive enough for a special occasion but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

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    Chicken Chili

    Loaded with chicken, beans, and veggies, this chili also gets tremendous flavor from jalapeno, cumin, and oregano. Each bowl packs an amazing 11 grams of fiber!

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    Sweet and Fiery Polenta Fries

    This 160-calorie shortcut side uses purchased polenta for easy prep and a yummy combo of salt, cumin, sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper for immense flavor.

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    Raspberry Tiramisu

    Espresso-soaked ladyfingers form the base of this twist on the classic Italian dessert. Raspberries lend bright color and freshness, but you could use any berry you like.

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    Spring Green on Greens

    This fresh salad provides two delicious vegetable servings. Zucchini, asparagus, peas, greens, and a dressing of green salsa and vinegar create a beautiful monochrome salad.

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    How to Cook Greens

    Watch how easy it is to cook all kinds of greens to serve as a healthy side dish.

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    Tuscany Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    A stuffing of Fontina cheese, fresh sage, and roasted peppers transforms a basic chicken breast into an elegant entree.

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    Romaine Hearts with Blue Cheese

    This 10-minute restaurant-worthy side dish is loaded with blue cheese, walnuts, and red onion, and has only 212 calories.

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    Sorbet Melon Parfaits

    This special dessert for two gets light, refreshing flavors from fruit and sweet sorbet. Pouring champagne on top adds a festive flavor dimension.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pasta dishes, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. These fresh recipes all make for a delicious dinner that the whole family will love.
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