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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    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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    Risotto with Chicken and Spring Peas

    In just 30 minutes, you can have this meal-in-a-bowl Italian chicken and rice recipe on the table. It tastes slow-simmered and way richer than its speedy prep time and 351 calories would make you believe.

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    Greek Feta Burgers

    A creamy tzatziki-inspired sauce on top—and a spoonful of feta cheese mixed into the patties—makes these burgers taste way better than anything you can order from a drive-through window. Serve in a whole wheat bun for a fiber boost.

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    Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad with Chicken

    Whole grain hack: Instead of boiling like you might with pasta or rice, “cook” bulgur by soaking it in water for a half hour. To finish this high-protein entree, mix in veggies and fresh herbs, then serve with lean grilled chicken.

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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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    Rosemary-Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

    A homemade herb simple syrup and a sprig of fresh rosemary lend a grown-up, garden-fresh spin to this gin and juice drink. Since it’s one of the main flavor elements of this sip, we recommend squeezing your grapefruit juice fresh.

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    Maple Mahi Mahi Salad

    Quick-cooking fish adds protein and flavor to a simple cabbage-base 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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    Chocolate-Strawberry Parfaits

    Healthy enough to be breakfast, yet chocolaty enough to be dessert, these Greek yogurt parfaits wrap up date night with a sweet and easy finish. With 13 grams of protein, one layered glass is sure to fill you up.

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    Italian Turkey Salad

    Loads of veggies (leafy greens, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes) and lean turkey come together for a delicious nutrient-rich dinner for two. Serve with 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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    Southwest Kale Salad with Pepitas

    Give leftover chicken or turkey new life in this 398-calorie superfood salad. Kale, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and more make this healthy entree a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

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    Crispy Almond Fish with Potato Crisps

    Coated in a mix of bread crumbs and chopped almonds, these baked cod fillets are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside—just like fried fish and chips but with way fewer calories and grease! A spritz of cooking spray is all the potato slices need to get crispy.

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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. Drizzle a white wine pan sauce over the finished produce for a restaurant-style plate.

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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 chopped pecans and our homemade strawberry vinaigrette.

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    Apple Creme Brulees

    Instead of fussing with a brulee torch or broiling, try drizzling creme brulee with a caramelized sugar topping. Almost all of these yogurt-base custards can be made a day in advance, leaving you plenty of time to focus on the entree (and your dining companion).

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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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    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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    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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    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 bubbly golden Parmesan topping.

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    Triple-Citrus Whiskey Sour

    Six types of citrus (pomelo, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, and mandarin) make this whiskey cocktail true to its "sour" moniker. Garnish with a skewer of lemon wedge, mandarin leaf, and maraschino cherry for a pretty stir stick.

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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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    Stuffed Eggplant Mediterranean-Style

    Mushrooms, tomatoes, and a bit of rice team up in the cheesy stuffing for this low-calorie vegetarian side. Try it with steak or chicken for a fresh and figure-friendly meal.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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