Healthy dinner ideas for two

Wondering what you should make for dinner tonight? Be inspired by our favourite triple-tested, super-healthy dishes, perfectly portioned for two people.

Chicken in a creamy sauce with asparagus, leeks and peas

When you're cooking for just two, it can be easy to fall back on making the same dishes day in, day out – especially if you're trying to eat more healthily, too. We have plenty of fresh ideas to inspire you to mix up your weekly menu while still eating well. Discover our top 10 dinner recipes that taste great, serve two people and are super-healthy to boot.

Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

A plate of salmon with purple sprouting broccoli and sweet potato mash

Creamy sweet potato mash, full-flavoured roast broccoli and salmon with a delicious soy-honey marinade – midweek dinners don't get much better than this. It counts as one of your weekly portions of oily fish, and it's easy, quick and low-calorie.

Get the recipe: Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

Kidney bean curry

Vegan kidney bean curry served with rice

This easy vegan curry uses common storecupboard ingredients – ideal for busy weeknights when you’ve not got much in the fridge. It’s gluten-free and healthy too – just pair with basmati or brown rice for a delicious yet super-nutritious dinner.

Get the recipe: Kidney bean curry

All-in-one chicken with wilted spinach

A chicken traybake with roast vegetables and wilted spinach

This simple chicken recipe is cooked in one roasting tin, saving you time and effort on the washing-up. It’s packed with flavour, thanks to root vegetables, garlic, herbs and spices, and uses budget-friendly chicken thighs to help keep costs down.

Get the recipe: All-in-one chicken with wilted spinach

Prawn jambalaya

Prawn jambalaya

Save time and effort on the washing-up with this one-pan wonder. It’s low-fat, low-calorie and packs an impressive four of your 5-a-day into one portion.

Get the recipe: Prawn jambalaya

Creamy chicken & asparagus braise

Chicken breast with a creamy sauce, asparagus, leeks and peas

You’ll thoroughly enjoy eating your greens in this low-calorie dish. Pan-fry lean chicken breasts and serve with a creamy yogurt-based sauce flavoured with garlic and plenty of herbs.

Get the recipe: Creamy chicken & asparagus braise

Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

Steaks served with a goulash sauce and wilted spinach

Steak-lovers, rejoice! You'll love this lean fillet steak served with a vegetable sauce, wilted spinach and sweet potato wedges – and, it counts as all five of your 5-a-day. If you’re vegetarian, try a tasty roast aubergine version instead.

Get the recipe: Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

Pan-cooked feta with beetroot salsa & bean mash

Pan-cooked slices of feta served with garlicky bean mash and beetroot salsa

This vegetarian dish is refreshingly different, featuring golden, pan-fried feta slices perched atop garlicky mashed beans. We've added a punchy beetroot salsa to add colour, texture and plenty of flavour.

Get the recipe: Pan-cooked feta with beetroot salsa & bean mash

Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

Pork souvlaki served with wholegrain rice and Greek salad

Try a taste of the Med with this Greek-inspired dish. Infuse lean pork tenderloin with a zesty, peppery marinade, then pair with a herby rice side dish and a fresh, crunchy salad.

Get the recipe: Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

Fusilli pasta with chunks of roasted squash, spinach and pecans

Put seasonal squash to good use in this colourful vegan pasta dish flavoured with sage and garlic. We’ve increased the fibre content by using wholewheat pasta, plus healthy fats (and a satisfying crunch) from pecan nuts.

Get the recipe: Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

Chicken katsu curry

Chicken katsu curry with rice and salad

You won’t believe that this moreish curry is super-healthy – it tastes too good! We've covered lean chicken breasts with flaked almonds and baked, rather than fried, them until crisp and crunchy. Paired with a curried sauce, fibre-rich brown rice and a fresh, crunchy salad, it's sure to become a firm favourite.

Get the recipe: Chicken katsu curry

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This article was published on 3 June 2019.

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