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