Cooking a healthy dinner for a quick meal or a fun date night at home might seem like a tall order. After all, many want to impress their date with delicious and impressive dishes without too much hassle. So why not rely on these healthy dishes for two that capitalize on flavor and serve up some serious nutrients, and will leave you feeling full and satisfied? And did we mention they’re downright delicious?
Whether you’re hungry for a vegetarian recipe that is still high in protein (try sticky tofu bowls!) or one that’s loaded with lean protein like roasted salmon or chicken breast, these healthy dinner recipes are sure to hit the spot. Wondering what healthy really means? Good Housekeeping’s Nutrition Director Stefani Sassos suggests eating a well-rounded meal with a variety of ingredients: “The best healthy low-calorie meals are packed with a combination of produce, filling fiber, lean protein and healthy fats to keep the body fueled and satisfied.” And trust us, these dishes are far from boring.
While these easy dinner ideas (most ready in under 30 minutes!) can be easily halved for two servings, the leftovers are perfect the next day (hello, make ahead meals!). So roll up your sleeves and get cooking (why not together?) for an epic date night dinner. And don’t forget to leave room for a sweet treat (fresh fruit dessert, anyone?).