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    Updated on May 29, 2019. Posted on Dec 18, 2016

    12 Date Night Dinners That Are Also Healthy

    Good for you, good for two.

    1. Easy Italian Chicken Skillet

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    Ready to go in about 30 minutes, and since it all cooks in one pan, cleanup is a breeze. (This version serves four — but you could easily halve it.) Recipe here.

    2. Vegetable Stir-Fry

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    Served over brown rice and topped with an easy sauce of soy sauce, honey, and lime. Recipe here.

    3. Shakshuka for Two

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    Whoever said eggs were only for breakfast hasn't tried shakshuka yet. 🍳 Recipe here.

    4. 15-Minute Beef with Broccoli

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    Cheaper than delivery and makes enough for leftovers. Recipe here.

    5. Garlic-Lime Chicken Tenders & Quinoa

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    Not a quinoa fan? You could serve the chicken over rice, or piled into tortillas and topped with avocado. Recipe here.

    6. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

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    Finished off with protein-packed chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, and a creamy garlic and herb sauce. Recipe here.

    7. Sheet Pan Salmon with Crispy Kale

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    The trick to making evenly-cooked, extra flavorful fish in the oven is seasoning the fish right off the bat, then drying it with a paper towel to draw out excess moisture. More on that, plus the recipe here.

    8. 20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

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    This version uses whole wheat penne and baby broccoli, but regular broccoli would work too — just keep the florets on the smaller side so they cook quickly. Recipe here.

    9. Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

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    Loaded with protein thanks to lean ground chicken, quinoa, and mozzarella. Recipe here.

    10. Italian Chicken & Veggie Foil Packets

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    Try these stuffed into a pita, over rice or noodles, or on their own. Recipe here.

    11. Broccoli Rabe Peanut Soba Noodles

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    Think of this as a lighter version of Pad Thai. The soba noodles amp up the protein and fiber, and the sauce — with peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, and red pepper flakes — is equal parts savory, sweet, and spicy. Recipe here.

    12. Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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    You could also sub the Italian sausage for spiced ground turkey. And to get some extra greens, use any leftover spinach to make a quick side salad. Recipe here.

    What's your favorite healthy dinner for two? Tell us in the comments!

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