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23 Last-Minute Dinners For Two That Are Also Healthy

Good for you, good for two.

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1. Sheet Pan Salmon with Crispy Kale


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.

3. Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara

Loaded with roasted veggies that'll fill you up without making you feel heavy. Get the recipe here.

4. Butternut Squash And Chicken Pan Roast

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One pan, two happy mouths. Get the recipe at Food & Wine.

5. Spicy Shrimp & Citrus Salad

You could always replace the red onions with another vegetable, like red peppers, if onion breath is a concern 😝 Get the recipe here.

7. 5-Ingredient Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Nothing says romance like sharing a whole head of cauliflower. Get the recipe here.

8. Shakshuka for Two

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

9. Sheet Pan Honey Sesame Tofu and Green Beans

A great sheet-pan recipe for your vegetarian date. Get the recipe here.

12. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

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

13. 20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

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.

14. Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

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

15. Tomato and Ricotta Whole Wheat Pasta

This whole-wheat medley is simple, veggie-packed, and full of flavor. Get the recipe.

16. Garlic-Lime Chicken Tenders & Quinoa

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

19. 15-Minute Beef with Broccoli

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

20. Italian Chicken & Veggie Foil Packets

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

21. Steak Dinner for Two (from Tasty!)

Skip the potatoes and serve with a caesar salad for a healthier offering. Watch how to make it here.

22. Broccoli Rabe Peanut Soba Noodles

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.

23. Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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!