5 Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes For Two
Cooking for two doesn’t have to be boring or complicated. You can cook delicious meals in little to no time that are filled with flavor and satisfaction. Here are 5 easy healthy dinner recipes for two that you can make any night of the week.
Chicken Marsala For Two
A flavorful dish doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. This Chicken Marsala dish for two will make weeknight dinners exciting without the hassle of a complicated recipe.
This classic dish combines savory and rich flavors that is sure to satisfy any palette. You’ll want to add this to your favorite recipes list!
2 Tablespoons Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
3 Tablespoons Butter
2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (Lightly Pounded)
1/4 Cup Sweet Onion (Slivered)
1 Cup Mushrooms (Quartered)
1/2 Marsala Wine
1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Step 1: Mix together 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and flour. Make sure to mix in a shallow dish (you will be coating the chicken in this).
Step 2: Heat up the vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of butter on medium heat in a large skillet.
Step 3: Evenly coat both sides of each chicken breast with the flour mixture.
Step 4: Saute the chicken in the skillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Set aside when they are golden on the outside.
Step 5: In the same skillet, mix together the rest of the butter, onions, and mushrooms. Saute for about 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Step 6: Pour in the wine, chicken broth, garlic powder, the rest of the salt and pepper, and the rest of the flour mixture. Stir together until a thick sauce begins to form.
Step 7: Once the sauce thickens, put the chicken back on the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes longer or until there’s no pink in the center.
Step 8: Serve and enjoy!
Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa
If you’re looking for a different and delicious fish recipe, these fish tacos with mango salsa will spice up your dinner.
The salsa in this recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, bringing out the bold flavors of each ingredient. It’s a light dish that’s still filling and satisfying!
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Lime (Juiced)
2 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
Salt & Pepper
2 Tilapia Fillets
1 Mango (Peeled & Cubed)
1/4 Cup Red Onion (Chopped)
1 Jalapeno (Chopped)
1 Tablespoon Cilantro (Minced)
1/2 Lime (Juiced)
Step 1: Mix together the ingredients for the fish – 1 tablespoon olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.
Step 2: Heat up a grill pan on medium heat.
Step 3: Evenly brush the tilapia fillets with the olive oil mixture on both sides. Add extra salt and pepper on top.
Step 4: Cook the tilapia for about 4-5 minutes on each side. You’ll know they’re fully cooked when they are white all the way through.
Step 5: Now it’s time to make the mango salsa. Mix together the cubed mango, onions, jalapeno, and cilantro. Mix in the lime juice and add a pinch of salt.
Step 6: Place the tilapia in a tortilla and top with the mango salsa. Optional: you can chop up the tilapia to make multiple mini tacos instead two big tacos.
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
If you’re looking for a hearty vegetarian dish, look no further. This sweet potato and black bean chili is a easy and healthy dinner recipe that doesn’t sacrifice taste in the slightest.
With simple ingredients in one saucepan, this chili has a fairly short cooking process. You’ll be able to enjoy a nice dinner in no time!
2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
1 Onion (Diced)
1 Sweet Potato (Peeled & Diced)
2 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/3 Cups Water
1 15-Ounce Can Black Beans
1 Cup Canned Diced Tomatoes
2 Teaspoons Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons Cilantro (Chopped)
Step 1: Chop and prep all ingredients according to the ingredients list.
Step 2: Over medium-high heat, heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan.
Step 3: In the pan, mix in the onion and sweet potatoes. Cook for about 4 minutes.
Step 4: Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt.
Step 5: Pour in the water and bring to a simmer.
Step 6: Once simmering, cover the pan and reduce the heat. Cook for about 10-12 minutes on a gentle simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Step 7: Mix in the beans, tomatoes, and lime juice.
Step 8: Bring the heat to high until you reach a simmer. Then, reduce the heat again and cook for about 4 minutes.
Step 9: Turn off the heat, mix in the cilantro, and serve.
A simple and well-known dish is packed with delicious ingredients in these vegetable quesadillas. These quesadillas are an easy dinner recipe that uses fresh vegetables to keep it healthy and nutritious.
Feel free to use your favorite vegetables with this recipe instead of the ones listed to make it your own!
1 Large Red Bell Pepper (Cut Into Thin Strips)
1 Large Onion (Thinly Sliced)
1 Small Zucchini (Chopped)
1 Cup Mushrooms (Sliced)
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Seasoning
1 1/2 Cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
Step 1: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Using medium-high heat, heat up olive oil in a large skillet.
Step 3: Add the red bell pepper, onion, and zucchini to the skillet. Stir together and cook for about 4 minutes.
Step 4: Add the mushrooms to the skillet. Distribute the vegetable seasoning and stir together. Cook for about 2 more minutes.
Step 5: Place desired amount of tortillas on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute the vegetables on each one and then sprinkle cheese on top.
Step 6: Place another tortilla on top of each one and brush with olive oil.
Step 7: Bake the quesadillas in the oven for 10 minutes.
Step 8: Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream (optional).
Ground Beef Enchilada Zucchini Boats
These zucchini boats are a unique recipe that will add some excitement to your dinners without an excessive amount of effort. The spices and ingredients in this recipe pack a flavorful punch that anyone will love.
You can substitute with ground turkey if you don’t want to use beef; it will still taste delicious!
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Red Onion (Diced)
1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
3 Large Zucchinis (Sliced Lengthwise & Scooped To Create “Boats”)
1 1/2 Cups Red Enchilada Sauce
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Step 1: Start by heating up olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
Step 2: Add the onions and saute for about 2-3 minutes.
Step 3: Break up the ground beef and cook in the skillet. Cook until there is no more pink.
Step 4: Stir in the garlic, paprika, cumin, and salt. Take off heat.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 6: Put your zucchini “boats” in a baking dish and place the beef mixture inside of each “boat”.
Step 7: Pour the red enchilada sauce over the zucchini and top with cheese.
Step 8: Bake for about 25 minutes.
Step 9: Serve with any toppings of your choice! (Avocados and tomatoes make a great topping!)
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