A list of Healthy dinner ideas for two

List of healthy meal ideas for two

our top 40 healthy dinner ideas are perfect for when you’re looking to eat healthily with fresh ingredient ensure you get your five a day. All our recipes are full meal recipes with main and sides If you want to be extra organised check out our healthy weekly menu plans or just pick something healthy for dinner tonight from our list below

Healthy chicken dinner ideas for 2
Healthy beef meals for 2 
Healthy lamb dinners for 2
Healthy dinner ideas for 2 with pork
Healthy vegetarian meals for 2

      Healthy lentil recipes

      Healthy pasta dishes

Healthy soups for 2

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Healthy chicken dinner idea

Chicken is a good source of protein and without the skin is low in fat making it excellent for healthy meals. It is ideal for making tasty comfort food like stews, oven bakes and roasts. Its also perfect for quick cooks such as stir fry and pan fry and it makes delicious warm and cold salads.

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

A traditional Paella with chicken, prawns and chorizo, and a selection of vegetables including peppers, fennel, and tomato. Garnished with  lemons, parsley, and olives

Black Pepper Chicken Stir Fry and Noodles

Chicken breast strips sprinkled with Chinese five spice, onions, red peppers, spring onions and cashew nuts, all stir fried in a black pepper sauce and served with noodles

Chicken Tagine with Tomatoes

A delicious Moroccan stew with chicken thighs and onions slow cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, serve with a couscous flavoured with lemon and coriander

Korean Sticky Chicken with Asian Rice

Korean chicken thighs coated in an Asian style marinade and roasted in the oven and served with a mixed vegetable brown rice salad

Chicken Shawarma in a toasted Pitta

Chicken thighs roasted in a shawarma sauce shredded and served in toasted pitta bread with lemon creme fraiche and olives.

Chinese Chicken and Vegetable noodles

Chicken strips and vegetables stir fried in a Chinese black bean sauce and served with noodles

Southern Fried Chicken goujons with coleslaw

Chicken strips in southern fried spices and oven baked, served with a red cabbage fruit coleslaw  and chipotle dipping sauce.

Greek Lemon Chicken with Rice Feta Salad

Griddle lemon and oregano chicken on a bed of watercress serve with a red pepper and feta rice salad, and creamy tzatziki

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Healthy beef meals 

Beef is much higher in fat than some other proteins, the healthiest cut is definitely steak as it is lower in fat than the other cuts and the fat is easily removed. Steak is an expensive cut so we focus our dinner ideas around dishes where the steak is served with a lot of vegetables, such as stir fry, fajitas and salads

Garlic Steak Fajitas with a Green Avocado Salad

Char grilled garlic and fajita spiced steak, combined with red peppers and onions encased in a wrap with a tomato, and chilli salsa.

Thai Steak Salad with Peanuts and Chilli Dressing

A delicious Thai beef salad with griddled steak served with a lettuce and herbs in a Thai chilli dressing and a sprinkle of chopped peanuts

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Healthy lamb dinners

Lamb can be too fatty for most healthy dinner ideas, we use the cuts that have less fat such as neck fillet. This cut is great for stews and tray bakes.

Lamb, Apple and Sweet Potato Traybake

Spicy honey glazed Lamb with sweet potatoes, red onions and apples, served with almond and cumin couscous

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Healthy dinner ideas with pork

There are a number of pork cuts that are low in fat an excellent for a healthy dinner, one of the best is pork fillet or tenderloin this can be roasted or sliced to form medallions. This pork cut makes delicious stir fry and pan fry as well as oven baked dishes and salads

Lentil and Peach Salad with Pork fillet

Oven roasted garlic and fennel pork fillet, sliced and served on a bed of spinach, prunes, peaches, and lentils. The dish is dressed in a light lemon dressing.

Pork and Apples in a Maple and Mustard Sauce

Sliced of pork fillet and apples pan fried with garlic, mustard and maple syrup, served with white rice and fried onions.

Chilli Pork Stir Fry

Strips of pork fillet stir fried with spring onions, chilli and peanuts in a hoisin sauce served with jasmine rice

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Healthy vegetarian meals

Vegetables and legumes make ideal healthy dish and due to their low fat and high vitamins and minerals they are ideal for a healthy diet and because they don’t contain any fat there is room to add extra fat in the form of cream and cheese. Make delicious dishes, such as comforting stuffed vegetables, pasta bakes and curries, or quick cooks such as stir fry, lentil or bean burgers and fresh salads

Pearl Barley Stuffed Peppers

Red peppers stuffed with a creamy pearl barley risotto topped with mascarpone & parmesan, served with a green salad with tomatoes. To keep this extra healthy reduce the cheese or choose a low fat cheese for the pepper topping

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

Healthy vegetarian burgers made with chickpeas, grated carrots, and red onion, flavoured with smoked paprika and cumin. For an extra healthy meal serve with salad rather than sweet potato chips

Courgette Fritters with a Pistachio Rice Salad

Tasty feta and courgette fritters with mint and balsamic vinaigrette, served with an aubergine, pistachio, and rice salad.

Parsnip & Butter Bean Patties

Butter bean cakes made with mashed butter beans, grated carrots and parsnips lightly fried and served with a green salad and tomato dressing

Veggie Chickpea & Potato Curry

A spicy Burmese chickpea curry with green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes, flavoured with lemon grass, curry powder, and garam masala.

Chinese Vegetable and Cashew Nut Stir Fry

A spicy cashew nut and vegetable stir fry with carrots, cucumber, spring onions and red peppers, in a black bean sauce, served on a bed of noodles 

Thai Vegetable Curry with Rice

Thai green curry with roast sweet potatoes cauliflower and mushrooms coated in a green Thai curry sauce served with a spicy rice

Southern Fried Cauliflower with Fruity Coleslaw

Cauliflower florets in a southern spices’ oven baked and served with fruity coleslaw and a hot pepper mayo.

Greek Salad with Carrot Pancakes

Spicy carrot pancakes flavoured with chilli, fennel, and coriander, serve with a traditional Greek salad with Feta, olives, cucumber, and tomatoes

Vegetable and Bean Stew with Dumplings

A hearty bean stew made with cannellini beans and vegetables in a delicious tomato and herb gravy, topped with cheddar cheese dumplings.

Teriyaki Edamame Stir Fry

A Japanese teriyaki stir fry with edamame beans and  oriental vegetables served with ginger and chive rice.

Jerk Black Bean and Butternut Stew with Rice

A black bean, sweet potato, butternut squash, and pepper jerk stew spiced with chilli, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon served with spicy coconut rice 

Veggie Cauliflower Shawarma Pitas

A delicious vegetarian shawarma with middle eastern spiced cauliflower florets roasted and served in a crispy pita with salad and yogurt sauce.

Veggie Courgette Fritter Wraps

Healthy baked breaded courgette slices oven baked and encased in a tortilla wrap, with roast tomatoes, salad leaves and sliced avocado with garlic mayo

Courgette, Sweet Potato, and Pear Salad

A delicious salad of roasted courgette, sweet potatoes, and  pears mixed with spinach and roasted hazelnuts and dressed in a chilli, garlic and balsamic vinaigrette


Healthy lentil recipes

Lentils are an ideal source of protein and can be easily used as a meat replacement as well as being a good basis for a salads and burgers and for comfort food lentils make delicious lasagnes, chilli’s and meatball dishes

Green Lentil, Beetroot and Butternut Squash Salad

A deliciously healthy lentil salad with green lentils, roasted butternut and beetroot, peas, and a sprinkle of feta cheese, serve with a fresh olive oil and herb dressing 

Veggie Meatballs with Spaghetti

Baked lentil meatballs flavoured with chilli, olives and parmesan in a tomato and red wine sauce served with spaghetti

Veggie Lentil burgers with mushrooms

Simple veggie lentil and mushroom burgers, flavoured with garlic and Italian herbs served in a crusty ciabatta roll, we serve these with courgette chips but if your looking for a healthier meal serve with a simple green salad 

Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti

A green lentil Bolognese, with vegetables and tomatoes, flavoured with garlic, oregano, bay leaves, and red wine. Serve with spaghetti. 

Veggie Lentils Chilli

A tasty red lentil chilli with red peppers, tomatoes and  kidney beans, flavoured with chilli, coriander, cinnamon and cumin, served with rice 

Green Lentil and Potato Stew

An earthy stew with lentils, potatoes, mushrooms and leeks, flavoured with white wine and herbs Provencal.

Healthy pasta dishes

Pasta is a healthy meal base option and as long as you steer clear of the heavy cream and cheese based dishes can make an excellent healthy dinner

Courgette Pasta with Spinach Balls

Penne pasta in a fresh chilli and courgette pasta sauce, we like to serve with spinach and parmesan balls as they add extra crunch and flavour, but if your on a strict diet omit the spinach balls

Broad Bean, Tomato, Feta, and Olive Pasta Salad

A delicious pasta salad with broad beans, tomato, olives and feta cheese mixed with warm pasta all coated in a rosemary and garlic dressing. Serve this veggie pasta with wholemeal bread instead of garlic bread

Spaghetti with a tomato, Pepper and Herb Sauce

Fresh tomato and red pepper blended with basil, mint and garlic, served with freshly cooked spaghetti, finely grated parmesan, and crusty rolls

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Healthy soups

Soups are a good source of vitamin, mineral and complex carbohydrates, they are probably one of the best ways to get your five a day without noticing! Just make sure the creamier soups don’t have too much cream in, most of these soups can get away with half the amount of cream without a loss of flavour.

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

A tasty soup made with roasted butternut squash, onions, and celery, spiced with chilli, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, ginger and star anise, blended till smooth and served with crusty rolls

Roast Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup

Roasted sweet potato, tomatoes and onions blended with a beef stock and served with crusty bread rolls

Carrot and Coriander Soup

A spicy carrots, tomatoes and fresh coriander soup seasoned with fennel, chilli, cumin and turmeric served with crusty bread

Celeriac and Butter Bean Soup

Butter beans, celeriac and onions blended into a delicious soup flavoured with, parsley, crushed caraway, and parmesan

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