Looking for quick and easy recipes that are healthy? We’ve got you covered! Here are some delicious dinner ideas for two or one. Whether youâ€™re cooking for yourself or your significant other, these meals will satisfy both your taste buds and nutritional needs.
1. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Veggies: This simple yet flavorful dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Marinate chicken breasts in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs. Then grill until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, roast vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and bell peppers in the oven with olive oil and salt. Serve with quinoa or brown rice for added fiber.
2. Lentil Soup: A hearty soup is always comforting on a cold night. Make this lentil soup by sautÃ©ing onions and garlic in a pot with olive oil. Add chopped carrots, celery, and mushrooms to the pan along with spices like cumin, coriander, and paprika. Once the veggies are softened, add lentils, canned tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes before serving. Top with fresh parsley and crusty bread.
3. Vegan Stir-Fry: If youâ€™re looking for a meatless option, try making a stir-fry. Cook up some quinoa or rice noodles while you prep the veggies. Cut up bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Heat up a wok or large skillet with oil and toss in the veggies. After a few minutes, add in some sliced tofu or tempeh and continue stirring until everything is tender. Season with soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Garnish with green onions and serve over rice or noodles.
4. Baked Salmon with Asparagus: If youâ€™re feeling fancy, try making this delicious salmon dish. Preheat the oven to 400Â°F. Rinse and pat dry some fresh asparagus spears. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, prepare some salmon fillets by brushing them with olive oil and sprinkling with herbs like thyme or rosemary. Bake the fish for about 8-10 minutes per inch thickness, depending on how done you want it. Serve alongside the roasted asparagus.