60 Healthy Dinners For Two Perfect For Your Next Date Night

A home-cooked meal beats an expensive restaurant any day.

gnocchi, burrata, tomatoes, and basil drizzled with balsamic reduction on a sheet pan
Andrew Bui

On date night, no one should feel left out of the meal or like they can’t indulge. That can get tricky when you or your boo are trying to eat healthier or are following a specific diet. Fear not, a romantic dinner that won’t derail anyone’s diet is totally possible with our list of 60 healthy dinners for two!

We know health looks different to different people, so we’ve included options for every diet, like low carb, vegan, pescatarian, or gluten-free. We also know that the first time you cook for someone new is a whole different vibe than throwing together weeknight dinner with a long term partner. We’ve got you whether you’re lighting candles and setting the mood, or just kicking back together to binge watch your new fave show.

We think almost nothing says classic romance like Italian food, and our lightened up classics like Skinny Alfredo or Chicken Primavera spaghetti squash will make you feel like you’re in your favorite restaurant. Got a vegan or vegetarian sweetie? Our Seitan Piccata or homemade Crunchwraps skip the meat but not the flavor, whether they eat meatless on Mondays or everyday. Is one or both of you avoiding red meat, but are all about chicken, turkey, fish? We’ve got tons of options, from an entire roast chicken to turkey burgers. Looking to jazz up your romance? Start by spicing up your dinner with unconventional flavors, like in our sesame-crusted Chicken Parm or sweet and sour Mulligatawny soup. From special occasions to weeknight meals, these recipes are sure to make your health-conscious love feel special.

Looking for more easy, healthy meals? We've got you covered. Check out our healthiest casseroles, slow-cooker recipes, and dinner salads.

skinny alfredo
Parker Feierbach
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Skinny Alfredo

Skipping the heavy cream and using just a little bit of Greek yogurt gives you a creamy sauce you'll never know is lightened up!

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plate of sesame crusted chicken parm garnished with chopped parsley
Erik Bernstein
2 of 60
Sesame-Seed Crusted Chicken Parm

Elevate date night chicken Parm with toasty sesame seeds and smoky harissa paste.

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veggie paella
Emily Hlavac Green
3 of 60
Paella Verdura

This veggie-packed paella comes together in under an hour, and, even better, most of the cooking happens in the oven.

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teal bowl of ramen
Bryce Johnson
4 of 60
Homemade Shoyu Ramen

When you're cooking to impress, few dishes can top homemade ramen.

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sheet pan roasted gnocchi and peppers topped with burrata, basil and balsamic reduction
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Sheet Pan Burrata Gnocchi

The juices released by the peppers mixed with the olive oil, balsamic and burrata creates a de facto sauce that will have you making this recipe at least once a week.

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close up of lemon garlic grilled tilapia
6 of 60
Garlicky Lemon Grilled Tilapia

Even non-fish lovers will enjoy this easy tilapia dish!Get the recipe from Delish.

garlicky roasted cauliflower pasta
Lucy Schaeffer
7 of 60
Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

Healthy, veggie-forward pasta? Now that's romantic.

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Basil Balsamic Chicken - Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
8 of 60
Balsamic Basil Chicken

Tangy and saucy and all made in one skillet! Date night is set.

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coconut curry salmon
Emily Hlavac Green
9 of 60
Coconut Curry Salmon

The coconut milk and spice go so well together, making a rich, but not heavy, sauce that really tastes and feels far more complicated than it is.

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cauliflower steaks loaded with bacon, ranch dressing, and cheese on a blue plate on a wooden background
Parker Feierbach
10 of 60
Loaded Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower steaks get a delicious upgrade.

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Skip the tortilla and make these Polish-inspired rolls.

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chicken marbella
Emily Hlavac Green
12 of 60
Chicken Marbella

This dish is a classic and tastes absolutely delicious.

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stuffed peppers
Parker Feierbach
13 of 60
Classic Stuffed Peppers

The customization options are endless.

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honey garlic glazed salmon
Ethan Calabrese
14 of 60
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

This is the perfect meal to enjoy with your sweetheart.

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bowl of mulligatawny stew garnished with yogurt and cilantro
Erik Bernstein
15 of 60
Mulligatawny Stew

Upgrade soup and grilled cheese night with this spicy, creamy, sweet and sour soup.

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nachos supreme
Parker Feierbach
16 of 60
Nachos Supreme

Not just for game day, these nachos are a win for weeknight movie watching dates!

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one pan salsa verde shrimp and rice
Erik Bernstein
17 of 60
One-Pan Salsa Verde Shrimp & Rice

Use your favorite jarred salsa verde to make this extremely easy and flavorful dish.

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twice baked sweet potatoes on a black round slate
Parker Feierbach
18 of 60
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Swap in sweet potatoes to take baked potatoes to the next level.

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tofu katsu pieces over white rice with curry in a white bowl
19 of 60
Tofu Katsu Curry

This hearty, flavorful Japanese dish comes together super fast.

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mussels with tomatoes and garlic
Ethan Calabrese
20 of 60
Mussels with Tomatoes and Garlic

This dish will transport you straight to the Mediterranean seaside.

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chicken fried mushrooms and gravy
Andrew Bui
21 of 60
Chicken-Fried Mushrooms & Gravy

Meaty oyster mushrooms stand in for steak in our vegetarian take on this Southern classic.

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bowl of spicy dal garnished with yogurt and fried jalapeño slices
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Spicy Dal

Serve this with homemade naan bread for a perfect vegetarian dinner.

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zucchini lasagna roll ups   delishcom
Parker Feierbach
23 of 60
Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

Search no further for the perfect low-carb alternative to heavy pasta.

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cauliflower pizza crust
Parker Feierbach
24 of 60
Cauliflower Pizza

You have a pizza my heart.

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bowl of seitan piccata
Joel Goldberg
25 of 60
Seitan Piccata

Move over chicken! This seitan piccata is just as delicious as its meat counterpart.

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a woman in an orange top with a pink sweater holding a turkey burger on a plate
26 of 60
Best Turkey Burgers

Don't try to hide the turkey— embrace it!

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whole roasted trout filets on a white platter garnished with fresh thyme, roasted crushed walnuts, and roasted shallots charred lemons on either side of fish empty blue plate in bottom right corner
Lucy Schaeffer
27 of 60
Whole Roasted Trout

Trout's delicate flavor is the perfect match for citrus and herbs, which is why we love to roast it whole, filling it with all our favorite aromatics. Encasing the fish in foil steams the fish, trapping in all that delicious, buttery jus.

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kung pao chicken meatballs
Lucy Schaeffer
28 of 60
Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs

These chicken meatballs have a kick from a traditional kung pao sauce that gets most of its heat from dried red chilis, so it's easy to set your own spice level.

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sheet pan bibimbap
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Sheet Pan Bibimbap

In Korean, bibimbap literally means mixed rice— you and your date can mix and match toppings to your hearts' desires.

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fried halloumi salad
Andrew Bui
30 of 60
Fried Halloumi Salad

This stunning salad has crunchy fennel (or sub celery if you like), juicy orange segments, creamy avocado, crispy fried pita, and a simple herb-packed dressing that ties it all together.

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