One of the more fun aspects of married life is having the time and ability to cook meals together! Spending time in the kitchen together can actually be a fun way to bond as a couple, and maybe learn some new skills to boot! Looking for some great, healthy meals for two? Look no further—this list includes meat, vegetarian, vegan, and even a paleo option!
Super Easy, Quick Beef and Broccoli
This ridiculously easy, ridiculously fast beef and broccoli meal will literally take you less time than going to get take out. It’s 15 minutes from start to finish, so it’s a great recipe to try if you and your partner are cooking novices and want to start with something short and sweet.
Salmon Baked in Foil
This is another super-speedy recipe, just 20 minutes this time. This salmon-and-lemon combination has super simple instructions and is baked in foil—great for simplicity and easy clean-up afterwards. This is a great option if you’re hoping to expand your cooking repertoire, but aren’t quite ready for anything super complicated yet. Simple, healthy, and delicious!
Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken
This paleo sweet and sour chicken recipe is admittedly a step up in skill level and experience from the first two, but it has high praise and is said to be often mistaken for take-out! The fact that it’s all that AND paleo too, what more could you ask for? This would be a great option if you and your sweetheart are looking to explore some healthy alternatives to classic recipes but are unsure of where to start.
One Pot Sausage and Vegetables
It doesn’t get much more simple than a one-pot recipe, and this one’s made even better by it’s healthy ingredients and less-than-30-minute time commitment! If one person begins the cooking process and the other person prepares the add-ons as the food cooks, this recipe will be on your table in no time—approximately 20 minutes! And with only one pot to clean too, you won’t have to play rock-paper-scissors to figure out who’s doing the dishes.
Cantaloupe Curry Soup
This vegetarian soup recipe might be the easiest in the whole bunch—it literally only has one step and you’re done! If you need a healthy, delicious dinner in a rush, this recipe seriously cannot be beat. One of you can whip this together while the other one sets the table and you’re good to go!
Tuna Spring Rolls with Pineapple Dipping Sauce
If you’re looking to make a more unique, healthy dish, this is the perfect one to try! With a few substitution options listed as well, it should be pretty easy to make this recipe exactly to you and your partner’s liking. The dipping sauce also looks incredible, and could be a fun thing to try with other dishes if you’re the adventurous type.
One Pan Garlic Chicken Recipe
Similar to the classic one pot recipes, this delicious one pan garlic chicken and asparagus looks absolutely incredible, and simple to boot! Almost all of it is prep time—which you can easily work on together—and then you simply throw it in the oven, wait 20 minutes, and you’re ready to eat! And again, you couldn’t ask for an easier clean up!
Vegan Blueberry Almond Muffins
This teeny tiny serving of vegan blueberry almond muffins (the recipe literally makes two muffins) is the perfect option if you and your partner are looking for a great breakfast meal to make together! You could make it the morning of or could bake it ahead of time and have it ready for the AM. It’s a sweet, super healthy option, especially if you’re transitioning into veganism and are craving a sweet treat.
Watermelon Feta Salad
Looking for an awesome summertime dinner option? Look no further than this amazing Watermelon Feta Salad recipe! With super simple, natural ingredients and even a recipe for an easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this is a ridiculously quick, wonderful dinner to prepare together. A perfect option for eating on the porch on a hot summer night or throwing together a speedy meal or side dish for a summer dinner party. So fresh, healthy, and delicious!
Another awesome vegan option, this tofu scramble is particularly great because it’s so easily customizable. While you’re cooking, if your sweetheart realizes they want to substitute one ingredient for another, it’s easy as can be. And, because there are so many options, you’ll be able to make this recipe time and time again without it getting old—just keep swapping out items for others and see what you like best!
As you can see, there are lots of healthy, fun recipe options for you and your partner to try out together in the kitchen. From super quick, one pan wonders, to more complicated—but delectable—recipes, there’s sure to be something on this list that you both will love! Happy cooking!