Making meals for one can already be quite the challenge, let alone making meals for two. But it doesn’t have to be a struggle to make easy, healthy recipes for two each time you step into the cuisine.
What if I told you it could be both easy and delicious? Would you believe me? Well, why not try and see for yourself! Read more below to discover easy yet mouthwatering meals for two.
Breakfast Meals for Two
Mornings are already difficult for most of us, so why complicate things further with fancy breakfast meals? Instead, check out these simple and quick breakfast meal ideas when you’re not one, but two.
A burrito encompasses everything you want in a breakfast meal: easy, quick, energy-packed, and delicious.
To make a breakfast burrito meal for two, you will need the following:
● Tortilla wraps (2 per person)
● 1 can black beans
● 4 eggs (scrambled)
● 2 tomatoes (diced)
● 1 avocado
● 1 cup sour cream
● Lemon juice
● Chopped cilantro (optional)
Scramble the eggs. Meanwhile, heat the tortilla wraps gently in the oven (or microwave). In a casserole, heat up the black beans. Prepare the diced tomatoes and avocado slices.
Spread the sour cream on your warm tortilla. Add eggs, beans, tomatoes and avocados. Top off with a squirt of fresh lemon juice and add chopped cilantro.
Wrap it all up and enjoy this belly-filling delicious meal for two!
Lunch Meals for Two
Lunch, whether at 12pm or 2pm doesn’t need to be grand. Think simply. For example, you could make 1 meat with 2 veggies, or 1 starch with 1 meat, and so on.
Here is my suggestion:
It might sound fancy, but it doesn’t have to be! What’s great about pasta-based meals is that you can be as creative as you like. And it’s budget-friendly!
For a simple lunch meal for two, simply cook your preferred pasta base. This can be linguine, spaghetti, fettuccine… (you get my point).
Next, add your choice of meat (or vegetable). If it’s chicken, then take 1-2 chicken breasts and cook until tender. For seasoning, you can add chili flakes, garlic, lemon, basil, red pepper, soy sauce, or anything else you like. Good vegetarian alternatives would be broccoli, eggplant, or zucchini.
Once pasta is al dente, drain and then stir into meat/veggies pan. Stir well to really mix with the seasonings! Add salt, pepper, and drizzle olive oil to taste. Serve and enjoy!
Dinner Meals for Two
Homemade dinner meals for two is often a much healthier and budget-wise option than eating out on a Friday night.
For an easy but delicious dinner idea, look no further than a delightful quiche with a side salad or soup.
Quiche Lorraine with Salad
Quiches are so good, they could be eaten anytime of the day. So, feel free to switch this one out for lunch or breakfast.
Making a quiche is simple to do. Here’s what you’ll need:
● Crust (ready or homemade)
● 5 eggs
● 1 cup lardons (bacon)
● 8 oz. milk
● ¼ cup liquid cream
● 1 tbsp. butter
● Nutmeg (optional)
Heat oven to 375°F. Whip eggs, milk, and cream together. Fry lardons until tender and crispy. Prepare your quiche dish, with crust in place. Line the quiche with small butter dots and layer in cooked lardons. Pour in whipped mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg (optional). Place in the oven and bake until the fork comes out clean!
For an easy side salad, here’s a simple method. First wash your salad. While the salad is air-drying, prepare a homemade mustard and oil vinaigrette. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard (Dijon), 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, and stir in (slowly) 1 tablespoon of oil at a time. Continue until you have desired flavor and texture. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste!
These recipes are sure to please you and your loved one. Don’t hesitate to swap out ingredients or get creative with these meals for two!