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    7 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

    Quicker dinners = better nights.

    1. One-Pot Pasta with Pork and Tomato Sauce

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    IDK about you, but dishes get me down at night. Solve it by making this one-pot wonder. Get the recipe and a how-to video here.

    2. Lemony Ricotta Toast with a Fried Egg

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    Dinner doesn't have to be a big ordeal. It can be as simple as a whole-grain piece of toast, topped with a thick smear of ricotta, and a crispy fried egg. Get the recipe here.

    P.S. If you're feeling ~ambitious~, you can even DIY your own ricotta in the microwave or on your stove.

    3. Easy 5-Ingredient Shrimp Packets

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    Parchment packets make it possible for you to steam food in your oven, meaning fewer dishes for you. Once they're ready, just slide the whole packet onto a plate, rip open, and eat! Get the recipe (and an instructional video) here.

    4. Rainbow Grain Bowl

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    Healthy, filling, and beautiful. What more could you ask for? Get the recipe (plus, a how-to video) here.

    5. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

    6. DIY Double Decker Supreme Tacos

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    Beware, once you learn how to make these Taco Bell copycats, you might never leave the house again. Get the recipe here.

    7. Oven-Baked Honey-Dijon Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

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    Sheet pans are the underrated workhorse of your kitchen. Make sure to use one that has sides so everything stays on the pan. Get the recipe here.