If you think your weeknight routine is boring, you should see mine: Monday night is macaroni and cheese, Tuesday is tacos, Wednesday is "Whatever-I-can-pull-together-before-my-shows-start Bowl." Thursday gets no love either because I'm usually grabbing a cocktail with friends before dinner, so I'll heat up one of my frozen Individual White Chicken Pizzas (a real lifesaver!), and Friday is definitely Mexican night. (Mexican night is my favorite!)

If your dinner rotation could use a little love, turn to these five ideas. I pulled all of these from my Cooking Light Diet dinner history, so I've made all of these—and whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone. They're also all ready in 45 minutes or less. After all, no one has time to slave over a kitchen stove on Wednesday night. Modern Family is on!

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