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We can't lie: We're suckers for anything that makes life easier, especially when it comes to preparing our daily meals. While we wish we could go all Martha in the kitchen every single time, there are moments when convenience wins out over creativity. But know this: Just because you're taking the easy way out doesn't mean every meal has to come with a side of lame sauce. Instead, use our handy guide for six, essential summer meals — from breakfast to dinner, plus dessert and drinks — to inspire your inner chef without overdoing it. Now, let's eat!