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By Avani Shah

Nine-year-old MasterChef Junior contestant Avani Shah shares her favorite 5-ingredient dinners: Sweet and spicy shrimp with quinoa and penne pasta with savory sausage and broccolini, which are easy, healthy and so full of flavor — aka weeknight lifesavers.

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