u'Photo by Erik Simkins/The AS Review'

u'Photo by Erik Simkins/The AS Review'

By Shawna Leader/The AS Review

It’s a weekday night. Do you know what you’re eating for dinner?

A month into the quarter and already midterms, projects and papers are driving students en masse to the library, the Coffeehouse or computer labs. When devoting this much time to academic pursuits, don’t deprive yourself of the pleasure of eating good food. It’s much easier to write that 20-page paper with some energy to keep you going. And, by the way, I don’t mean guzzling a Monster at 9 p.m.

So, you’re spending the next few nights in the library. What’s for dinner? Something simple, easy to pack and delicious, of course. Read on.

What you’ll need

(all these amounts are flexible, so add or subtract as much as you like):
2 cups spinach, rinsed and shaken dry
1 ½ c cooked pasta (penne works well)
1 bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
¼ to ½ cup feta or other cheese
Other vegetables or meat, if desired
Vinaigrette, for garnish

How to do it

1. Combine spinach, pasta, diced pepper, tomato and cheese in a large bowl and toss. If you are adding more vegetables and/or meat, put those in as well.
2.  Drizzle vinaigrette on top and toss again to coat.