Lunch Date and Quick Dinner


I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Every since my run this morning, I’ve been in a good mood! 😀

I’m enjoying my happiness while I finish this post, and then it’s back to studying. I have yet ANOTHER test tomorrow. My life feels like a super long exam!!



Since Jason’s on the night shift this month, that means he is home during the day with me! Our two year dating anniversary is tomorrow, but since we have other plans/work/classes, we celebrated with a lunch date today!


We used to have lunch together (not always out) every single day before we even started dating. It is a tradition that I miss!

We headed to Nona Sushi, a local Japanese restaurant. I ordered the lunch special, a bento box with hibachi shrimp.


It came with a ginger side salad, which they always put WAY to much dressing on.


I asked for no butter on the shrimp and veggies, and the guy said he couldn’t do it. Umm… I was really confused, and I told him to please use minimal butter. He laughed at me.  Ugh, it was still buttery but it was DELICIOUS! I ate all the veggies, and half of the shrimp.


It also came with a blob of white rice which I’m not a fan of and had no problem leaving it there.


I love love love sushi! I was happy to eat all of these little California rolls. 😀


…and lastly, tempura veggies- sweet potato and zucchini


As good as the outside might taste, it is NOT HEALTHY! I compromised by picking 3/4 of it off, and I still got a bit of the flavor.


It was a great lunch, and I left feeling super full!!


I didn’t really need any snacks this afternoon, but I made a green smoothie before I left for class, since dinner was still 4-5 hours away.


My smoothie had:

  • spinach
  • ice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TBL peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk

Jason saw me making it, and wanted half. Being an awesome girlfriend, I gave him half. It was actually just enough to hold me.



Once I got home from class, I made a quick pasta salad for dinner.


It included:

  • penne pasta (carbs)
  • white beans (protein)
  • peas (veggies)
  • red pepper (veggies)
  • pesto (fats)


I boiled some penne pasta, while I prepared all the other stuff. The entire dish made 11 minutes to make, had only 5 ingredients, and covered all the well-rounded meal basics. Quick meals are a necessity in my life!


I contemplated cereal for dinner, but I’m so glad I took 10 extra minutes to make something more satisfying.

***Edited to Add: Just a had a little bowl of Moose tracks frozen yogurt!***



What’s the best meal you have made in under 15 minutes?


❤ MegaNerd

16 Responses

  1. Definitely something like your pasta above. The other night I had penne with tuna, asparagus, peas, red peppers and plenty of parmesan. mmmmm!

  2. Actually I don’t like to cook anything that’s going to keep me in the kitchen too long. Most of my meals are done in under 15 minutes. Your pasta looks good and healthy.
    Young love, I love it!

  3. Dinner looks great! I had a lunch date with Adam yesterday and it was great. My favorite quick meal is stir-fry with tons of veggies and tofu.

    Congrats on two years, I hope you guys have a great day! Any plans?

  4. What a rude waiter! It’s one thing if they have to use fat if it’s pre-ordered that way or in the pan, but to laugh at you?! Rude dude.

  5. aww.. happy anniversary to you both ❤ i hate it when waiters/chefs make fun when you ask for a healthier option. its so rude and unprofessional.

  6. Happy anniversary!

    My easy, quick, fast, and yummy dinner is a nice veggie omelette – always satisfies me and so easy to make!

  7. 🙂 Happy 2 yr anniversary! I’m glad you guys got to spend time together! Oh and my yummiest fast meal is always breakfast oats 🙂

    Have a ‘great time’ studying 😛 Ha

  8. Cute couple!
    I am always really hesitant to stick up for myself in restaurants – I’m impressed you tried. Plus it doesn’t help that my boyfriend acts as if he wants to crawl under the table if I start asking for substitutions 🙂

  9. I can’t beleieve they told you they couldn’t leave out the butter! How rude!! Happy 2 year Anniversary!

  10. I love bento boxes and SUSHI! Mmmm. Your pasta salad looks great; my quickest non-lazy dinn probably looked very similar!

  11. Yum, your lunch looks fantastic! I wish my husband was willing to try food like that.

  12. woah i can’t believe that they wouldnt omit the butter. that seems real odd to me! The meal overall looks really awesome tho, and Happy Anniversary! yay!

  13. i am glad you got the chance to go out to lunch with jason! wow, two years of dating 😉

  14. Your lunch looks great! Happy anniversary! 🙂

  15. No one ever knows about Moosetracks! I wish I could keep that stuff in the house but I couldn’t stop at one bowl, it truly is a taste of heaven.

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    I don’t live in Florida so I thought I’d share with you!! 🙂

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