A simple quinoa salad with toasted almonds and sunflower seeds, a chopped apple, and dried cranberries. A delicious raspberry vinaigrette covers this salad! Add some grilled chicken if desired.This salad though!! It’s the stuff dreams are made of!: #1: EASY, #2: so, so quick to throw together, #3: HEALTH-FOOD, #4: deliciiiiiious. Optional #5: kid friendly (or at least for my kiddo it is). Although, admittedly I’ve heard it’s strange that I can get a 2-year old to eat salads and lettuce the way he does. It’s really nothing I’ve done, he has always loved lettuce. He’ll eat just about every variety, plain or dressed. He loves salads! And it’s no surprise quinoa is (I think) his favorite food since quinoa meals show up on the regular here.
The few times we’ve made this, he has out-eaten me! Me, the one that is supposed to be “eating for two” mind you. Mixing together quinoa, spinach, some crunchy almonds + sunflower seeds, chewy dried cranberries, and a tart apple with the most delicious raspberry vinaigrette ever turns out to be one heck of a salad. If you wanted to add some yummy marinated grilled chicken it could become quite a filling meal too….