By Alexander Aylward, age 8, Indiana

“These are my favorite foods, and we came up with this when we put them all together,” says Alexander. “This is my actual lunch a lot of the time.” While the recipe calls for grilled chicken, you can use any type of cooked chicken or even slices of turkey breast. Alexander likes to have this with milk and some blueberries or raspberries for dessert.


In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, chicken or turkey, spinach, tomato, cucumbers, red pepper, and vinaigrette. Toss to combine, and season to taste with salt.

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