This is a great option to a traditional lettuce salad. It is filling and good for you! You can substitute ranch dressing for different dressing of your choice.
Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
Toss quinoa, spinach, hard-boiled eggs, walnuts, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl until combined. Top with ranch dressing.
Per Serving: 300 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 135.3mg; sodium 338.2mg.