Chick pea, black bean and wild rice salad
Wild rice is very efficient, you get a lot of fluff for not too much carbs - it is expensive, get some relatives in Minnesota to ship it to you (if you don't have any relatives there, your loss, they are nice people), might try with another grain too.
This is carb rich, but yummy, and makes a complete lunch.
½ cup wild rice (1/2 cup before cooking) cooked
1 can Chick peas
1 can black beans
1 small (8.5 oz) can corn (or use fresh or frozen)
1 carrot (chop fine)
1 Onion (red!)
3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
Chop the onion very fine, and marinate in lemon juice – an hour will really tame the onion!
Drain beans and corn, combine everything except the dressing, look in your fridge for other nice veggies!
Make the dressing,
put all but the oil in the blender, mix well, then slowly pour the oil in while the blender is running.
Pour dressing over the salad, it can sit around a long time!