Quinoa is a protein and not a carb, but can be used as a replacement for carbs.Some lovely recipes which mix quinoa and lentils, which you could also put roasted peppers and carrots into, and for texture some toasted almonds. I quite often have this for lunch! Filling too.
Courgette and lemon Chilli garlic and parsley Mushroom sausage and fennel Creamy mushroom stroganoff ( or beef or chicken stroganoff) Crab and peas Smoked salmon, asparagus and peas Basil and pine nuts Rocket garlic and lemon
Rice - risotto- endless varieties ( there's really no need to add cheese if it's stirred enough to really release the starch) Jamaican rice and beans with grilled chicken Egg or chicken or ham fried rice Sticky rice with red braised pork Mexican green rice Medjera Coconut based curries - red Thai, green Thai, Korma etc
Vegetable Stir fry, teriyaki beef salmon or chicken with noodles,
Meat ( salmon , chicken , pork) with boiled new pots and green beans or with salad
Eggs- Tortilla( with leftover potatoes from above), frittata , omelette, on top of potato hash, in a full English, scrambled with mushrooms or asparagus etc
Soup- pea and ham done in slow cooker is lovely ( some find it weird but a poached egg dropped in a bowl of pea and ham soup is lovely) Dhal ( just leave out the toms) with flatbreads Carrot and coriander Spring vegetable Courgette Country veg Leek and potato Chicken noodle Butternut squash Miso soup with beef and pak choi
Cous cous with med veg and Harissa /veg tagine / grilled courgette lemon and garlic
Baked potatoes in slow cooker are lovely at this time of year with a salad and butter.