An eye on the calories … 2,000 per day is the recommended adult intake. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty ImagesBeat diabetes and save the NHS: here’s what a week’s worth of healthy meals looks like. Just go easy on the lentils... Have we forgotten what a healthy amount of food looks like? GP Ann Robinson thinks so. Writing in the Guardian, she suggested that with diabetes threatening to bankrupt the NHS, and the UK becoming a "nation of grazers", it was time schools taught pupils what 2,000 calories a day "looks and feels like". So we asked Kelly McCabe of the British Dietetic Association to produce a working week's approximate 2k-a-day plan. We hope you like lentils:
Breakfast: Yoghurt with berries, nuts and seeds (100g Total 0% yoghurt, handful mixed berries, 1 tbsp mixed seeds, 2 sliced brazil nuts).
Lunch: Smoked salmon, low-fat cream cheese and spinach sandwich on soya and linseed bread, with a handful of cherry tomatoes.
Dinner: Sweet potato, spinach and lentil dhal (made with 100g red lentils, and a large sweet potato: makes enough for lunch tomorrow).
Breakfast: Banana porridge (3 tbsp whole rolled porridge oats, semiskimmed milk, ½ sliced banana, 2 sliced brazil nuts).
Lunch: Sweet potato, spinach and lentil dhal (leftovers).
Dinner: Parma-ham-wrapped salmon (one small fillet, 2 slices ham) with asparagus and 4 tbsp pesto sauce, 80ml creme fraiche, handful new potatoes.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado on soya and linseed toast.
Lunch: Shop-bought or homemade tomato soup (add a handful of lentils or black-eyed beans or a handful of spinach to boost nutritional value).
Dinner: Wagamama Cha Han (made with 2 small chicken thighs, 4 large prawns, an egg, rice: double the quantities to include lunch tomorrow).
Breakfast: Bircher muesli (3 tbsp porridge oats, 1 tbsp raisins, grated apple, apple juice, 2 tbsp natural yoghurt).
Lunch: Wagamama's Cha Han.
Dinner: Roasted vegetable frittata (1 large onion, 300g cherry tomatoes, 100g spinach, basil, 100g ricotta, 6 eggs: enough for lunch tomorrow) with spinach and rocket salad.
Breakfast: Yoghurt with berries, nuts and seeds.
Lunch: Roasted vegetable frittata with spinach and rocket salad.
Dinner: Spicy tilapia with green beans and sweet potato mash.