Gary Daniels, local Reebok Master Trainer, shows how incorporating vegetarian food into your diet can help you slim down, shape up and get healthier.

Spiced Okra Curry
This dish proves how simple ingredients can combine to create great flavour.
You will need
  • 200g of onions,
  • 250g of okra (trimmed, washed and sliced),
  • 1 tomato, 1 red chilli,
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 
  • and a handful of fresh coriander to serve.

To prepare, heat onions in a wok until soft. Then, add the okra, tomatoes, and chilli, and mix well. Lower the heat and add ground coriander and cook for an extra 5-10 minutes.

Then add 1 tablespoon of water and simmer for a further five minutes.

Once cooked, sprinkle fresh coriander into the mix and serve with brown rice or a chapati.

He advises: “There’s a common misconception that vegetarian diets may easily lead to malnutrition. In most cases however, the majority of our meals are not sufficient enough to provide our body with everything it needs to truly function at its best. But as vegetarian meals can provide foods low in saturated fats and high in heart healthy, natural ingredients, they can be a great addition to our lifestyles and can decrease our risk of heart disease, improve lean body mass, and give us a feeling of satisfaction.”

If you want to combine a healthy diet alongside impactful exercise on your route to a fitter and happier you, Gary Daniels hosts Reebok Summer Shape Up classes in the Reebok FitHub, Unit 2, Abbey Wood Retail Park, Station Road, Filton, BS34 7JL every Wednesday 9:30am – 10:15amTo attend a class, visit the store just before it begins. To check class availability, learn more, and sign up, visit: