Health and fitness

My first day with William – A letter to you

Today I’m baby sitting my baby nephew William, part of the Simkiss clan. He’s seven months old and has a smile that will melt any ones heart. I only found out two days ago, It was sort of sprung on me. Everyone’s been busy with the last few weeks of school term so It’s understandable. My first […] Read more…

No time to workout – Everyday Desk Exercises

It’s time for the workout posts to come flooding back, every year my views and engagements dip and rise depending on the time of year, before summer it goes crazy, we’re all turning from winter clothes to salads and bikinis. Here at PurelyAmy I like to talk about easy and simple methods of eating and weight […] Read more…

Happy Blogaversary to meee! Celebrating

Happy Blogaversary to mee! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I first published an article online.. Back then I’d be happy with a spam view from a google-bot. I’d list my daily food intake ALL IN CAPS and go about my weekly business then Monday rolled back around again and I’d type it […] Read more…

Kitchen cupboard must haves for a spring clean detox

All the things you might already have lurking in your kitchen, you know..the stuff shoved at the back.. did you know how great they are for your diet? Yup this is a stupidly simple idea. I’m not saying these are things you must buy, perhaps you already do buy them? This is just to provide […] Read more…

Grilled Cheese! (Cauliflower bread)

This is my latest obsession, I’m not one for cheese really, but when I want it I need it! There’s something about cheese that you can’t replicate. No matter how much the vegan alternatives try, it just doesn’t taste the same, I’m sorry but it’s true! So I was browsing the internet, as you do, […] Read more…

Body fat, What is it and do you have too much?

What is it? Essentially body fat is the fat in the body. We all have it and we all need it. When the body takes on food it stores it as fat and throughout the day your body uses it up! But.. If you don’t use all of your calories up..the fat stays there s […] Read more…

How to eat more veggies, the fun and easiest way.

I honestly think we don’t give enough time to vegetables, we see ads for cereals, breakfast bars and ‘quick’ food, but in my basics section you’ll see the easiest way to get veggies in your system! Other than that you can just bulk your meals out or increase your veggie intake in several other ways. […] Read more…

American style gluten free pancakes

Sometimes what happens behind the camera, is just as important as what happens in front of it. In this case..you don’t really get to see what’s in front of it! Many of my eagle-eyed followers on twitter and not on the blog joined in on the fun of my bake on Saturday. If you were one […] Read more…

Meat vs Meat free. What’s the benefit of either?

So this is a…personal topic for most of you but I’m coming at it from a neutral standpoint. I’ve been meaty and meat-free so I know about meat vs meat from both sides of the conversation. Please take note, this is not about animal cruelty or personal opinion. This is just covering the facts on […] Read more…

Sweet potato gratin| Simple & Healthy inspiration

Since I’ve cut out chocolate and unbeknown to me, increased my sugar intake ten fold! Ugh. I swapped from chocolate and sweet treats to tonnes of fruit! So this week I’ve been looking towards cutting back on my fruit intake and introducing more ‘sweet’ veggies into my diet. That’s where this beautiful sweet potato gratin […] Read more…

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