Entries by Missy Bird

Intuitive Eating: The Non-Diet

Picky eater. Bored eater. Stressed eater. Cautious eater. Will-eat-anything eater. I’ve gone through each of these stages throughout my life. Picky, bored, and stressed led to body image issues as a teenager. Cautious helped me lose weight—perhaps not the healthiest way. Now, being seven months pregnant, I want to eat constantly. (I tend to get […]


Mother’s Day: 6 Health Tips My Mom Gave Me

My mom didn’t give me many health tips. So you may be wondering why I’m writing about this topic. In five short months, I’m going to become a mother. (Internally freaking out.) And even though my mom never gave tips, per se, the wisdom she bestowed upon me is more important than ever. She never […]


7 Steps to Hosting a Healthy Dinner Party

I’m going to be completely honest—I’m one of those people who likes to host a party so I can stay home with my dogs. This should tell you I don’t throw many parties. But the ones I do host tend to involve throwing some chips in a bowl or a couple of frozen mini corn […]

USANA Test Kitchen: Easy Baked Peaches

Whenever I eat peaches, I hum the 1996 song “Peaches” by the Presidents of the United States. “Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free.” Great, now it will be stuck in my head the rest of the day. While it may be nearing the end of the season, there are […]

USANA Test Kitchen: Chilled Pumpkin Oatmeal

Having a type-A personality, I hate being late—and nothing stresses me out faster than when I’m running behind for work. Luckily, I never have to worry about breakfast slowing me down because it’s waiting for me in the refrigerator. Twice a week, I make two Mason jars of Chilled Pumpkin Oatmeal. Yup, I’ve joined the […]