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About Holly Michaels

Hi! I'm Blendtec's resident Registered Dietitian. I spend much of my time at work developing fun new recipes for our incredible blenders. I've built my career around clinical and community nutrition, as well as research and a love for making healthy and tasty foods!

Nutrition is a deep passion of mine; I love finding ways to improve health and wellness through the foods and quantities we consume. I learned at a young age the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. As a child, my oldest brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which prompted my interest in nutrition. The subject fascinated me so much that I studied nutrition in both undergraduate and graduate schools. I grew up cooking with my mother and became very fond of creating foods that are healthy and delicious.

In my free time my husband and I enjoy rock climbing, canyoneering, fishing, camping and just about anything else you can do outdoors in Utah. I also love to quilt, crochet, and read when you can pry me away from my blender.

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Here are my most recent posts

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Weight Goals: What Is a Healthy Weight for You?

Holly Michaels
18 September, 2013

Obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your physical and mental health; being overweight can lead to a number of health problems. The best and healthiest way to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight is through good nutrition and adequate physical activity. Diet Although dieting and becoming healthier are growing trends,

Portion Control

Portion Control

Holly Michaels
26 August, 2013

Eating is one of the biggest pleasures in our lives. Of course, eating is essential for life, but we also eat for social reasons, such as to celebrate weddings, babies, birthdays, and so much more.  As a dietitian, I believe any food can be calculated into a healthy diet. Obviously some foods are better for

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It’s National Dairy Month!

Holly Michaels
03 June, 2013

June is National Dairy Month—a great time to learn more about the benefits of dairy and how much you and your family should be consuming. Why is dairy important to include in my diet? Most people think of calcium when they consider dairy. “Dairy foods, particularly fluid milk, yogurt, and cheese are the principal sources of calcium