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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

Portion Control

Portion Control

Holly Michaels
26 August, 2013

Eating is one of the biggest pleasures of our lives. It’s also essential. Some foods are obviously better for us than others and portion control is so important. Consider how you build your dinner plate and read these tips to make sure your portions are under control.

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It’s National Dairy Month!

Holly Michaels
03 June, 2013

June is National Dairy Month. Take the time this month to learn about the benefits of dairy. In this post discover how much dairy you and your family should be consuming, why it’s important to include in your diet and try some of our favorite dairy recipes.

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Dietary Fat: The Good vs. the Bad

Holly Michaels
06 March, 2013

Fat has a bad rap, but we need it in our diets to ensure that our bodies function correctly and have enough energy throughout the day. It’s essential for digestion, transporting and absorbing vitamins and chemicals in our bodies. That being said, some fats are better than others. Unsaturated fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. Saturated fats should be avoided, and Trans-fatty Acids have negative health effects. This post compares dietary fats so you can be sure you’re only consuming the fats you need.