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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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Dietary Fat: The Good vs. the Bad

Holly Michaels
06 March, 2013

Dietary fat has definitely received a bad rap. But we actually need fat in our diets so that our bodies function correctly and have enough energy throughout the day. Fat is essential for digesting, transporting, and absorbing vitamins and chemicals throughout the body. However, some fats are better than others. Unsaturated Fats Unsaturated fats are

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National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Holly Michaels
01 March, 2013

March is┬áNational Nutrition Month. With a whole month dedicated to nutrition, now is a great time to evaluate the types of foods you eat and how you can improve your health through nutrition. The reality is that just about every person can improve his or her diet in some way. Most people don’t eat all

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Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Holly Michaels
11 February, 2013

For some people, using a feeding tube is a part of daily life. Feeding tubes can provide nutrition support for those unable to consume enough healthy foods to sustain health, growth, or optimal nutrition status. A feeding tube can also provide complete nutrition for those unable to chew, swallow, or use the upper part of