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

Holly Michaels
01 March, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month, which means we have a whole month dedicated to evaluating the foods you are eating and focus on how you can improve your health with nutrition. We could all afford to improve our diet in some way. This month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics developed the theme Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. It encourages each person to find the right diet for their individual needs. Follow these suggestions and evaluate your diet to see what kind of changes you can make.

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Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Holly Michaels
11 February, 2013

This week is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Using a feeding tube is part of daily life for some people that are unable to consume enough healthy foods to sustain health, growth, or optimal nutrition status on their own. Nutrition for people who use feeding tubes can come in a commercially manufactured formula or through blenderized food. Using blenderized food is a great option for those who are using tubes long term, due to nutritional and economical value. How awesome is it that Blendtec’s home use blenders are powerful enough to pulverize regular foods to the point that they can be used in feeding tubs without complications.

National Crepe Day

National Crêpe Day

Holly Michaels
01 February, 2013

February 2nd is National Crêpe Day. The crêpe is a staple in France and can be filled with all things savory and sweet. Crêpes are easy and delicious and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. Use today as an excuse to enjoy crêpes any way you’d like .