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Holly Ellison

RD, LD
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Holly Ellison

Holly Ellison, RD, LD, is a Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian who received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and exercise science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Holly completed her dietetic internship through the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Minnesota Dietetic Association.

Holly is passionate about nutrition and exercise. She enjoys teaching others about new foods and cooking techniques and she is committed to helping individuals of all ages achieve their health and nutrition goals.

Through your Mankato Riverfront Hy-Vee, Holly offers group and individual store tours, personalized nutrition counseling, various nutrition-related classes, on- and off-site presentations as well as answering questions you may have.

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Looking for healthy menu ideas? Hy-Vee has you covered. Check out this week's weekly menu for great recipes.


Services Offered at Your Mankato Riverfront Hy-Vee:

Simple Fix - Freezer Meal Prep Class. $99 per person
Simple Fix is a program in which groups of people gather at Hy-Vee to prepare a variety of fast and delicious meals to be kept in the freezer. We shop for all the groceries, provides the space, bowls and utensils AND do the clean-up. You put the recipes together in freezer bags or pans (4 to 6 servings per recipe) and take them home with cooking instructions so you can eat them at your convenience. Simple Fix is here to make your lives easier!

How does Simple Fix work?

  1. Get a group of 6-24 people together and call or e-mail your Riverfront Hy-Vee dietitian, Holly Ellison (HEllison@hy-vee.com or 507-625-1107) or to schedule your class.
  2. Pick a day and time to complete your Simple Fix class. Coordinate a time that works with your group.
  3. Pay for the cost of your groceries. Cost is $99 per person for 7 recipes.
  4. Prepare the recipes with your friends and have fun!
  5. Take home your delicious meals, save them in the freezer and ENJOY!

What is the menu?

  • Package 1: Around the World (Slow-Cooker)
    Greek Pasta Bake
    Italian Wedding Soup
    Meat Loaf Cordon Bleu
    Moroccan Vegetarian Stew
    Orange Chicken
    Salsa Verde
    Chicken Stuffed Peppers
  • Package 2: Busy Family (Slow-Cooker or Grill)
    Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
    Ham & Cheese Potato Hot Dish
    Herb-Crusted Turkey Tenderloin
    Mexican Shredded Pork Loin
    Party Beef Roast
    Southwestern Chicken Soup
    Tomato Veggie Soup
  • Package 3: Daily Dish (Slow-Cooker & Grill)
    Barbecue Pulled Pork Roast
    Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
    Hoisin-and-Honey Chicken Wings
    Korean-Style Pork Chops
    Meatball Sliders
    Pesto Chicken & Potatoes
    Ravioli Primavera
  • Package 4: Gather ‘round the Grill (Grill)
    Asian Turkey Burgers
    Barbecued Marinated Pork Chops
    Chicken Asada Fajitas
    Cilantro Shrimp
    Dijon Pesto Steak
    Greek Pork Burgers
    Zesty Marinated Pork Chops
  • Package 5: Hearty Fare (Slow-Cooker)
    Apple Pork Tenderloin
    Chicken Cacciatore
    Chicken Taco Chili
    Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops
    Lazy Day Beef Stew
    Pork Loin with Fruit Sauce
    Vegetable Lasagna

Payment is due one week prior to the event. Classes take about 1 1/2 hours and are held in our Riverfront Hy-Vee dining area.

Private Supermarket Tours: By appointment. Free Service.
Join Holly, your Hy-Vee dietitian, for a scheduled group or individual aisle-by-aisle tour, focusing on a topic of your choice. During your tour, you will discover new food choices, practice reading nutrition labels and obtain meal planning ideas.

Tour topics may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart-health
  • Weight management
  • Gluten-free living
  • Food allergies
  • Many more!

Please make an appointment with Holly to set up your free Health in Every Aisle Store Tour. You may email her at hellison@hy-vee.com.

Personalized Shopping Assistance: By Appointment. Free Service.
If you are struggling to put clinical advice into practice or are looking for additional assistance in achieving your healthy eating goals, let Holly take you through the store to help find foods that fit your dietary needs. Holly, your Riverfront Mankato Hy-Vee dietitian, is available for FREE individualized shopping assistance. Make an appointment with Holly to tour the store and learn about healthy food in every aisle.

Nutrition Counseling: By Appointment. Prices Vary.
If you have questions about a specific diet – weight loss, low-sodium, diabetes, cholesterol-lowering and more – nutrition counseling is a great way to get individualized advice. Holly is available for private nutrition counseling by appointment.

Healthy Food Demonstrations: Free service.
Holly will demonstrate in-store how to prepare healthy and delicious meals. Please check Holly's calendar of events for upcoming healthy food demonstrations. Recipes will be provided for each food demonstration.

Community Wellness Presentations: By Appointment. Free service.
Holly will come to your non-profit organization and present a health and wellness topic of your choice.

Business Wellness Presentations: By Appointment. Prices Vary.
Holly will come to your business and present a health and wellness topic of your choice. Encourage your place of business to put an emphasis on employee wellness.

Hy-Vee Dietitian e-Newsletter. Free service.
Receive free recipes, coupons, information on new products, upcoming events, and quick health and exercise tips. All we need is your e-mail address. To become a member, send your e-mail address to hellison@hy-vee.com.

Cholesterol Screenings. By appointment. Prices vary.
With this finger-stick test, you'll find out your heart disease risk in just 10 minutes. Test includes total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and blood glucose. You will need to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to this test (water only). Make an appointment by calling the store and asking for Holly or sending an email to hellison@hy-vee.com.

Answers in the Aisles. Free service.
Holly is available to answer your questions about foods related to health. Check out a food demo or stop in to chat! Just ask for Holly at the Customer Service counter.

In-Store Events. Prices vary.
Grab a monthly newsletter at the store's entrances or check online at www.hy-vee.com for a complete schedule.

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Event Schedule
12/14/2018
Nutrition Tour: Heart Health

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join your Downtown Hy-Vee registered dietitian on a nutrition tour focused on heart health. Register online.

12/17/2018
Nutrition Tour: Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join your Downtown Hy-Vee registered dietitian on a nutrition tour focused on diabetes. Register online.

12/21/2018
Nutrition Tour: Heart Health

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join your Downtown Hy-Vee registered dietitian on a nutrition tour focused on heart health. Register online.

12/24/2018
Nutrition Tour: Diabetes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join your Downtown Hy-Vee registered dietitian on a nutrition tour focused on diabetes. Register online.

12/28/2018
Nutrition Tour: Heart Health

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join your Downtown Hy-Vee registered dietitian on a nutrition tour focused on heart health. Register online.

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