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Janine Bolton, R.D.

Calgary, Vancouver, Canada
I am a graduate from the University of Alberta's Nutritional Sciences program and completed a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. I created this blog because I am passionate about food, nutrition, health and writing. In my past life I worked as a personal trainer and... Full Bio
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The terrifying way in which I discovered I was pregnant by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I found out I was pregnant the night before I moved to a new city. The "plan" was for me to move first (since I had secured a good job before my husband), and for my husb ... Read on »
Site Overhaul Coming Soon...ish. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Image courtesy of Feelart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net It's been a while since I posted - how did a year go by so quick?! There have been a number of major life cha ... Read on »
Book review: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael pollen, took me a record two years to complete. It's not that it wasn't a good book (in fac ... Read on »
How to make any Grilled Cheese, Gourmet. Brie, pesto and tomato on grilled sourdough. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The title really says it all. With the launch of another great new food truck here in Calgary, Cheezy Bizness , I was inspired to see a new take on an old classi ... Read on »
Nutrition Imposter: "Natural" products by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Recently, Kashi cereals (owned by food giant Kellogg) has come under fire for "misleading" consumers that their "natural" products contained genetically modified ingredients ... Read on »
Nutrition Imposter: Schneider's Naturals by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Again, our moms were right when they said: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Read on »
Easy Pad Thai Recipe by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I can't believe I haven't told you about my FAVOURITE-EST COOKBOOK EVER yet. So wonderful, that I said "favourite-est". The Meat Free Monday Cookbook has 52 Mond ... Read on »
What Not to Eat: Homemade Apple Fritter Recipe by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're going to eat or serve something health, make it from scratch. At least then you know the ingredients going into it are simple. Maybe not healthy, but s ... Read on »
Vegetarian Feast - Lime stuffed yam, Moroccan chickpeas, and kale chips by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Thanks to Pinterest , there are no shortage of recipes I'm dying to try. I picked a couple, and made them the other night, into a bit of a vegetarian mish-mash o ... Read on »
Nutrition Impostor: Janes FlatJacks by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I first saw this product advertised on TV, it took me a minute to figure what exactly it was. It's flat, breaded, and goes in the toaster. Until you take a close ... Read on »
What not to eat: The best Gingersnap Cookies on earth - Recipe by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  This recipe is from Company's Coming's "Most Loved Cookies" - and they don't lie. I truly think the key to these cookies is in the timing. 10 minutes at 350, ... Read on »
Video: "We're not buying it" - Big Food Marketing to Kids by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Interesting video from the Prevention Institute  about big food marketing to kids. Worth a watch Read on »
Leftover Holiday Turkey Recipe: Jamie Oliver's Asian Turkey Salad by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're looking for something to do with all that leftover brown turkey meat after the holidays, the usual solution is turkey soup. I love me a good turkey, ve ... Read on »
What not to eat: Yam bacon pizza recipe by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What happens when you combine sparse leftovers in your cupboards and fridge to make a meal? Sometimes the answer is Yam Bacon Pizza. While we didn't actually ha ... Read on »
Recipe: Creamy Vegetarian Beet Borscht by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've made a few different borscht recipes before, but this one has been my favourite so far. The great thing about Borscht, is that it is pretty modifiable in ... Read on »
The Garden Sleuth by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I realize summer ended long ago (at least here in Calgary), but I'm still pondering over WHY  my garden  failed miserably this year. Yes, the garden FAILED (you ... Read on »
See you in 2 weeks! I've gone to... by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I'm gone for a long awaited time of sun, sand and good food, and my "wedding-moon" in Mexico. I'll be back and posting before you (or I) know it!  . ... Read on »
Recipe: Saucy Pulled Pork by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Pork is one of B's favourite foods, and I'm not big on meat (but especially pork) so it's a rarity in our house. A good pulled pork sandwich though is pretty tas ... Read on »
MRU's Body of Knowledge Lecture Series with Dr. Weil - Part 2 by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In my last post about  Dr. Weil's visit  to the MRU Body of Knowledge Series, I summed up the flaws in our health care system, as seen by  Weil . Although a very interesting ... Read on »
Dr. Weil comes to Calgary! MRU Lecture Series on Nutrition, Part 1 by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For a nutrition nerd like me, the Mount Royal University's Integrative Health Institute 's Body of Knowledge Lecture Series was a very exciting event! The "headliner ... Read on »