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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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Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is a recipe I've made for years and is always a hit. The cottage cheese helps to add more protein and gives it more of a nice, creamy texture that's different from o ... Read on »
A Greenie goes to Las Vegas by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A few weeks ago, B. (a huge hockey fan - specifically, the Calgary Flames) won a trip to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas from a local sports radio station. He was ecstatic to ... Read on »
Are you being "Health washed"? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With all the environmental information and "eco-logos" floating around these days, you may have heard the term "Green washing". Green washing (or "green whitewash") "is t ... Read on »
Dr. Freedhoff - on being a "loudmouth" by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  Dr. Yoni Freedhoff recently gave this interesting talk about his advocacy work to a group of students at the Canadian Obesity Student Meeting at the University of Ottawa. ... Read on »
First lettuce harvest = Fresh Taco Salad by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating B and I are growing quite the container vegetable garden this year. Beets, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, and a ton of herbs. The lettuce is already ready f ... Read on »
"All or Nothing" Thinking by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you ever made a less than healthy decision, and found that it led to more unhealthy decisions? Have you ever thought "Ugh! I already ate two cookies, I might as well ha ... Read on »
Making Exercise fun and Eliminating Stress by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The following is a guest post from Jim Rollince For years now it's been the same routine- get up; go to work; drive straight to the gym and follow simple, ... Read on »
The HCG diet - Fact or Fiction? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Recently, I friend of mine brought a new diet to my attention - the hCG diet. Being a dietitian, of course, I had to check it out. Was this just another fad diet, or was t ... Read on »
Vacation by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy June! It doesn't seem like June - we had to bring the herbs and veggies we planted inside when it SNOWED (!!) a few days ago.   Just wanted to give everyone a ... Read on »
Can diet affect autism? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Image: Kristie Baxter Autism is a baffling condition that has come to the forefront of medical news and research. It is characterized by symptoms which can include diff ... Read on »
BBQ Trout with Lemon Garlic Butter by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating An easy, delicious, healthy and speedy summer recipe. We served it with grilled asparagus, zucchini and yellow bell peppers. Ingredients 10 oz trout filet 3 Tbs ... Read on »
Contest! FREE 7-day meal plan!! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Exciting news! I will be giving away a FREE 7-day meal plan to one of my followers on Twitter! That's a $200 value!! Follow me  on Twitter and retweet contest details ... Read on »
Green Dining: LEAF by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Nearly 2 years after the idea came to mind, Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) has hit the ground running. This post is less of a shameless plug ... Read on »
Whole wheat Vegetarian Bean Pizza by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It was Meatless Monday yesterday and I was being adventurous in the kitchen. I took whatever I had on hand and ended up with this delicious homemade pizza, so I thought I ... Read on »
How to achieve your nutrition and health goals by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Goal setting is a great tool to help you accomplish many things in life. Unfortunately, few people set goals in a way that sets them up for success. Often times, when peo ... Read on »
Pasta & Bean Salad by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is a really easy, fast, healthy and delicious recipe... what more can you ask for! I like this dish because it's warm and feels like a real pasta dinner, without ... Read on »
Healthy Sweet & Sour Pineapple chicken by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This isn't your Chinese take-out sweet & sour chicken, but it's just as good and MUCH healthier. This recipe only makes enough for 2, so you may want to double, or even ... Read on »
Fitness Tip: Signs of overtraining by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is a guest post from Vancouver Personal Trainer Virgil Isaacs from Kalev: Personal Training Overtraining is a physical, behavioral and emotional condition that o ... Read on »
Is it OK for kids to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In the past, vegetarian and vegan diets were associated with being a hippy. Things are changing, and plant-based lifestyles are becoming more and more mainstream. M ... Read on »
What parents should look for on a Nutrition Label by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here's a post I wrote for My Family Nutrition : Since nutrition labeling became mandatory in 2005, many people have started to tak ... Read on »