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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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Veganism: The end by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's finally here, the end of the vegan experiment. Well, truth be told, the end came a bit early. Following a vegan diet wasn't as difficult as I thought it w ... Read on »
Friday wrap up: weekend diet sabotage, what foods to buy organic, BPA update and more! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Well, it was a wet, grey and cold week here in Calgary - reminded me of being back home on the west coast. Not good weather for outdoor activity, but great for getting ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been wet, rainy and snowy here the past few days and that's got me in the mood for baking something warm. These whole wheat blueberry muffins did just the trick! Per ... Read on »
The Mindless Method - Just another diet? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently received an email from Dr. Brian Wansink telling me about his affiliation with a new program called "The Mindless Method". Dr. Wansink, author of Mindless E ... Read on »
Reply from KFC = FAIL by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you read my last post on KFC's partnership with the Susan G Komen Foundation and clicked here to send KFC your thoughts, you likely received the following response Than ... Read on »
Recipe: Baked Falafels by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You can definitely still eat great food while following a vegan diet. This was one of my favourites! Falafels are traditionally fried, but I baked these one ... Read on »
A deep-fried cure for breast cancer? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Has anyone heard or seen the KFC commercials asking you to support the Susan G Coleman Foundation by buying buckets of deep-fried chicken? I think the irony really speaks fo ... Read on »
A Meat-eaters vegan experiment: Week two. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With just over a week left of our vegan experiment, B and I are both coming to our own realizations about veganism. Here's an update on how B is handling things: ... Read on »
Friday Wrap Up: Mercury in sushi, sustainable pet food, and superfoods! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As you may have noticed, I got adventurous and gave the blog a makeover this week. I like it, but still have some kinks to work out. What do you think? My favou ... Read on »
Stevia: A "natural" sweetener? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Every time I turn around there seems to be a new "natural" sweetener popping up on store shelves, recently discovered from some far off land, and which holds the key to ... Read on »
Week one of the vegan experiment: complete. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Week one of this vegan experiment has come and gone. So far, it really hasn't been bad. I'm doing fine without meat (we don't eat that much to begin with) but I did have one ... Read on »
Recipe: Simple Vegan Tzatziki by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This recipe , from Vegweb.com , is just as good (if not better!) than any non-vegan tzatziki I've tried. We used the Tofutti Better Than vegan sour cream. Ingr ... Read on »
Fitness Tip: Tennis Elbow by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Tennis season is here! Here's another fitness tip for tennis elbow sufferers from Kalev: Personal Trainer Eric Walker: Tennis Elbow (officially known as lateral ... Read on »
Recipes: Lentil-barley burgers and Mango salsa by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating B has been worried that this our 3 weeks of vegan eating would leave him feeling hungry and unsatisfied. He's a big guy - he needs hearty meals. I assured him ... Read on »
Friday Wrap up... eat healthy cheap, how to workout and a standing cat. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The New York Times article that explains how more weight and less reps are better. Period. Summer Tomato had some great posts this week, including 10 Tip ... Read on »
Guest post: From carnivore to vegan - from his point of view. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I thought it would be interesting to give you a different perspective on our "vegan experiment" from someone who is a little less passionate about food and health than ... Read on »
It's Grow Time! (Almost) by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're a gardener or want to try your hand at gardening for the first time, GrowVeg.com may be your new best friend. When you sign up (and it's free for 30 days), y ... Read on »
Child and Family Nutrition by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For those who don't know, I also write articles for a new site: My Family Nutrition . If you're interested in nutrition topics geared more towards children and fam ... Read on »
It begins! Veganism 101 by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating And we're off! We were planning to start the vegan days yesterday, but still had some milk and yogurt to burn through, and I don't believe in wasting if you can avoid ... Read on »
Food Revolution update by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Almost 250, 000 people in the U.S. have signed Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution petition to send a message to government and the food industry that we need to change the way w ... Read on »