The HealthyTokyo Debut Live on NHK Asaichi

The HealthyTokyo Debut Live on NHK Asaichi

By HealthyTokyo Did you catch the HealthyTokyo debut live on NHK Asaichi? It seems that we’re not the only ones obsessed with matcha because the popular morning show invited Mike and Norma to talk about how this superfood is taking the world by storm and to showcase...
Norma’s Kitchen

Norma’s Kitchen

Norma's Kitchen About Norma Recipes Videos Norma’s Favorites Ask Norma Welcome to my Kitchen! I’m really glad you could join me today. In my kitchen, you can see healthy recipes I’ve created, my favorite natural food and products, and lifestyle...
Norma’s Corner

Norma’s Corner

By Norma Merrett Hi, I am Norma Merrett; a Healthy Tokyo member and now a food-related contributor to Norma’s Corner here at HealthyTokyo.com. I came to Tokyo though an interesting and winding trail that originated in Canada and had many fascinating stops along...
Back to School Lunch Ideas in Japan

Back to School Lunch Ideas in Japan

By Norma Merrett It’s hard to think about back to school lunch ideas in Japan when you’re in the midst of summer vacation. Summer and a freer schedule is a refreshing and welcome change for most families.  Less time is spent watching the clock during the carefree days...
6 organic cooking oils to take your kitchen to the next level

6 organic cooking oils to take your kitchen to the next level

By Norma Merrett Even the most basic kitchen will have an oil or two on hand. From tossing with a salad to coating the pan before frying, it is something most of us use every day in some fashion. The selection of organic cooking oils has rapidly increased and it can...
How-to Add Kale To Your Diet In Japan

How-to Add Kale To Your Diet In Japan

By Norma Merrett In order to help people live healthier lives, I’m constantly thinking up how to add kale to your diet in Japan. Anyone who knows me knows that I love this rich, green vegetable. Whenever possible, kale is my go to salad green. I always favor kale over...
The HealthyTokyo Summer Smash Event Recap

The HealthyTokyo Summer Smash Event Recap

By HealthyTokyo For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s the HealthyTokyo Summer Smash event recap! We were so excited when last Friday finally came because everyone in the office at HealthyTokyo had been counting down for what felt like forever to our first...
Healthy New Year!

Healthy New Year!

By Norma Merrett In what seems like a blink of the eye 2017 is behind us and we’re hurtling into 2018, ready or not.  A new year usually has most thinking about change and fresh starts. Healthy Tokyo brings a wish of health and happiness for you.   We want you to be...
Amazake – The Super Healthy Japanese Fermented Rice Drink

Amazake – The Super Healthy Japanese Fermented Rice Drink

By Norma Merrett You may have heard the term amazake if you have attended any of the festivals that are so prevalent in Japan to mark certain customs and observances. Many mistakenly think this is sake or rice wine. It does start out its journey on the same road as...
Matcha Baileys Shot – The Perfect Winter Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

Matcha Baileys Shot – The Perfect Winter Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

By Norma Merrett As we launch straight into February, the weather seems to be cooling down further, even though the end of winter is in sight. Luckily, the days are usually sunny and dry enough to be enjoyable. However, the nights are frosty and almost always...
Looking For Pure, Organic Juice Without Added Sugar?

Looking For Pure, Organic Juice Without Added Sugar?

By Norma Merrett My favorite pure, organic juice without added sugar rivals the first bite into a luscious piece of fruit.  When I taste fresh fruit in season, the image of the fruit hanging off the tree always comes with it.  That refreshing flavor is hard to come by...
Matcha Sakura Latte – in celebration of Vernal Equinox Day

Matcha Sakura Latte – in celebration of Vernal Equinox Day

By Norma Merrett This Matcha Sakura Latte is the perfect way to celebrate Vernal Equinox Day!  Today is the first day of Spring and as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer and a dazzling rainbow of floral colors greets you at every turn.  There are many...
Vegan food in Japan – organic and available online

Vegan food in Japan – organic and available online

By Norma Merrett Here at Healthy Tokyo we’re striving to bring all sorts of healthy foods your way.  Living in here it can be a challenge to locate certain foods. It becomes particularly tricky if you are searching for Vegan food in Japan.  We are well aware of this...