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...
Dethrone the Holiday Eggnog with this Delicious Matcha Cocktail

Dethrone the Holiday Eggnog with this Delicious Matcha Cocktail

By Norma Merrett The lights are up, the holiday songs are playing and it’s the time of year to celebrate the past year and look forward to a new one.   We’ve got a festive cocktail to offer when friends come calling that is different, delicious...
Matcha Merriement – Matcha Chocolate Bark Recipe

Matcha Merriement – Matcha Chocolate Bark Recipe

By Norma Merrett Matcha Merriement As the holidays approach, no doubt you are thinking about the gathering of family and friends, gift shopping, holiday parties and the special food that is part of your holiday. This time of year always finds me making mental shopping...
Kale Coconut Bites – A Healthy Snack Full of Greens

Kale Coconut Bites – A Healthy Snack Full of Greens

By Norma Merrett Kale is one of my favorite superfoods and I always strive to create recipes that are healthy and delicious! These kale coconut bites use organic kale powder from Denmark. The wonderful thing about this kale powder is that it is freeze dried no higher...
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...
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...
Healthy Bread in Japan as Part of a Balanced Diet

Healthy Bread in Japan as Part of a Balanced Diet

By Norma Merrett Healthy bread in Japan is always on my shopping list. I’d wager most people eat healthy bread in Japan at least once a day. Whether it’s a hot and crunchy piece of toast in the morning, a focaccia sandwich at lunchtime or a chewy piece of naan...
Organic Rice in Japan Combines History, Health & Quality

Organic Rice in Japan Combines History, Health & Quality

By Norma Merrett If you were asked to name a food synonymous to Japan, rice would most likely be your answer.  Rice is deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of Japan.  It is the world’s most important food crop ahead of wheat, corn and bananas.  Rice is a major...
How To Buy Healthy Groceries in Japan

How To Buy Healthy Groceries in Japan

By Norma Merrett Navigating how to buy healthy groceries in Japan is a major concern as an expat in Japan. For me, time is the most precious commodity, so I love knowing I can have my food delivered after ordering it on the HealthyTokyo online shop. Have you ever...
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...
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...
No-bake Vegan Raw Matcha Brownies

No-bake Vegan Raw Matcha Brownies

By Norma Merrett Brownies are one of the most delicious desserts, but I wouldn’t say they’re the healthiest.  These raw matcha brownies are not only great tasting, but vegan! This guilt-free treat is a #MatchaMonday special but because they are plant based...