Luisa Heenan

Luisa is an Australian qualified personal fitness trainer who is also currently studying nutrition. She has been in Japan since 2007 and founded her health and fitness blog, Glow in Japan, to inspire women to enjoy active living and healthy eating in Japan. She loves experimenting with healthy recipes, traveling abroad to the beach, and sharing a good cappuccino with her husband or friends.

Articles By Luisa

Recipe: Matcha Chia Pudding

With the spring weather approaching, you might find your body craving foods that are a little fresher and lighter. We have previously looked at the...

March 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Sticking to Your Goals with a Vision Board

Now that we're a couple of months into the year, how are you doing on your new year's resolutions? Made popular by the book and...

March 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Japanese Superfoods: Kombu

Seaweed is one of the outstanding foods that project the uniqueness of the traditional Japanese diet. Seaweed and sea vegetables have been a key ingredient...

February 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts

This time of year, stores all over Japan are overflowing with Valentine's Day chocolates. Unfortunately, most of what's available is highly processed and contains loads...

February 10, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

With all of the festive celebrations, dinners, parties this time of year, many of us tend to overindulge in food, especially at the sweets table....

December 8, 2014 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Nukazuke

We can gain so much knowledge and inspiration from some of these amazing Japanese elders on their traditional diet and way of living. One excellent...

September 9, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Natto

It has been dubbed the “Japanese Vegemite” due to its pungent odor and particular acquired taste. However, unlike my motherland’s breakfast favorite, Vegemite, natto deserves...

August 5, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Shichimi

The Huffington Post put shichimi togarashi on its list of 14 foods to add to your diet in 2014, but the Japanese have been onto...

June 23, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Miso

Although the rest of the world may have jumped on the kale, coconut oil and raw cacao obsession of “super foods,” we are so lucky...

May 20, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Carrot, Ginger & Miso Soup

With the chilly weather, I find myself craving warm and healthy soups to make sure I’m getting lots of vitamins and minerals to keep any...

February 24, 2014 | Food & Drink