It’s About TYME

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“You cannot buy health; you must earn it through healthy living.”

Dr. Joel Ferhman, M.D.

My daughter texted me this picture last night. A simple concept,”TYME”  is promoting healthy food as fast food. You go into one of their locations in NYC and pay 10.00 for a jar of healthy, “whole”(meaning no preservatives and only food your Grandmother would recognize—like beans, cabbage, brown rice— real food) food. If you return the jar you get $1.00 off your next jar.

For me, I like that it gives you ideas of what to put in each jar as you peruse their menus. Their website is

I have a friend who prepares 10 mason jars of layered veggies and lettuce every Sunday night for meals for the week. She and her husband work full-time and this works for them. She has inspired me with her beautiful jars.  What excites me about Tyme is that you can look at their menu and benefit from what is in their jars. It looks so beautiful and is so good for you.

There are a million ways to go with this idea. Pinterest is full of dessert, soup and pasta jars. What I  tried is cooking  mushrooms sprinkled with garlic salt and oregano, in a crockpot. I  roasted zuchinni drizzled with balsamic glaze and also  cauliflower on a different tray both with parchment paper so they don’t stick to the pan. Roasting brings about a rich flavor to the vegetables. I layered brown rice and the vegetables and drizzled balsamic glaze on the top. I need to add more colorful vegetables to make it look prettier. Something you should not do in  creating these beautiful jars is drowning them in high calorie salad dressing. I layered my jars and they don’t look as beautiful as the above picture but I can’t wait to reach in and grab a jar.

Dr. Fuhrman has written “Eat to Live” and is a nutrition expert. From his website:

On his website Dr. Fuhrman also says:

“It is important that you use a healthy dressing to keep the salad healthy. I love to create delicious, healthful, nut-based salad dressings that taste so good you will not only enjoy salads, but you will also love the dressings!”

I found this  recipe on Pinterest that had great reviews in the comments. I can’t wait to make it!

“Magical” No-Oil Salad Dressing

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“This dressing uses applesauce to emulsify the ingredients and produce a surprisingly thick oil-free salad dressing! Try it as is first, and then play with some of the seasonings to your own preferences.

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp mild miso (ex: chickpea miso or brown rice miso)
3/4 – 1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or more to sweeten to taste if desired)
1/4 tsp (rounded) sea salt (or more to taste)
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Using an immersion blender and deep cup (if using a blender, you may need to double the batch for enough blending volume), combine all ingredients, whizzing through until very smooth. Taste, and if you’d like a little sweeter add another teaspoon or so of maple syrup.  Season to taste with additional salt and pepper as well. If you’d like a thinner dressing, simply add a couple of teaspoons of water and blend through again.”

Don’t be put off by the many ingredients. Make a big batch and it will last a week or so.

One of the comments said, ” Trader Joes sells a Pomegranate vinaigrette that is awesome and works really well as a fun substitution. It allows you to use less maple syrup since the Pomegranate is already a little naturally sweet.”

Another idea is meet with a friend and you bring 6 things to layer and she brings 6 things to layer and you can do it together. Having company always makes something more fun. It shouldn’t cost 10.00 a jar to make your jars at home. Depending on the size of the jar–maybe $2.00 or $3.00 dollars at the most. It may seem labor intensive upfront but as the week goes by and you grab and go, I think you will like it. Have you tried this layering idea before in bottles? How did it go?




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