Add nutrient dense, health enhancing, gut healing bone broth to your daily diet and you will feel the difference!
Chicken bone broth not only taste amazing but is very beneficial for your health and body. Ways to use bone broth include:
• use bone broth instead of water to make grains, rice, quinoa or pasta
• soups, stews, chili
• one pot meals
• mac and cheese
• sauce bases
• roasts or braised meats
• cooking down or steaming vegetables
• smoothies (freeze little cubes of bone broth in an ice cube tray and add a few to your daily smoothie)
• bone broth bar (see below)
• sip on it!
• freeze your bone broth in containers for later use (we make a big pots worth and then freeze the broth to use for the rest of the week)
Our favorite ways to get our daily amount of bone broth in, is to make a bone broth bar. You can have noodles (pasta, rice noodles, ramen), spiralized vegetables (squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini), rice, quinoa, cut vegetables (onion, carrots, mushrooms), miso, etc. all in your fridge ready to go. Then you can heat up a small portion of bone broth and add in different items each day. So you mix it up every time and you still have your daily bone broth. The best part is you don’t get bored! This is also a great idea for feeding a lot of people or a party/event. Everyone can make their own unique bowl of soup.
Bone Broth Bar
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BENEFITS OF BONE BROTHS
• Adds a rich flavor to your cooking
• Use as a base for soups, sauces, and gravies
• Use bone broth as the liquid when cooking down grains such as rice and quinoa for extra flavor and health benefits
• Use when cooking down vegetables such as kale and chard for better flavor
• Roast a chicken and save the bones for broth making
• Save vegetable scraps to add to your bone broth (can store in freezer while you accumulate the vegetable scraps)
• An extremely frugal way to make use of all your left over scraps and turn them into a health enhancing food. Much cheaper and better absorption than vitamin supplements!
• Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and trace minerals.
• Contains glucosamine and chondroitin which are known to help slow down and even minimize arthritis and joint pain.
• Rich in gelatin and collagen which also fights against degenerative diseases and supports good connective tissue. Collagen holds the body together and makes up to 35% of the body’s total protein.
• Supports good digestion and building a healthy gut lining.
• Boosts detoxification in the body.
• All the above lead to healthier, skin, hair, nails, and mobility of the body. Again, much safer and cheaper than vitamin supplements.
• Especially helpful in a healing plan for those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, warts, wound healing, IBS and other digestive disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, sports and hard physical work recovery.
Why Not Boxed Bone Broth?
Most broths are very expensive and usually not as dense and flavorful as your own properly homemade broths. Canned and boxed broths are made by companies making a profit and are highly processed for longer shelf life. They are also rarely cooked long enough to acquire all the nutritional benefits into the broth.
Four Easy Ways To Make Bone Broth (click for recipe)
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