Simple Bone Broth

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Benefits of Bone Broth:

No doubt you have heard the buzz about bone broth. There are many people, including myself, that sing the praises of it. And why not?

Bone Broth...

  • Heals a leaky gut
  • Eases joint pain
  • Supports bone health
  • Helps digestion
  • Is full of minerals
  • Promotes healthy hair and nails
  • Fights inflammation

By my standards, it's awesome.

Bone Broth is so simple to incorporate into your healthy diet.

What I have for you here is a very basic recipe to create a simple and nourishing bone broth for yourself and your family. Once you get comfortable with this basic recipe, you can build upon it. You can add celery, carrots, parsnips, or other veggies you like best. Experiment with flavors and find what works for you. You can add a chunk of ginger or fresh herbs like parsley.  Although beef marrow bones are my "Go To" bones for broth, you can certainly try any bones you wish or have access to!

If you are ready, go for it! 

Ah, but now what? How do you use it? No worries! I got you covered.

Try these ideas:

  • Heat up a cup of broth and sip it from your favorite mug (My personal #1 choice).
  • Fill your thermos before heading to your kiddos outdoor games this season.
  • Use it in soups and stews.
  • Use it in place of water when cooking rice, other grains or beans.
  • Heat up and pour over mashed sweet potatoes or veggies.
  • Add as any base liquid when cooking.
  • Anytime you might normally go to add a 1/2 cup of water or store-bought stock, stop what you are doing and grab your own homemade amazing broth!

 

Simple Beef Bone Broth

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 24 hours+

Ingredients

  • 2.5-3lbs of beef marrow bone
  • one whole head of garlic, peeled
  • 2 small onions (I use yellow), peeled and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 12 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Put bones in crockpot and spoon the vinegar over the bones.
  2. Wait 15 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot.
  4. Set on low for 18-36 hours. (I usually do something in the 24 hour range).
  5. Remove and discard as much of the bones, garlic and onions as possible.
  6. Strain the remaining broth using a colander or, even better, cheese cloth.
  7. Allow to cool. A layer of fat will form at the top. Remove the fat and toss.
  8. Separate into storage containers.
  9. Bone broth will store for 3-5 days in the refrigerator, up to 6 months in the freezer. 

 

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Let's sum this up: bone broth is easy to make, full of health benefits and, with a few little tweaks in your normal food habits, is easy to incorporate into any healthy lifestyle.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Go make a batch and tell me how it goes! You know I want to hear all about it and so do other moms JUST LIKE YOU. We have a supportive community of moms who are trying to figure out the "mom thing" and the "healthy thing" and make it all work together.

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Eat well, be well,

Michelle