Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great day!
As I was sitting here sipping on bone broth trying to heal my body from whatever made me so sick today, I thought it might be a good opportunity to share with you all the amazing health benefits of incorporating this tradition food into you and your families diet!
When I woke up this morning I just knew I was going to get sick...and that I did. No one likes throwing up, blah! I thought I was in for a long day of that bowling ball feeling head and...yes, more barfing. After our amazing sitter arrived and was able to care for Josie, I took a much needed nap. When I awoke I was feeling anything but back to normal.
The first thing that came to mind was to warm up and sip on some bone broth. That was the best thing I could have done for myself today! It instantly settled my still queazy stomach and helped to restore some energy back into my body.
Because every mother knows, Mommas don't get sick days!!
Bone broth is something that we have been making and incorporating into our diets for years. Its truly one of those super foods!
What is bone broth?
Bone Broth is what is left over after you simmer a mixture of soup bones (or a carcass of a chicken or turkey) , veggies, vinegar and filtered water.
Unlike "broth" that you have probably grown up being accustom to, bone broth contains a higher amount of minerals and is extremely nutrient dense and the best part is, its super cost effective to make yourself!
When I don't have fresh broth made, I *cheat* and buy a couple boxes of Pacific Bone Broth (which is what i drank today)
Now, with everything I will ever recommend (especially for bone broth) I strongly encourage you to buy ORGANIC bones, preferably from a local farmers market or a local farmer.
What bones do you use?
We have used marrow bones, chicken feet (which makes the most gelatinous broth), and joints...ALL of which have came from very well sourced, organic and pasture raised animals.
Nutritional Benefits of Bone Broth
I know at one point Ive made a youtube video about how to make bone broth so be sure to check that out! But if you don't have the time, here is what you will need to make your own bone broth at home:
1 whole free-range chicken, joints, or marrow bones (2-3 lbs)
2-4 chicken feet
4 quarts cold filtered water
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
Just add all the above ingredients into a large stock pot and let simmer for 12 hours (or longer if you are able to keep an eye on it)
Once the broth is simmered, set aside and let cool. Once your broth is chilled, divide your broth into mason jars. Make sure to not fill them up all the way or else once the broth freezes and expands, it will crack the jars...and if you follow me on snapchat (supermodelmama1) you will have witnessed my tragic attempt at freezing almost a gallon of home made broth and having 3/4 of the jars break on me...sooo sad! Anyways....
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and I hope I have empowered you to try to make your own broth at home or have directed you to a good source of pre-made broths!
Thats all for now :) Stay health, happy and positive!
All my love,
Hey all! Im Amanda! A believer, wife, mother and a Love Yourself Lifestyle coach. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!