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Bone Broth Recipe & WIAW

January 27, 2016
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Today on WIAW, I’m sharing a recipe for bone broth as well how I incorporated bone broth into a typical day of eating.

Bone broth seems to be everywhere these days. In fact, it’s reportedly the go-to drink for models and celebrities. Word on the street is that bone broth is the new (all natural) botox. I’m turning 27 on Sunday and am starting to notice wrinkles 😥 . You better believe I’m upping my bone broth intake these days.

Before you roll your eyes at yet another fad diet, listen up: Bone broth is not a new trend but rather a health promoting food that’s been around for thousands of years. I can get on board with that.

So why is bone broth so magical anyway?

Benefits of Bone Broth: 1.2.

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Heals leaky gut and helps to reverse food sensitivities 
  • Supports the immune system & is anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces cellulite & wrinkles  😎
  • Improves joint health
  • Excellent source of minerals including calcium, magnesium & phosphorous
  • Encourages growth of healthy gut bacteria
  • Promotes healing with autoimmune conditions, IBS, Crohn’s, colitis and acid reflux.

Super Easy & Affordable Bone Broth Recipe:

  • Put cartilage rich bones (high quality & organic: joints, chicken feet) in your slow cooker.
  • Almost cover bones with water.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Set slow cooker on low for 24-48 hours.
  • Enjoy!

chicken feet and rotisserie chicken in crock pot for bone broth

 

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I like the combination of a rotisserie chicken carcass (<–I already have this on hand) and chicken feet, which provide the necessary cartilage for gelatin-rich broth.

Experts recommend 3-4 lbs of bones each time, but for cost saving reasons I use about 2 lbs total and still get gelatin-rich broth. As long as I don’t completely cover the bones with water, and I make sure to use joints/feet in addition to my rotisserie chicken, I’m fine.

You’ll know when you did it correctly because after your broth cools, you’ll see the gelatin. Click on the video below for a visual of gelatin-rich (cold) broth.

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To hear more about the benefits of bone broth, check out the balanced bites podcast episode #221 with the bone broth queen, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

So how did I incorporate bone broth into my normal WIAW Monday?

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Breakfast:Throughout the morning, I sipped on a kale/pineapple/orange/coconut oil smoothie, a big mug of bone broth (16 oz.) and some herbal tea. I also had 1 cup of my beloved Lavazza Italian, french pressed coffee.

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Lunch: rotisserie chicken, organic dates & sliced apple with sunflower seed butter.

Snack: Beet chips (Terra brand) with guacamole and a shot of ginger/kale/lemon juice.

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Snack: Mystery number of kettle chips straight from the bag while I cooked dinner. Clearly I need to learn to take my own advice …

Dinner: Bone broth pho: slow cooked grass-fed beef, broccoli, sauteed mushrooms and mung bean noodles in bone broth. Served with sesame seeds and a wedge of lime!

It was so delicious that I forgot to take a photo! Forgive me. I will certainly be making this again as pho is a great way to have bone broth.

Join the conversation!

Have you made bone broth? Does it gross you out to use chicken feet?

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Thanks to Laura of Sprint to the table  and Jen of Peas and Crayons for the link up!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood January 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for this! I have a large amount of chicken bone broth I made in my freezer with zero clue what to do with it. I’m not a fan of drinking it straight, but the idea of a pho sounds awesome!

    • Reply Anna January 27, 2016 at 9:11 am

      So happy I could help, Morgan!

  • Reply Anna-Marie @BeautyandtheBeets January 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

    You are Anna Walker- I am Anna Walsh! So close! I add the Marie to my name because nobody ever says my name right and call me Ann all the time. I can’t do the bone broth thing- but I love a good veggie broth- does that count?

    • Reply Anna January 27, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Love it! Name twins. While homemade veggie broth doesn’t have the gelatin, it is packed with minerals and vitamins. So yes, totally good for you :)

  • Reply Joanne January 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Why is this better than chicken soup?

    • Reply Anna January 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

      If the chicken soup had gelatin rich broth it’s the same. The gelatin in the bone broth is what offers the gut healing and wrinkle reducing benefits. You can only get the gelatin from slow cooking joints and cartilage rich bones with acid (vinegar).

  • Reply GiGi Eats January 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Bone BROTH needs IN MY DIET – ASAP! Not sure about making it though…. But i know I can buy it from Pacific Foods!

    • Reply Anna January 27, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      I say make it as easy for yourself as possible. How amazing that your WF sells it! ?

  • Reply Mary January 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I’ve never seen a bone broth recipe, thanks for sharing Anna! When I got a colonic and they suggested I drink bone broth to recover. I found a new age butcher that sells it by the cup and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love the taste and can’t believe all the benefits of Bone Broth. Love it :)

    • Reply Anna January 31, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks for reading, Mary! It’s so easy to make at home. Id highly recommend it :)

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