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?
- 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?