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Bone Broth Benefits: How to Incorporate Into Your Holiday Season Recipes

Bone Broth Benefits: How to Incorporate Into Your Holiday Season Recipes

There are a great deal of bone broths now out on the market. Whether they are sold in your local grocery store or ordered from a broth delivery service, there is no doubt that these broths hold a vast nutritional benefit. Knowing how to choose the most nutritious broth however can be confusing. Many consumers often get tricked into buying more “stocks” vs. broths; stocks tend to have much lower mineral/protein content. Here are a few tips to help you choose the highest quality product.

Ideally broths should typically simmer for a very long period of time (often in excess of 24 hours), with the purpose not only to produce gelatin from collagen-rich joints but also to release minerals from bones. Choosing a high quality bone that is from a sustainable organic farm is also essential, as the intent is avoiding needless antibiotics or hormones in your broth. When purchasing a premade broth look for these details on the label.

Why bone broth is good for you

  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Gelatin and collagen from bones help repair damaged muscle tissue as well as coat bone joints= decreased pain/improved movement
  • Helps aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Promotes supple/strengthened skin/nails/hair

How to Use Bone Broth

  • Drink it plain with a little salt, ground pepper and crushed garlic or seasoning of choice. Add turmeric, ginger and lemon for added anti-inflammatory/immunity boost.
  • Braise & Roast Meats with broth to promote more moist/higher protein preparations
  • Soups & Stews can use broth as a base
  • Braising Vegetables
  • Cook/boil with rice or lentils or grain of choice

How to Store Bone Broth

Bone broth can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than a week.  You can also freeze it in ice cube trays, and transfer the frozen cubes of broth to a re-sealable freezer bag where they will keep for 6 months.  

If you haven’t yet tried bone broth, I highly recommend it! have quite a few quality broths available for purchase on their site. Check it out!

- Megan Sewards MS, RD

Photo Credit: Epicurious



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    Roasted Chicken Stock

      Prep time: 5 mins

      Cook time: 24 hours

      Total time: 24 hours 5 mins

      Serves: approximately ½ gallon


      • 1 Leftover Roast Chicken Carcass
      • Vegetable Scraps (celery leaves, onion trimmings, carrot peels, garlic etc)
      • 2 Bay Leaves
      • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar


      1. Pick the chicken carcass clean of useable meat and reserve that for another dish
      2. Add the chicken carcass, vegetable scraps and bay leafs to a Crockpot.
      3. Pour filtered water over the carcass to cover.
      4. Add cider vinegar.
      5. Cook in your slow cooker on low heat for 24-hrs or longer.
      6. By adding water to the cooker, you can continue to cook the broth until the chicken bones become flexible and rubbery.
      7. Strain the broth through a fine mesh sieve and pour into mason jars.
      8. The broth should gel, but it is not necessary.

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