This year for Family Day we made homemade turkey and lamb sausages. As an extra bonus, we were able to make loads of bone broth with the leftover bones! I am thankful for our family leading the operation and doing the toughest part – the prep work.
When I made bone broths, they were not usually homemade. I would rely on brands such as Organika or Ancient Nutrition as they saved me tons of time and super easy! However, I have recently learned that the recipe is easy and can be done with little attention,using only 4 -5 ingredients! Also, you can use it with any bones (turkey, beef, chicken, etc) that you find available in the supermarket that day. Thanks to my aunt Rose for the step by step lesson and recipe on this one😘
BONE BROTH – 4 simple steps
📍2-3 pounds of organic bones (chicken, turkey, beef) you can use all parts including feet
📍2 onions cut in 4 chunks
📍4 carrots cut in 8 chunks
📍4 celery stalks cut in 8 chunks
📍large pot filled with filtered water
📍bay leaf/herb of choice (optional)
📍pinch of salt
Step 1: Fill large pot with filtered water and bones. Pinch of salt.
Step 2: Bring to boil and put on simmer. Once simmering for approx 1 hour remove with a strainer the foamy layer at the top of the water. Discard.
Step 3: Add onions, carrots, celery and any herb of choice. Leave covered and simmering for at least 2 hours.
Step 4: Place in Mason jars and place in fridge for future use! You can also buy freezer friendly jars and freeze them for a few months .
What can you use it for?
Many people ask me what can I use it for? I personally like doing seasonal detoxes/cleanses – January, March, June, October. When detoxing I use a mix of broth and juices for the cleanse. See post here for details on the detox program I follow. You can also use it as your base for all soups you make, boiling your rice or quinoa, or just sip on it for ultimate gut health!
What are the benefits?
- Bones are rich in nutrients such as:
- Vitamin A & K
- Fatty Acids
2. Reduce inflammation in the gut, aiding in healthy digestion
3. Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses
4. Supports weight loss
5. Reduces joint pain and inflammations (from glucosamine!)
So go ahead, grab your bones and your pot and get bone brothin’!
Until Next Time,
Melly Fit xo