With the new year upon us, I know many of you are making healthier choices and looking for ways to get more nutrients into your everyday diet. So today I’m sharing one of my favorite ingredients that is loaded with health benefits! Today I’m talking about the benefits of bone broth and how to enjoy it! Plus, I’m sharing easy bone broth recipes.
Maybe you’ve heard of bone broth, or you’ve seen it at the grocery store but never bought it because you just didn’t know what to do with it. But bone broth is an amazing ingredient that has tons of health benefits that I’m sure you’ll love! Plus, I have so many easy bone broth recipes to incorporate it into your daily routine.
I love drinking bone broth plain, but I also have so many easy bone broth recipes. There are so many benefits of bone broth that I’m going to share with you. And I’m going to share easy ways to incorporate it into your diet with my easy bone broth recipes.
So, let’s dive into the benefits of bone broth and how to use it in recipes. And, get 20% off Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (which is my fave!) when you use code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a liquid broth made from simmering animal bones and connective tissue. It’s usually simmered for around 20 hours along with vegetables, herbs, and spices to give it flavor.
Bone broth may look similar to chicken or vegetable stock, but it’s a much healthier option! Bone broth can be used in any recipe that calls for chicken stock or vegetable stock. And bone broth contains much more nutritional benefits compared to chicken stock or vegetable stock!
Benefits of Bone Broth
Bone broth contains collagen, which is something your body needs! Collagen is a protein that is responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity. Collagen is already in your bodies, but as you age, collagen starts to break down and it also gets harder for your body to produce. So, if you eat collagen rich foods, it can help replenish collagen in your body and you will reap those benefits!
Some benefits of bone broth include:
Promotes Gut Health
Supports Joint Mobility
Supports Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails
Promotes Better Sleep
Supports Your Immune System
Promotes Weight Loss
How to Use Bone Broth in Recipes
Bone broth can be used in recipes just like you’d use chicken stock or vegetable stock. You can use it in place of chicken or vegetable stock in any recipe. You can also add bone broth into drinks like in hot chocolate and coffee. And you can also drink it on its own! Here are some of my favorite ways to use bone broth in recipes.
Add Bone Broth to Soups & Stews
Recipes like soup are an amazing way to incorporate bone broth into your everyday diet. You can use bone broth as a base for soup, or you can add it into creamy soups as well. Check out my Chicken & Potato Soup which uses Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth as the base.
In my Broccoli Cheddar Soup, I use Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Brothh in addition to milk and cream for a creamy soup that is still loaded with all the goodness of bone broth. And I also use Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth for my Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Stew.
I also have easy one serving soup recipes like my 5 Ingredient Bone Broth Vegetable Soup and Easy Wonton Soup that uses just 1 carton of Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth with some easy add ins for a dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes!
Add Bone Broth to Rice or Quinoa
You can use bone broth in place of water for cooking rice or quinoa. This adds protein and more nutrients to these side dishes. And it adds a lot more flavor than cooking with just water!
Add Bone Broth to Drinks
Add bone broth to coffee, hot chocolate, or smoothies for an added bonus. You can also drink bone broth on its own. I love heating it up and sipping it hot out of a mug on a cold day.
Add Bone Broth to Quiche
You can also use bone broth for other recipes with liquid, such as quiche. You can simply replace the milk in any quiche recipe for bone broth! Check out my Cheesy Veggie Quiche recipe.
Add Bone Broth to Mashed Potatoes
Bone broth is an easy substitute in any mashed potatoes. It adds tons of flavor in addition to all the amazing benefits. Just substitute your regular milk (or even half of your milk) for bone broth the next time you make mashed potatoes.
Add Bone Broth to Hummus
Bone broth is an amazing ingredient to add into hummus. When you make your own hummus, you add olive oil until you get the right consistency. You can substitute some or all of that olive oil for bone broth. Try my Avocado Bone Broth Hummus.
Add Bone Broth to Curry
Using bone broth in curry is a great way to add flavor and get additional health benefits. Try my Yellow Curry Chicken recipe that uses bone broth!
Add Bone Broth to Dipping Sauces
Making dipping sauces with bone broth is an amazing way to use it. I make a simple Au Jus with bone broth in my Mini French Dip Rolls, which make the best Super Bowl party snack!
Bone broth is an amazing ingredient to add to all kinds of recipes. You can drink it on its own or use it within recipes and you’ll still get all the benefits of bone broth. I hope you’ll try cooking with bone broth! Try my favorite bone broth and get 20% off with code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES when you shop Kettle & Fire Bone Broth!
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
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