Getting the most Bang for your Bite! A Nutrient-PACKED recipe collection

Let’s talk about Broth, baby!!

If you were being deserted on an island and could only take 5 healing foods with you, you better pack this one! Bone broth is a STAPLE in the Nutrient Dense lifestyle and once you start, you can’t (and shouldn’t) stop. And you will definitely never buy broth out of a carton again. Bone broth has even spread to the streets of New York City in the form of a walk-up window!! Ask Gina, she has actually gotten to check it out. The really cool thing is that this isn’t just a fad. The Bone Broth “movement” is a Nutrient awareness that has been resurrected and is thankfully spreading and sticking strong. If you remember me referring to the work of Dr. Weston A. Price in this post and his studies of primitive diets and their use of the entire animal, Bone Broth was/is the perfect way to use the bones of the animal. Instead of just tossing them out to the little ancestral pups laying out back, here are just a handful of reasons why using bones to make broth became such an important component of primitive diets around the world:

  • Great source of bioavailable protein

  • High mineral content makes it a natural electrolyte source: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, & other Trace Minerals (Gatorade has nothin’ on it)

  • Rich in gelatin (remember all of the AMAZING things gelatin has to offer??)

  • Digestive Support and Healing

  • Skin, Bone, Joint, and Nail Health

  • Immune Support

  • Hydration Support

  • Fatty Acid Absorption

I mean, hello! There’s a reason your body craves broth and soup when you’re sick and need mega-nutrients! If you need more convincing, here are a couple of great articles from:

The Weston A. Price Foundation and Mercola.com

So, my goal is to make this so easy for you, you will have no reason not to keep your fridge stocked with this nutrient power-house. We make a batch at least once a week and everyone in our household has a mug or two daily…even the pups!

Today, I’m going to walk you through a pretty basic chicken broth, because it is super simple, full of flavor, aaaand you get several servings of chicken out of it! Bone broth is usually simmered for a longer amount of time, compared to stock – some like to simmer longer than 24 hours. If I want to set it and forget it, I use my crock pot to get my broth up to a nice boil on high, and then turn it on low to simmer for a day or so. If you want yours sooner than 24 hours, I would recommend cooking it for at least 4 hours, or pull out your pressure cooker/Instant Pot, like you will see with this recipe. (There are tons of recipes online that you can find for any tye of broth, stock, or bone broth you can imagine…do some research!) Okay – the Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth method…