Make your own gut healing bone broth at home.
So why bone broth?
It’s great for your gut, your skin, your hair, your bones, your immune system, plus much more…
Simply warm and drink as is or use anytime a recipe calls for stock. If you suffer from any gut issues it really is a miracle food.
It’s also great for babies, I gave it to H from about 8 months old in small amounts. He still loves to have a little bowl of it on chilly morning – or anytime, and it’s great to have on hand when he is sick and off his food.
I use a slow cooker but it also works well in a pressure cooker and on the stove – time permitting.
Simply add your leftover chicken bones from last nights roast chicken (try my quick lemony chook or this roast chicken with sage) in a pot along with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar – an important step as it helps to extract all the goodness from the bones. Also add a chopped carrot, celery, a bunch of parsley stalks (optional), bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and almost fill it with water.
Cook on low for 24 hours in a slow cooker, strain and you will end up with a beautiful clear stock. Adjust seasoning and store in the fridge for a couple of days. I like to freeze half in individual containers so I can defrost just the right amount.
Gut Healing Bone Broth
- Bones from 1 whole chicken, preferably organic ,roasted *see notes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 carrots ,chopped in 3
- 2 celery stalks ,chopped in 3
- 1 bunch parsley stalks
- 1 onion ,halved
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 black peppercorn
- 1 tsp salt
- Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and fill with water. Cook on low for 24 hours. Allow to cool slightly and strain. Adjust seasoning.
- Store in the fridge or freeze for later.
What a great idea making your own broth! I am sure it is full of flavour and alot more enjoyable that the store bought variety. I can also imagein there is less salt! I look forward to trying this. Cheers!
You are very right Adrianna, so much less salt and a whole lot better for us.
What an healthy and flavorful option. Makes meal option so simple and easy.
It can make some pretty simple meals very nutritious. Thanks for stopping by Veena.
Sounds like a perfect base for so many different recipes too!
Thanks Brian, I always have some ready to go in the freezer. So much better than the bought stuff.
So many reasons to have this at the ready! Recipes and health. Love that you can make so much at one and freeze it in portion sizes.
Thanks so much Valenina, couldn’t agree more. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since having a little each day. Freezing it in portions just makes it so handy.
I always buy ready made broth, but I need to start making my own!
You will never go back to the bought stuff it you do Diana. So much less salt and it just tastes so much better. Its also great to use those leftover bones as well.