I was first introduced to bone broth in my first Whole30 by a colleague of mine. I saw her sipping on this every day, and I thought “Man, that sounds amazing and nourishing and comforting”. So I tried it, and fell in love pretty quick. It was so expensive to buy at the store, and I ran out so fast. I saw recipes floating about, and just felt way to intimidated to actually make it on my own
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So I researched and researched, and found many different versions of the recipe. I also found that Instant Pot was making its name loud and clear, and in the bone broth department, it was becoming super popular. I practiced a couple of times, worrying I was going to blow up my house, and then I started perfecting my perfect version of bone broth.
My bone broth is meant to be a good base. As most of my recipes are. It is the perfect background to cook with. It is a great base for sipping, especially when you add in yummy raw spices, chunks of avocado, or some lemon. My favorite thing to do is make soups and stews out of it though. I will have a few soup recipes up when we get into the cooler weather (70’s in Dallas).
Why, Bone Broth and not just Chicken Broth?
The added health benefits for sure! I got more into it because of the joint health it provides. Ever since I have had children, my ankle and knee joints are the worst! The collagen found in Bone Broth, is perfect for healthy joints. Let’s be honest, if I’m not eating clean, I’m walking like I’m 90.
Gut Health is a major reason most people drink it as well. The gelatin found in bone broth, helps in many cases of chronic diarrhea, food intolerances, and digestion. Sipping a cup before bed, really will help digestion from the day.
Another, among many many more, is for immune support. You ate chicken noodle soup growing up every time you had a cold growing up, didn’t you? Well, this is why. That stuff in the can, probably didn’t do it, but it originated from our ancestors making actual bone broth and homemade noodle soup! It is very high in minerals, and that is what does the trick.
My now 1.5 year old little boy battled with RSV for 6 weeks straight when he was 6 weeks old. Since then, and until he “grows out of it”, I have been told, he will have terrible respiratory congestion in the winter and cold season months. I do everything I can to battle it. At 10 months old I rushed him to the Doctors with a 104.5° fever that scared the life out of me. I have never been more afraid. He was sick for 2.5 months, and went through 4 different medications. I finally took things into my own hands because things weren’t working and he was miserable. Every night before bed, I made him a warm bottle of bone broth, that he devoured! That, plus, rubbing him in Young Living Essential Oils nightly, I feel, is the only thing that kicked that horrible sickness to the curb.
Ever since that, I’ve been a believer! It’s delicious, and can heal, what more could you ask for?!