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After years of maintaining a mostly vegetarian (or at most, pescatarian) diet, I struggled with the concept of incorporating bone broth into my eating. But after tons of research, discussions with my colleagues in holistic healthcare, and seeing the benefits in my own body, I’m sold.
I started adding Brothee Organic Bone Broths, made locally here in Southern California, to my weekly Milk & Eggs grocery delivery orders a few months ago, and I’ve never looked back. Here are just some of the many health benefits of using organic bone broth:
- It promotes and supports strong immunity
- It helps to treat and overcome digestive issues like leaky gut and IBS
- It supports the body in overcoming food intolerances and allergies
- It improves joint health and mobility
- It supports healthy skin, hair, and nails
- It fights inflammation in the body
Crazy, right?! So basically, this humble broth, made simply by simmering beef or chicken bones (though duck or fish bone broth is a thing too) with some vinegar and spices, is pretty much the world’s most perfect health and beauty food.
The easiest way to enjoy bone broth’s many benefits are to simply heat it up and sip it. When I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or when my stomach is acting up, this is my go-to. BUT, bone broth definitely has a meaty flavor to it, which can be difficult for non-meat-eaters to get accustomed to. Personally, I enjoy a really well seasoned bone broth straight, but if it’s a simpler recipe, without as many herbs or seasonings, I, too can find its bit unpalatable. So it’s great to know what other preparations and recipes bone broth can be added to!
Basically, you can use bone broth anywhere you would use broth (like in soups), and in many places you can use it instead of water as well (like in boiling vegetables, cooking pasta or rice, or making baby food). It’s an amazing source of protein to boot (with about 15g per serving!), so it increases the protein content of anything you cook with it substantially — which is a big deal if you don’t eat much animal protein.
Below are three of my favorite ways to use bone broth — in a soup and a healthy pasta dish with some bone broth boiled veggies — all made with organic California produce, dairy and bone broth, most of which I get in my weekly Milk & Eggs grocery delivery! So easy, so yummy, and oh so good for bodies big and small!
Since my forte is vegan cooking and I’m certainly not going to let you down on that front, both of the recipes can be made vegan (obviously without the bone broth) or dairy-free as well.
In the Mac and Cheese recipe, I used Organic Pastures grass-fed, raw cheddar since I was giving it to my toddler (who is a dairy fiend). I only ever use (or recommend) organic, grass-fed dairy, and with cheeses, much more benefit is derived from the dairy being raw as well. BUT, of course, I’ve included a recipe to make super yummy, totally vegan cheese sauce as well.
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