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Healing Bone Broth Recipes

Bone broth is an excellent source nutrients and minerals. Bones in general carry an array of essential nutrients, anti-inflammatory and gut-healing proteins, rich, healthy fats, joint-health properties and more! Once the paleo and whole30 diet trend blew up, bone broth came full circle and was re-branded for a must have super food.

Why should bone broth be a healthy staple in my diet?

Bone broth not only tastes delicious on its own, it also aids in longevity, vitality, and overall health. Good, locally sourced bones can give you up to 45-50% of protein by volume. It’s important to note that bone broth also carries amazing benefits beyond protein. Paleo Leap mentions,

“Collagen, the protein matrix in bones, tendons, ligaments, and other flexible tissues, is broken down during the cooking process into another protein called gelatin. Gelatin is the reason properly prepared broth congeals in the fridge.”

Collagen is a major ingredient you find in many beauty products to keep you skin looking fresh and youthful. Collagen is essential for a bright health and appearance, and this protein is also necessary to reduce the typical signs of aging. It is also an important building block for elasticity, and its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Personally, it took me a while to get used to just drinking bone broth on it’s own. Due to the fact that I’ve never had anything like it before, I couldn’t fully enjoy the taste. While I was used to having regular “soup”, sipping on bone broth seemed to foreign. It tasted bland to me. I needed to kick it up a notch. Below are some of my favorite “go to” recipes with a bone broth base.

There are several more excellent benefits that bone broth helps attribute to better health and overall wellbeing. Platforms like Cognitune has a great post highlighting the benefits of bone broth here.

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Ginger-Ramen Soup

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of pre-made beef bone broth
  • 3 shallots or 1/4 white onion
  • 1 inch ginger thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 handfuls of oyster mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp thai green curry paste 
  • 2-4 cups of water (2 cups for 2 servings, 4 cups for 3-5 servings)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • 1 bok choy, chopped
  • 128 gr. gluten free fresh ramen noodles
  • 1 lime

Instructions

  1. In a warm pot, add chopped garlic, onion, and ginger with 1/2 cup water and curry paste. Mix around until all ingredients are distributed and evenly coated. Simmer for 2 minutes
  2. Add sesame oil and chopped boo chop, mushrooms and carrot. stir for 1-2 minutes, until both vegetables start to sweat.
  3. Add remaining water and bone broth. Stir occasionally until boiling.
  4. Check broth, add salt, pepper and any other seasonings to taste.
  5. Add in ramen noodles, cook for about 2 minutes before regular cooking time.
  6. When the noodles are cooked, scoop out the noodles to 4 individual bowls, add garnishes such as bean sprouts, coriander, chillies, chives, etc.,
  7. Ladle broth over noodles, add a squeeze of lime or lemon and enjoy!
  8. Feeling fancy? Add a fried or poached egg to your soup

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Winter Comfort Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oils
  • 20 oz. uncooked Italian style turkey sausage
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 4 celery stocks
  • 8 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 12 small red potatoes or 5 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 oz kale steamed and sliced
  • 4 oz swiss chard steamed and sliced
  • 5 sprigs of parsley chopped fine
  • 1 carrot chopped finely
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine (I prefer a dry sauvignon blanc)
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 cups pre-made bone broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • Sliced parmigiano-reggiano for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven add oil on medium heat. When it starts to sizzle, add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, for about 8 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  2. Turn pan to low-medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the celery, garlic, carrots and red pepper flakes and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add wine and stir with wooden spoon and scrape up any browned veggies or seasoning. stir around for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add bone broth, tomatoes in their liquid, water, and potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, return to low heat. Cover partially and cook until the potatoes are knife tender, for about 15 minutes.
  6. Slice the reserved sausage into 1/2-inch rounds then add it and the kale to the pot. Cook until the sausage is heated through and the kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Taste, adjust seasoning, grate cheese over the top, as desired, and serve.
  7. Add salt and pepper for taste.
  8. For extra comfort- add tortellini or spinach ravioli’s.

sausage kale soup

3 replies on “Healing Bone Broth Recipes”

I enjoy drinking bone broth every day! It has reduced my arthritis and pain a large
amount. Additionally, I used to be sensitive to specific kinds
of food. I believe that the bone broth has helped my digestion. It seems I have higher energy since I have
included bone broth into my daily routine. What do you think about
mixing bone broth with a fish oil pill for even more health benefits?

Hey John!
That’s SOOO great to hear how much Bone Broth has been helping reducing you pain and boosting your gut health. I’m such a HUGE advocate of bone broth and make it every week. I see such a difference when I stop taking it on a regular basis.

In terms of mixing bone broth and fish oil pills, it really depends on how much your body absorbs nutrients to begin with. Ultimately, the only way to know this is seek out a licensed nutritionist and take a few tests to see how well your body absorbs specific nutrients. If you have experienced gut health issues in the past, or happen to be healing your gut currently, it could be that your body has a difficult time absorbing certain nutrients.

However, that doesn’t mean mixing fish oil pills and bone broth is a bad idea. I think the health benefits of bone broths are huge and it would be great to add in once and a while.

[…] Bone broth is extremely nutritious and holds so many health benefits. Bone broth is a highly nutrient dense liquid containing brewed bones, herbs, vegetables and connective tissues. To make bone broth, you can use cow, pork, chicken, and or fish bones. Drinking bone broth has been studied extensively in the past five years and may be beneficial for the joints, immunity and digestive system, among many other things. […]

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