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I love using my oven in the winter to roast just about anything. About two times per month we roast an organic chicken and then I use the carcass to make stock/broth for soups. I've done this for as long as I can remember and learned it from Ma McCarthy. But years ago, I never knew what a healing superfood I was making until I became a nutritionist. I'm so excited to share this information with you!
Bone broth has many benefits including:
Now that sweet Vienna is ready for eating and drinking more than just breast milk I was super excited to introduce her to bone broth. Guess what? She LOVED it! She's had avocado, sweet potato, applesauce and banana and the bone broth was by far her favourite. Next up she will have some egg yolks -- I'm not going to introduce the white until much later.
She's having about 2 tbsp per day of the broth because breast milk is still the main source of her nutrition. Solids and broth will only be complementary to breast milk for a few more months as I don't want to "wean" her for a while yet. As you can see in this photo, we spilled quite a bit of the broth.. ugh! It's like liquid gold that stuff.
From joint health, to reducing heartburn, skin, hair, nails and bone health — bone broth is a mighty powerful superfood for babies and adults alike.
I strongly recommend you use certified organic chicken or from a local farmer who you are familiar with their farming practices to get the most nutritious bone broth possible.
Here’s my recipe for bone broth, it is incredibly flavourful, nourishing and delicious:
Some more notes about this bone broth:
I put it in ice cubes for the bean so that I can give her one per day. I've got about one month worth of it!
I hope you love this healing recipe as a base for all your favourite soups or just to sip on a cold winter's day.