There’s been a lot of buzz online about bone broth the past few months. And for good reason. There are a lot of good reasons to make this amazing liquid.
If you haven’t tried making your own yet, grab some leftover chicken bones and a pot and get to work. Your taste buds, your wallet, and your health will thank you.
Let’s start with the obvious. Homemade broth, stock, or bone broth tastes really good. If you haven’t tried making any of these, do yourself a favor and get in the kitchen now. Bone broth, in particular, has a deep, rich flavor that you just won’t get out of a carton of store-bought chicken stock.
Drink the broth on its own, or use it as the base for soups, stews and sauces. You can use bone broth in any recipe that calls for broth or stock. Or try simmering your rice or vegetables in the broth for added flavor and nutrition.
Bone broth is made from the bones you’d toss in the trash otherwise, and water. It doesn’t get a lot more frugal than that. For no more than the cost of a little power to boil the bones, you have something that’s just as tasty as, or better than, high-end stock you can buy at the store.
If you’re buying quality chicken, turkey or beef, you can make the most of every dollar you spend by utilizing every little bit, including the bones. Then take it even further by making soups and stews with the broth. It’s a great way to make even little bits of meat and veggies go a long way.
It’s Good For You
Let’s not forget about the health benefits of bone broth. There’s a reason grandma would put on a pot of homemade chicken soup when someone got sick. Bone broth is full of minerals, including magnesium and calcium. The fat content in the broth helps our bodies absorb the various minerals. It’s also full of collagen and gelatin, which are good for your skin, hair and joints. Add to that the immunity boosting properties of a good cup of broth, and it’s no wonder it has been praised for centuries.
There you have it. Bone broth is one of the tastiest and least expensive health foods that you can make right in your own kitchen. Grab that chicken carcass leftover from last night’s dinner out of the fridge, get out your large stock pot, or slow cooker, and get cooking.