IDEAS FOR HOW TO USE BONE BROTH
Want to know how to use bone broth to boost the health benefits? These clever and tasty ideas and recipes using bone broth will help you get more of this nutritious food in your diet every day. From stews to mashed potatoes and even desserts, you get pretty creative with bone broth!
Do you love bone broth or realise that you should be having more of it but have trouble coming up with creative ways to use it up? This roundup post is for you! From stuffing to soups and stews, we’ve put together ideas and recipes using bone broth so you can incorporate this nutritious food in your daily routine.
BONE BROTH BENEFITS
Bone broth is rich in collagen and minerals and is fantastic for digestive health, relieving joint pain and osteoarthritis, detoxifying the liver, aiding in wound healing, and preventing ageing skin amongst other things. It’s a good idea to incorporate as much of it in your diet as possible to reap the benefits and that’s why you need a variety of ways to use it besides just sipping on it.
1. JUST SIP ON IT
Let’s start with something simple and straightforward. Heat the broth, pour it in a mug and sip it slowly. A lot of people hit a cup of warm broth first thing in the morning in place of coffee; we prefer to have a small bowl seasoned with a little garlic and fresh coriander before our main meal at dinner time.
You can add any seasoning you like to flavour the broth: grated ginger and spring onion; cracked pepper and celery salt; a little lime juice and fish sauce; tomato paste, garlic and basil; miso and seaweed, and the list goes on.
2. USE BONE BROTH IN A SOUP
This is an obvious go-to use of bone broth but we thought we should mention it anyway. Any soup that calls for ready-made stock or stock cubes can be upgraded into something much more nutritious with some heavy-duty bone broth. Try zucchini, turmeric and coconut soup with some lovely chicken or beef bone broth for a seriously healing and nourishing meal.
3. IN A STUFFING
While traditional stuffing isn’t something you’d consider the healthiest item on the menu, it can be nutrient-dense and beneficial.
4. USE BONE BROTH IN A GRAVY
A Thanksgiving classic just got a little healthier. This 5-minute gravy with bone broth contains collagen – one of the many beneficial elements which will help to heal your body and gut. Not to mention, it tastes delicious.
5. MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH IT
Cauliflower rice is a healthy staple side dish these days, and for a good reason. It’s rich with vitamins C, K, B and folate, and packs enough fibre to keep you on schedule. Using bone broth to cook the cauliflower in is a great way to add both some flavour and nutrients to this dish. We love making cauliflower rice by first sautéing some onion and garlic, which you can also do in a little bone broth.
6. IN MASHED POTATO
Our personal favourite comfort food – mashed potatoes – is fantastic with added bone broth. The dish becomes a little tastier – and a lot healthier! Pair with our beef and vegetable broth for a nutrient-dense dinner. Simply add half a cup of bone broth to whatever veg you want to mash.
7. USE BONE BROTH IN STEWS
Stews are traditionally rich with nutrients, and the addition of bone broth only adds more health benefits. Whenever you make a stew, try adding our bone broth to the mix. Beef and chicken bone broths are often interchangeable and you can often use meat broth in vegetable-based stews.
8. BONE BROTH IN A SMOOTHIE
Seriously, we have never thought of adding bone broth to a smoothie but, it’s a thing. A very healthy thing! This bone broth protein mocha fudge smoothie (that was a mouthful) brings the delicious taste of bananas and chocolate, plus a big boost of protein. All in addition to the gut healing amino acids found in a bone broth that’s hiding inside. Genius!
How To Use?
There are a variety of ways that you can incorporate the Best Bone Broth into your daily routine.
Morning Sipping: Instead of Tea or Coffee in the morning. Just add water and enjoy.
Use it to cook your grains: Add it as stock when making rice, quinoa and the like.
Use it in soups: It is a great alternative to stock. Freeze it for later.