When I was first introduced to the paleo lifestyle, it quickly became obvious how important bone broth was. Everyone talked about it and touted it's magical powers! As a recovering vegetarian I wasn't so sure about it. The thought of simmering animal bones kind of freaked me out.
As I researched it and found recipes I had to laugh to myself. My mother has been doing this forever! She always saved the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving and made broth from it. I used to roll my eyes at her thinking how strange that was, all the while not realizing the incredible health benefits she was giving her family.
She told me that her family has been doing this for generations, and now I'm continuing the tradition.
Every time I make something from scratch that I'm used to purchasing at a store, I'm blown away by how much better it tastes. There is something about fresh food made with love that store bought food just can't compete with. Add the incredible health benefits of no preservatives, chemicals or additives and you've got perfection in a bowl! I know exactly what is in my broth, and that's priceless! No natural flavor mystery here!
So why bone broth? Let's take a look at the health benefits:
Needless to say, consuming bone broth on a regular basis is exceptionally good for your overall health. Here's a very delicious recipe adapted from Againstallgrain.com.
Some important points to remember:
I am all about batch cooking. I do not have time to cook every day, nor do I care to! Twice a week I cook up a bunch of veggies that will last me for days. I'll use them for my breakfast and dinner all week long. (Lunch is always raw veggies.)
One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to roast them. You can do a whole bunch at once so it's a better use of your time. Plus, they taste scrumptious!
The best vegetables to roast are, well...any veggies! Broccoli, cauliflower, squash, Brussels sprouts; they're all so yummy roasted. Each time you make these, change up the veggies and spices for a totally new dish.