February 18, 2023

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Are you feeling like crap? Are your gut health and overall well-being in need of some serious TLC? No worries, I’m here to help! Nourishing broth recipes are the perfect way to get back on track and start feeling better. With just a few simple ingredients, these delicious broths can provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals that will nourish your system from the inside out. So why wait any longer? Let’s get started now by whipping up some tasty, healing broth recipes that will make you feel amazing!

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One thing to note is why even consider making nourishing broth recipes at home? Nourishing broths are incredibly versatile and packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Not only are they delicious, but they can also help to promote gut health and reduce inflammation in the body.

Nourishing broths are also easy to make – all you need is a few fresh ingredients and some time to let your broth simmer away.

To get started, let’s begin with one of the most nourishing broth recipes I’ve ever tried – a flavorful and healing chicken bone broth.

This recipe is incredibly simple; all you need are chicken bones, a few vegetables, herbs and spices, and water.

First up is how to make chicken bone broth – a Nourishing Chicken Bone Broth to feed your soul! This healing broth packs in plenty of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium, and it’s also loaded with collagen that helps to improve gut health. To get started, you’ll need 1-2 lbs of chicken bones (and/or chicken feet and heads), 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and a few sprigs of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.

Place all ingredients in a large pot, fill with water until the bones are covered, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Strain the broth and enjoy!

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Next, try Nourishing Vegetable Broth. This delicious vegan broth is perfect for filling up on essential vitamins and nutrients. To make it, you’ll need 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 1 celery stalk, ½ cup of mushrooms, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and a few sprigs of fresh herbs like oregano or basil. Start by heating the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook until the onions are softened (about 5 minutes).

Then add in the carrots, celery, mushrooms, and herbs and cook for another 5 minutes before pouring in enough water to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for around 30 minutes. Strain and you’re all set!

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Need something a bit more hearty? No problem. To get the most “gel” from your broth you want to draw the collagen from the bones with a beef broth recipe. Get your bones from those amazing animals that graze on grass and zero grains. The larger the bone, the more you can extract the goodness God put here for us, but note that the potency will diminish with each new batch. On average you’ll get about 3-4 rounds from the largest bones (like knuckle bones).

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So, for nourishing broth recipes featuring grass-fed bone broth, you’ll need 2-3 lbs of grass-fed beef or bison bones, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and a few sprigs of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 12-24 hours. Strain the broth and enjoy!

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Need your broth sooner? Don’t blame ya, so grab your instant pot (for any of these nourishing broth recipes, really), I have this one, and your broth will be ready in 90 minutes – 3 Hours. I personally cook mine for 3 hours. I either start it in the morning, set it and forget about it or prepare it just before bed (use the timer) so it’s ready when I wake up.

To cook any broth (chicken, vegetable, or bones with these nourishing broth recipes) in the instant pot add in the ingredients, fill with water and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes-3 hours. Be sure to add a minimum delay start of 30 minutes. Give the vinegar time to do its duty and break down those minerals within the bones. No delay is needed for vegetable broth.

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Fish Broth

Fish broth is another one of those nourishing broth recipes you can use. It’s a flavorful, nutrient-packed cooking liquid made from fish bones, heads, and tails. It’s easy to make and can be used in a variety of recipes such as soups, stews, sauces, and even casseroles – yum!

To make fish broth, start by simmering the bones in water for at least thirty minutes. Add aromatics such as onions, carrots, celery, and garlic to give flavor to the broth. Simmer the mixture for an additional hour or two until the flavors have fully developed. Note, that you do not have to go 12+ hours with this one.

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Once the broth has finished simmering, strain it through a fine mesh sieve to remove any small particles or debris. Fish broth is a wonderful addition to many dishes and can help create delicious meals that are both healthy and flavorful!

Savory Nourishing Broth Recipes Where Even Your {Poop} Gut Will Thank You

Now that you have this golden elixir, flowing with gut-soothing collagen, healing minerals, and body-building vitamins – let’s start cooking with these nourishing broth recipes. Sure, I could list out like 80 soups you could make from the broth, but let’s be real… we like to chew! Just know you can use broth in place of water in nearly 99% of all soup recipes, so let’s do differently with our savory broth, shall we? Keep reading on how to use bone broth

Broth Rice

Bowl: Now this is a game changer. Did you know broth is a better liquid for cooking rice than water? Yup, you heard it here first (or not, but that doesn’t really matter)! Try out my Nourishing Broth Rice Bowl recipe and your tastebuds will thank you forever.

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To make it, you’ll need 2/3 cup of basmati rice, 1 ½ cups of Nourishing Broth, and your favorite toppings like veggies, nuts, seeds, and an egg. Start by bringing the broth to a boil in a small pot. Once boiling add the rice, give it a stir and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and all of the liquid has been absorbed. Serve with your favorite toppings, and a drizzle of olive oil, and enjoy!

If you just want a pot of rice as a side dish. It’s easy to do on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot.

Just use Nourishing Broth instead of water for a richer flavor. You won’t believe how good it is! If you use an IP, 3 minutes is the sweet spot for us. Measure out and rinse the rice really well, and just double the liquid. Place it in the pot, for 3 minutes on high pressure with a quick release.

Quinoa with Broth

This is an easier alternative to rice and great for anyone who loves quinoa; so consider it for an addition to your nourishing broth recipes. All you need to do is bring 1 ½ cups Nourishing Broth to a boil, add in ¾ cup uncooked quinoa, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Pasta in Broth (we use Gluten Free Noodles)

This is one of our go-to weekday nourishing broth recipes and meals and can be made in no time. Bring Nourishing Broth to a boil, add your favorite gluten-free noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Plate with freshly grated parmesan cheese and additional parsley if desired. Alternatively – in an IP, use a 12 or 16-ounce bag of pasta (usually not the spaghetti type), about 4 Cups of broth, and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes with a quick release.

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** WARNING ** You’ll probably get spatter with the release… can’t say I didn’t tell ya!

Mac & Cheese with Broth Base

Mac & Cheese* is a classic and Nourishing Broth makes it even better. Start by making the cheese sauce base, which requires Nourishing Broth, butter, and your favorite cheese.

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Approximately, 1/2 C of Broth, 1/2 C each of your two favorite kinds of cheese. You can do a 3-Cheese version, just do 1/3C each plus 3T pastured butter. Once the sauce thickens add in cooked macaroni noodles and top with a crunchy layer of baked (soaked) sourdough breadcrumbs for added texture.

*Don’t forget to also cook your noodles in broth, not water!

More Broth FAQ’s

No matter what nourishing broth recipes you use, you may have more questions. So, if they are any of these:

What should you not put in bone broth?

Seasonings. You really don’t need any. However, the exception would be the fish broth. Since it doesn’t need a long cooking time, knock yourself out and flavor it a bit if you like.

What can you add to bone broth to make it more nutritious?

If you use a bone broth soup recipe, add in those organic vegetables! In and of themselves, these nourishing broth recipes are just that…nourishing! Anything you add will be for pleasure and flavor.

Is it OK to drink bone broth every day?

Um. Short answer, yes. Especially if you drink/consume any beef bone broth recipe. As a matter of fact – when you are sourcing 100% grass-fed, organic, pasture-raised, and (humanely) harvested bones, not only is it OK, it’s highly recommended!

What happens if you drink chicken broth every day?

You tell us! How does your gut feel? Are you keeping the rest of your diet “clean”? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Be sure your broth ingredients are clean, organic, pasture-raised, and have ZERO GMO or are pesticide/herbicide free. Remember, your nourishing broth recipes will only be as great as the ingredients you use.

Use Broth, Not Water

Typically, any meal that you’d use water for (save dishes like oatmeal – though, we wouldn’t put it past us to make a savory porridge!) use broth! I CANNOT stress this enough. From rice to pasta, to oats, to grits, to soups, to stews, to deglazing, to sauces, to gravies. Nourishing Broth is the way to go for added flavor and nutrition.

With Nourishing Broth (or broth supplements) you can make some of the most delicious meals that your gut will thank you for! So don’t forget – when in doubt… use Nourishing Broth!

Pin This & Happy Cooking! 🙂

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About the Author

Aspyn Gunel is a mother of 11 (6 kings and 5 queens) who are all thriving on healthy, homemade meals. It's her mission to show that eating healthily need not be complicated or tasteless! After having experienced the highs & lows of parenthood eleven-fold, Aspyn shares how she uses Weston A Price's nutritional philosophy - which celebrates real food & traditional farming practices - as the foundation for her family’s diet. Join Aspyn in learning about living simply but deliciously through life’s little quirks; you're sure to pick up some tips along the way!

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