WHAT IS BONE BROTH
Bone broth is an alternative to stock, a flavorful liquid made by slowly simmering bones, cartilage and tendons, with some bits of meat that remain attached.
The difference between stock and bone broth is that while stock can be made in three or four hours, bone broth is simmered for 24 hours or more, extracting the maximum amount of collagen (protein) and other nutrients from the bones.
Bone broth can be made from any type of animal bones, from whatever carcass has been butchered—beef, bison, chicken, lamb, turkey—and fish bones. The broth is typically seasoned with onions and herbs.
THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH
Over the past few years, drinking cups of bone broth has become a healthy habit for those seeking a variety of healing benefits:
BONE BROTH IN COOKING
But before we heard of bone broth as a health food darling, we used it for cooking:
Calories will vary by producer, but estimate 66 calories per eight-ounce cup.
You can make your own bone broth from scratch, but most people would rather buy it than watch a simmering pot for a day.
HOW TO ADD MORE BONE BROTH TO YOUR DIET
What can the home cook do with bone broth, beyond heat it in the microwave to drink?
We recently asked Bonafide Provisions, the first USDA-approved organic bone broth on the market, to shared their favorite uses for bone broth. Here are their recommendations.
1. FROZEN CUBES. Start by freezing bone broth in ice cube trays. You’ll be ready to add extra collagen protein into soups, stews, even your simplest recipes is by dropping a cube of bone broth into them.
2. BREAKFAST. Take your pick:
3. BRUNCH COCKTAILS & COCKTAIL HOUR. Become a bone broth mixologist Using bone broth in our recipes is no exception. A favorite is a bone broth Bloody Mary (photo #8), recipe below.
4. BOILING. Use bone broth in place of water or stock for cooking. Bone broth makes a delicious and nutrient-packed alternative to water in most recipes. Cooking grains in bone broth dishes adds not only flavor, but gut-supporting collagen protein.
5. BRAISING LIQUID. Bone broth makes a great braising liquid for vegetables, short ribs and other braises (photo #4).
6. SAUTÉS & PAN SAUCES. Use it for all sauté and braising needs. Add a few tablespoons to ¼ cup of bone broth to deglaze the pan to make a sauce for meat. for a sauce for meat.
7. SLOW COOKING. Create delicious and easy meals in a slow cooker. It’s as easy as adding a a protein, your favorite spices, chopped veggies and a bag of beef bone broth to your slow cooker for a fuss-free, effortless stew.
8. SOUPS. It’s easy to add bone broth protein to just about any soup (photo #3). Using bone broth as a base for all of your soups and stews takes the hard work out of crafting a soup from scratch. Create easy blender soups with roasted vegetables. Check out these recipes from Bonafide.
9. PROTEIN ENHANCER. Hide bone broth in foods for picky eaters who aren’t getting enough protein. Check the recipes for everything from enchiladas to potato wedges.
10. SNACKS. Heat up 8-10 ounces of our bone broth with your favorite spices. The saltiness is satisfying and the collagen protein provides satiety.
11. SMOOTHIES. We love to add 2 cubes of bone broth to our morning smoothies (coconut milk, spinach, berries) as a way to boost the amino acid content and add in some extra protein.
12. BEDTIME RELAXER. Sip bone broth as a tea before bed. It’s not only a comforting, warm snack, but the amino acid, glycine, found abundantly in bone broth, helps support a deep, restful sleep.
DO YOU HAVE MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO USE BONE BROTH?
Let us know!
There are bone broth recipes for every meal of the day on the company website.
*Then in the form of bouillon cubes.
RECIPE: BONE BROTH BLOODY MARY
A Bloody Mary with beef broth has been made for a half century or longer. It is also known as a Bloody Bull, Bull Shot and Beefy Mary.
The saltiness of the broth gives this Bloody Mary variation a rich flavor, not to mention, collagen protein.
Want something fruitier? Here’s a Salty Dog cocktail with bone broth.
 Want to serve crudités with your Bloody Marys? Make this protein packed ranch dip recipe.
For The Rim
Select your own favorites. Some suggestions:
We like to mix the salt with lemon zest and/or minced dill.
1. PLACE the salt or seasoning on a dish, rub the lime around the rim of a large glass, and twist it in the salt.
2. COMBINE all of the drink ingredients in a mixing glass or pitcher and stir well. Taste and add horseradish, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste.
3. ADD ice cubes to the glass. Add the mixed drink. Garnish with items of choice and serve.
Bonafide Provisions was founded in 2011 when Sharon Brown, a clinical nutritionist and certified GAPS practitioner, noticed a reluctance from her patients to make their own bone broth (it’s time consuming). But her GAPS program clients were reluctant to make their own bone broth.
Sharon approached her husband, a professionally-trained chef, and her niece, a nutritional therapist and CrossFit coach; together they created Bonafide Provisions.
Products include Beef, Chicken, Turkey and Frontier Blend (beef, bison, lamb, turkey) organic bone broths. A second line, Drinkable Veggies, comprises five different blends of organic vegetable juices and bone broth, with 6-11 grams of protein per serving.
Bonafide Provisions Certified Organic broth and Drinkable Veggies have no grains, sugar or dairy and are Whole30 approved.
Learn more and use the store locator at BonafideProvisions.com.