Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you excited? I know I am! I love Thanksgiving. I have so many fond memories of Thanksgiving and I get a lot of joy thinking about how we are creating my children’s childhood memories. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the food. My favorite comes two days after though, which is when we eat homemade turkey soup. I grew up on real homemade soups; the ones made from bone broth. Thanks to my mom, I always knew that they were really healthy for you and are delicious. To this day I can’t eat canned chicken soup, it is just not the same.
Although I knew that homemade soup or what is actually referred to as bone broth is good for you, there are some things I did not realize (1) I was not cooking the bones long enough; they can cook up to 24 hours, the longer the better. (2) You need to add some apple cider vinegar before cooking. (3) It is full of minerals and is recommended to have often in your diet. (4) It is a superfood.
On my facebook page I had shared that I am currently doing the 21 day sugar detox. Diane Sanfillippo recommends bone broth as the only broth to use in her plan. In addition on my facebook page I shared that I had been listening to something called the anxiety summit-which is all about using healthy foods to help decrease symptoms of anxiety and really a lot of other health problems. Several times the benefits of bone broth were discussed. In 2 weeks I have heard so much about the benefits of bone broth, so I am choosing to listen! Click here to read more specifics about the benefits of bone broth.
This here is the recipe I have been using. I like this article because it also made me realize what I buy at the store does not have the health benefits of real stock. Although I have always made my own chicken and turkey soup, I would often buy store stock for other recipes. Not anymore. I have been buying a whole chicken to make soup each week. My kids love chicken soup and any left overs I freeze for a quick lunch. I am also buying bone-in chicken instead of boneless/skinless chicken breasts. You can use the left over bones to make bone broth and freeze for recipes later. Save the bones until you have enough to make broth by freezing.
I tend to keep things simple with my soup both chicken and turkey. I make the bone broth as noted in the link above (usually in the crockpot once the chicken is cooked). For my soup I just add onion, carrot, celery, an herb (usually fresh rosemary) and salt and pepper to taste, but definitely try some other recipes.
If you are looking for a way to start making some changes in your diet this could be a great start.