Chicken bone broth
Chicken broth!! My favourite broth would have to be chicken broth - the taste is sweet and delicious to drink alone or to add to most foods, its highly nutritious, it’s easy to make AND you can save time by cooking a whole chicken then having dinners/lunches sorted for the week 🙌🏼
Broth is one of the most nourishing foods you can feed yourself and your child! It’s easily digestible, nutrient dense and an incredible rich source of minerals - boosting immunity and lining our digestive tract. It is especially valuable as it contains gelatine which enables food to be digested more easily - which is why it is perfect to add to everything! I like to cook my grains in chicken broth also (quinoa/rice/polenta/couscous for added flavour and digestion).
For first foods for your baby you can ‘thin’ their puree with bone broth, or for baby led weaning you can feed them broth in a bottle of sippy cup. Its great to get your baby used to drinking savoury drinks from an early age.
Chicken broth recipe:
1 organic chicken
1 bag chicken feet/necks (best source of gelatin!)
2 Carrots chopped
2 celery sticks chopped
1 brown onion chopped
Herbs (I used the celery stalks, parsley, thyme, sage and bay leaves)
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1. Add all ingredients to a large pot or slow cooker and fill with water until covering.
2. Bring to just below boiling point then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 2 hours then remove chicken (check that it is cooked through) - remove meat from the chicken and place the carcass back into the pot. The meat can then be eaten or stored in the fridge for 3 days.
3. Simmer for 12-24 hours (you may have to top up the water a few times as it evaporates, if you don’t the broth will be more gelatinous but you will have less of it).
4. Strain the stock and discard solids.
5. Cool to room temp then place in airtight containers/ice cubes.