I totally get it, the idea of drinking Chicken Broth on its own as a drink sounds revolting to a lot of people. I mean it is basically the oils and bones of a chicken, hardly the most appetizing cocktail when you think about it. Personally I love it. A nice warm cup of chicken broth, think of it as a clear soup, before dinner is a great way to get a hefty punch of calcium, magnesium amongst other vitamins and minerals your body needs. If this is something you really cannot get your head around, or your mouth, then here are some other great ways you can use your broth in your kitchen in a less aggressive manner.
The benefits of chicken broth are endless, joint support, immune system support, helping with sleep, gives you more energy and is also great for the skin and the bones, but there are more ways then one to include this magic soup into your diet.
First thing I always do before I start using my broth, is once I have made a huge batch, I freeze the broth into several containers, that way I can defrost 2-4 servings at a time rather then a huge portion.
How to use homemade Chicken Broth in your cooking: 1. Use as a stock – for cooking quinoa, rice, wild rice, pasta etc. Simply replace your water with the chicken broth for a super healthy way to pump up grains 2. Steam vegetables – in a frying pan heat a small amount of broth and add your vegetables to the pan, stir-fry the veggies quickly so all nutrients stay in them and the broth is absorbed 3. Heat up left overs – You know how leftovers can become dry when in the fridge, if you are heating up leftover sauces or meats, or anything you are putting into the pan to reheat, replace any oils you were going to warm up the food with broth 4. Making sauces – add flavor and all the health benefits of broth to sauces made with or without meat 5. Add to roasted, or mashed vegetables – tastes great poured over roasted carrots and cauliflower or mixed into sweet potato mash
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