One of the easiest, and cheapest, ways to clean up the foods you eat is to make your own broth.
Store-bought broths often contain way to much salt and often times MSG. More often than not it even includes MSG under one of it’s hidden names.
And we could even discuss the fact that it’s probably not prepared “correctly.” You know, simmered for a bajillion hours.
Now, to be honest with you (since I know y’all won’t go tell anyone) I was
quite a few weeks months almost a couple years into our real food journey before I began making my own broth.
It overwhelmed me.
I kept reading different recipes and different methods. I couldn’t decide which one to try and I didn’t want to do it wrong.
I’d get all jazzed up to try it, buy and roast a whole chicken, only to look at it sitting in the roasting pan after dinner. Just waiting for me to do something with it. Staring at me like it still had a head. Taunting me to try. Laughing at me.
And I’d throw it away and just kept buying the organic broth from the store.
I know right?! I’m pretty lame.
Because it’s beyond easy to throw a cooked chicken carcass in some water.
The options for using homemade both are numerous! I use it for cooking rice, making soups, adding to scrambled eggs, and of course, for making gravy. Here are a few of my favorite recipes:
- Veggie Rice
- Chicken Soup
- Cream Cheese Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Sausage and Bean Soup
- Gratineed Leeks
Don’t know how to make it? Don’t know the benefits? No worries, I got you covered.
Now go and make great, “clean” food!