Skip to main content

The Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth (and how to make your own)

Bone broth is an amazing super food that has been a traditional part of the human diet since ancient times. In this post I will tell you about some of it's amazing qualities and then I'll share my personal recipe.

The amazing health benefits of bone broth (and how to make your own)

Bone Broth Health Benefits:

Bone broth contains lots of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, glucosamine, and many other beneficial compounds in an easy to digest form. It can sooth cold symptoms and even help heal leaky gut syndrome and IBS. Plus it's delicious and makes an excellent baby food.

One of the most amazing benefits of bone broth is it's gut healing capabilities. Bone broth contains high amounts of both collagen and gelatin which are both useful for healing gut damage. Some say there is no scientific evidence to back such claims but The United European Gastrointestinal Journal published a study in 2014 demonstrating the gut healing abilities of gelatin in mice. Bone broth is also a good source of the essential amino acid, L-glutamine which supports gut health by reducing gut inflammation. You can read more about it here and here.

Bone broth's high collagen content makes it excellent for skin, hair, and joints. Studies show collagen improves skin elasticity. Collagen is also helpful in the treatment of joint pain and may help prevent joint deterioration. (source)

In addition to all it's fantastic health benefits, bone broth also makes an excellent base for soups and savory sauces. It can be used in place of stock or broth in any recipe.

The health benefits of bone broth

My Bone Broth Recipe:

-Prep time: 10 minutes
-Cook time: 8-48 hours


-2 pounds of bones from a healthy organic and humanely raised source  
-1 onion
-1 carrot
-A few garlic cloves
-1 teaspoon of fresh or dried rosemary
-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
-Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Place bones in a large pot and fill with water until the bones are covered. Chop the veggies and add them, the rosemary, salt, pepper, and the vinegar to the pot.

Bring to a full boil, cover with a lid, and then reduce the temperature. Let it simmer for at least 8 hours (longer for added benefits). You'll want to stir and replace any water that has evaporated off every hour or two.

When your finished, remove from heat and pour through a strainer to remove the bones and large chuncks of veggies. And that's it! Now you have bone broth to use in all your favorite recipes.

It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or you can freeze it to use later.


What's your favorite way to use bone broth?

Follow me on:


  1. Yes! Totally on board with the bone broth train!

  2. Gluten/dairy/nut/mushroom free too! LOL. I actually have never tried making it, but I remember my husband's grandma making it.

    1. It's definitely a good super food for those with dietary restrictions! Thanks for reading :-)

  3. Wow that is amazing. From now on i will cook using bone broth. Thank you

    1. It really is some awesome stuff! Thanks for reading :-)

  4. My mom has been making and having bone broth and she raves about it. My mission for this weekend is to make my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. It really is some awesome stuff! Enjoy your bone broth!

  5. This sounds great. I’m just not really a broth eater... And I definitely hate dealing with animal bones and all those things. Maybe this would be something my husband could make for us!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Learning To Read Is Not A Race

So much emphasis is put on early literacy these days. Many school districts expect children to be reading by the end (or sometimes even the beginning) of kindergarten. While there is certainly nothing wrong with a child learning to read early, not all kids are developmentally ready to read at age 5, and that's okay. In this post I share several reasons why learning to read isn't a race.

Developmental ReadinessKids all develop at their own pace. We know this when it comes to learning to walk, or climb the jungle gym, or being ready for slumber parties, but it is often over looked when it comes to learning to read. Not all kids are developmentally there at the same age.  

Pushing kids to read before they're ready can cause a lot of frustration and resentment. It can destroy a child's chance to develop a love for reading by turning it into a frustrating chore. 

Reading Isn't The Only Way To Learn New InformationOne of the reasons reading is pushed so early, is to get kid…

Make A Simple Compost Bin (a fun way to teach kids about soil)

We did a fun unit on soil last year and our big culminating project was setting up our own backyard compost bin. It ended up being much more simple to do than I originally thought it would be. In fact it's so simple, everyone should consider starting one! It's a great way to reduce your household waste, teach kids about soil and composting, and you end up with some excellent soil for your garden out of the process.

Setting Up A Compost Bin:The first thing you need to do is pick a place for your bin. The best location will get a few hours of sun a day (the heat will help speed up the composting process) but not too much sun because you want your compost to stay moist. You also want to pick a spot somewhat close to the house so adding kitchen scraps is easy. 
Once you've chosen a location, it's time to actually set up your bin. Your compost bin can be as simple as just a pile in your yard (I personally don't use this method because we have too many critters around here…

Learning About The Human Body Part 1: The Skeletal And Muscular Systems

At the end of each school year, I sit down with my daughter to discuss what topics she most wants to learn about the next year. One of her science topics she picked to study this year was the human body. Instead of ordering a boxed curriculum set, I decided to put together my own human body unit. In this 3 part series I will share some of the activities and resources we used for each of the body systems starting with the skeletal and muscular systems.

The Human Skeletal System

Our skeletons are the frame of our body. They give us structure, without them our bodies would be limp like noodles. They also provide places for muscles to attach so our bodies can move.

Why Does Your Body Need Calcium? Experiment:

This is a simple experiment you can do to explore why calcium is important for our bones.

You will need:

-several clean chicken bones


-a bowl with a lid or plastic wrap to cover it

Let your child examine a clean chicken bone. Note how hard it is.

Place several clean chicken bones int…

Water Relay Races For Kids

I don't know about your kids, but mine absolutely love games involving water and getting wet in the summer time.
In this post I will share 5 of our favorite water relay races to play with friends. These are perfect for birthday parties, homeschool get togethers, and other group events.

Sponge Relay:
For this relay you will need:
-2 teams of several kids each
-2 large sponges
-4 small buckets or containers of some sort
Divide your participants into 2 teams and have each team line up single file at a predetermined starting place. 
Hand out a sponge to the first participant in each line. Set a bucket of water by each team. Set an empty bucket about 20 ft away from each team. 
The two empty buckets should be the same size and should have a "fill line" marked half way up.
On a count of 3 (or ready set go) the first participant in each line should dip their sponge in the bucket of water, run to the empty bucket, squeeze the water from their sponge, then run back, hand off the sponge to…

40 Things To Look At Under A Microscope

Microscopes are an awesome scientific instrument that all kids should get a chance to learn how to use. There are so many everyday things that look amazing under a microscope. Under a microscope you can see that many objects that appear solid are actually made up of tiny parts, and that even plants and animals are made of tiny intricate parts. The microscopic world is amazing! In this post I share 40 things to try looking at, up close, under a microscope.

40 Things To Look At Under A Microscope:
1. A feather 

2. Soil

3. An insect wing

4. A human hair

5. An animal hair

6. Pond water

7. Diatomacious earth-  diatomacious earth looks SO cool magnified!

8. Cheek swab

9. An insect leg

10. A drop of blood

11. Mold

12. Sand

13. A shaving from a chicken bone- try both a piece of hard bone from the outside and some spongy bone from inside a bone.

14. Kombucha

15. Snake or lizard skin after they shed 

16. A flower petal

17. A sliver of wood

18. Sugar

19. Salt- try different types

20. Thread

21. Saliva

22. A spider web