We are not experts in nutrition, and by any means, we are not suggesting you change your child's diet. But, if your child is able to, and you feel like trying new recipes, then using bone broth as the base for your meals is a great way to get the multiple benefits from this well-known stock.
Bone broth is very nutritious. Animal bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. The animal's connective tissue gives glucosamine and chondroitin, natural compounds found in cartilage that are known to support joint health. Marrow offers vitamin A, vitamin K2, zinc, iron, boron, manganese and selenium, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The gelatin you get when you cook the bones contains protein collagen that also offers important amino acids. All of these animal parts also contain the protein collagen, which turns into gelatin when cooked and yields several important amino acids.
• 3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones
• 2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs
• 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
• 4 quarts filtered water
• 3 celery stalks
• 3 carrots
• 3 onions
• Fresh parsley
• During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in the fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.
• Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.
• Add more water if needed to cover the bones.
• Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.
• Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours.
• During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in the fresh parsley for added flavour and minerals.
Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.
Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in the fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.
As the ingredients simmer, their nutrients are released into the water in a form your child can easily absorb.
WeFlow´s tip for you!
If you don’t add salt to the broth, you can use it for smoothies and desserts as well.