Creative Ways to Consume Bone Broth in Warmer Months
Bone broth can greatly enhance the flavor of hot soups and stews, but these are probably the last meals you feel like eating when the weather starts getting warmer. Fortunately, there’s much more you can do with bone broth than just adding it to your favorite cold-weather comfort foods. Check out these creative ways to consume bone broth in warmer months without missing out on its countless nutritional benefits.
Bone broth can be used as an ingredient in different marinades for chicken, steak, and seafood. Try combining it with barbecue sauce, or with red wine and Italian seasoning. When making Mexican dishes like fajitas, combine bone broth with lime juice, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Marinate your meats in the broth mixture and throw on the grill to enjoy a summery, protein-dense meal.
Herbs, beets, and sweet potatoes are just some foods that seem like strange smoothie ingredients, but they actually churn out delicious smoothies. Bone broth is another tasty smoothie ingredient that might be found on this list. Try this simple three-ingredient Mango Smoothie recipe using frozen chicken bone broth, and benefit from stronger immunity and higher energy.
A barbecue is a typical spring and summer staple for those who love spending time outdoors during the warmer months. However, many store-bought barbecue sauces contain sugar and other additives that can add to your waistline and affect your immunity. Bone broth can be combined with apple cider vinegar, ketchup, spices, and natural sweeteners like honey, stevia, or maple syrup to create a healthier and more flavor-rich barbecue sauce. Search online for bone broth barbecue sauce recipes to find one that calls out to your taste buds.
Chickpeas and sesame seeds are the two key ingredients in hummus, which is packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients that contribute to good health. Bone broth can be added to nearly any hummus recipe to increase the nutritional benefits of this summer superfood. Hummus is best when served as a dip with pita bread and vegetables.
Steamed and Sautéed Vegetables
Vegetables are an ultimate side dish to serve with grilled meats and other summer meals. If you typically marinate your meats in bone broth, consider putting aside a portion of bone broth for your steamed and sautéed vegetables. Vegetables will absorb all the nutrients from the liquids they’re cooked in — including those from bone broth. Replace water in your steamer with bone broth, or sauté in bone broth with garlic and your favorite spices.
Butter, margarine, and bacon grease are popular ingredients in which to cook scrambled eggs, but they lack nutritional benefits and are linked to fat gain. Swap out these ingredients with bone broth and a heart-healthy olive or coconut oil instead. Bone broth adds a flavorful spin to traditional scrambled eggs and can make you feel more energetic after breakfast.
Pastas are light, popular summer dishes that won’t make you feel too heavy during the warmer spring and summer months. Bone broth can be combined with tomato paste or fresh tomatoes to make a delicious, flavorful tomato sauce for your favorite pasta and Italian dishes. Search online for recipes that use bone broth in tomato sauce and look for one that wakes up your salivary glands.
Quinoa seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, essential B vitamins, and minerals that make this superfood rank above many other seeds in terms of nutritional benefits. When making quinoa-vegetable salads, cook your quinoa in bone broth instead of water. When finished, add grape or cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and cucumbers, and top with your favorite vinaigrette.
Risotto is a popular summer dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish with poultry, lamb, or veal. Risotto is traditionally cooked in chicken broth, which makes this meal an ideal choice for those who wish to consume more bone broth during warmer months. Try cooking your risotto in this organic, paleo-certified chicken bone broth that contains no salt or artificial flavorings.
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