Chicken soup is so easy to make and one of the healthiest things to eat. OH, and quite delicious too. Even I ask myself, “why don’t I make this more often?” The bones are where it’s at though; the meat is secondary and not important at all for the immune-boosting nutritious benefits. So, I buy chicken bones from the grocery store. And at Thanksgiving, I take the giant carcass home. And if I roast a chicken, I keep all the bones for soup … a 2-in-1 meal! Then, as you can see from the photo, I add a whole bunch of other delicious nutritiousness…
Literally, this is how easy it is to make soup: Throw bones in a big pot. Fill pot with water. Chop any and all veggies (For this one, I used carrots, turnips, celery, onion) and throw in the pot. Add spices that you like (I used lots of turmeric, cayenne, parsley, oregano, black pepper, thyme, seaweed flakes, bay leaves, fresh garlic). And that beautiful red pile is goji berries (optional, of course). Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2.5-3 hours. Toward the end of cooking, I also added freeze-dried shiitake mushrooms and sea salt. Your house will smell amazing, but you may have to keep walking outside and back in so you can get the full aroma again and again.
There’s really no need to measure, as you can’t mess it up. The most important part is the bones, so if that’s all you have in there, then you’re golden! If it makes too much, throw half in the freezer when you need some immune boosting in your life.
Your body will thank you … in the following ways:
- Bone Broth – immune boosting, gut nourishing, helps body to absorb nutrients, hair/skin/nail/joint health
- Goji Berries – immune boosting, strength-building, aid in longevity
- Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, boosts brain and heart health, antioxidant
- Cayenne – releases mucus/detoxifying, heart health, promotes digestion, helps with circulation/warming
- Shiitake Mushrooms – immune boosting, heart health, anti-cancer benefits
I could keep going, however, I want you to actually read it ALL, so those are the big guns I listed. Now, go get cookin’ (and if you have any questions, reach out!)