How do I use up all this broth or stock I've just spent hours making? I get it. You went to the effort of making it and now you don't know what to do with it. Well, I'm going to show you how but lets just recap here for a second in case you are new to the broth and stock scene.
Why use broth or stock
You've heard the endless benefits of including stock or broth into your day. How its full of vitamins, minerals, digestive benefits, can help improve your sleep, brain health and inflammation within your body. I can tell you from experience that by adding this one thing to my family's daily diet we saw tremendous health benefits. Especially in my children's wellbeing!
From the countless benefits this drink gives, you can see why it's important to include it into your day. And in case you haven't made it yet, here's the step by step instructions to make this super drink. It even has a video so you can't go wrong. The question now is, how do you actually use it or drink it? Here is some ways to effortlessly include it without the kids even noticing.
1. Drink the stock by the cup full
This way is probably the easiest way to start off. Every morning just warm up a glass with a little salt and drink it with your breakfast. It's a quick way to get a cup in, only takes a couple of minutes to do and is a great way to start your day off. It will help to keep you fuller for longer, give your body some healthy fats to fuel on and really support your digestive tract. Don't worry, if you're not a morning person you can make it a dinner routine. That way you will sleep all night like your husband, or is it baby? 😉
Thermomix instructions: Add 200g stock to the bowl and some salt to taste. Warm for 3 mins/90 degrees/speed 2. Add an extra minute for each cup you are heating up at the same time.
You can also just put it in a pot on the stove top until boiled.
2. Swap broth for water when cooking
When you make soup, stews, gravy or whenever you are adding water to your food, just swap it. Use the broth instead of water so you get more into your day. The soups will have more flavour, your stews will be more nutritional and I guarantee everyone will be asking you for your gravy recipe.
3. Make cheat's avgolemono
I shared with you the processes of making this Greek lemon egg soup and how you can simplify it by using the stock. This recipe is especially good if you aren't too keen on the stock on its own and are looking for more flavour. It's also supercharged with the egg yolks and lemons! Great way to change up that morning cup of stock.
4. Use broth in your cooking
It's so easy to use the broth as water replacement. When your cooking rice, cauliflower rice, pumpkin, potatoes or mash potatoes and you usually boil or steam them in water. Replace the water with the broth so you're getting the extra benefits of the broth.
5. Add a little stock to eggs
If your a keen scrambled egg fan then this is just another place you can add some broth. Add a couple of tablespoons to replace the milk and you've just found another way to get a little more broth into your day.
6. Use broth when boiling vegetables
No longer will you be boiling your vegetables in boring plain water. Time to jazz them up in a little bone broth with a some added garlic, salt, lemon and herbs. No boring vegetables in this house sorry.
7. Add stock to sauces
I saved the best till last for you. This one is my ace trick if you have kids who are super fussy and you really are struggling to get it into their diets. Most these kids are the ones that love sauce. Nothing wrong with that my little buddies, so do I! We are just going to supercharge those sauces by adding some stock when cooking them. Tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, mince sauce or maybe even an apple sauce if you have to! Add it, hack it, do what you have to and you will be getting it into their day in no time.
The possibilities are really endless. But getting started with swapping the water and including this nutritional drink does not have to be hard. Start with a few of these suggestions and feel the benefits. You'll definitely enjoy it and want to find more and more ways of including it. Tell me, how do you like to include it into your day?