Going ‘KETO’? BRAISED can Support You!

Many of our newest customers and farmers’ market friends are trying out the newest fad in food, the Ketogenic Diet. At BRAISED we have been living out various degrees of the ketogenic (and paleo) lifestyle for the past 15 years. I became a fan when I was in nutritional clinical practice and witnessed how it helped children on the autistic spectrum as well as those with epilepsy lessen the amount of seizures experienced. It was truly fascinating, especially coming off the heels of my conventional education that taught fat was bad.

Unlike the trends driven by food marketers (i.e. the low fat craze) we know that the ketogenic diet is based in sound science and from a physiological perspective it just makes common sense. Indeed, we believe trends like these are not fads at all - but lifestyle movements here to stay. But how do you eat a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carb diet day-in day-out when the world we live in is not set-up to service this way of eating? We believe this is where bone broth comes in...

With no carbs and 11 grams of very simple/digestible protein, BRAISED bone broth is the perfect keto-friendly ‘vessel’ for more healthy fat by adding some of our favorite stir-ins like Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil or grass-fed butter. Deep flavor and dense nutrition makes a mugga broth a satisfying meal replacement with the right ratio of macronutrients to meet the goals of the ketogenic diet or even intermittent fasting.

Our new friends stopping by our booth at the farmers’ market are having phenomenal successes - 20, 50, 80 pound drops while living the ketogenic lifestyle and incorporating (our) bone broth into their everyday routine! Never before have I heard so many positive weight loss testimonials. It is so encouraging to support them in reaching a healthy weight AND - most importantly - in finding true health along the way.

If you’re on the fence about trying keto for yourself, I get it. It can seem a little extreme and difficult to implement, but BRAISED is here to help you in your transformation. Our broth and concentrate products make it convenient for you to add the right nutrition for your keto needs and I am always available to answer questions should you need some nutritional support. Email me anytime at kate@braisedbonebroth.com.

We hope you’ll stop by our trailer at a pop-up event or at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market to receive our preferred customer pricing (we will be there this coming weekend then again in the fall). Our products are also available on our website or several retail locations around the Des Moines metro.

Back to Basics: Superfood Seasoning Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Spring has arrived! Time is being spent playing outdoors and getting the yard ready for new plants to emerge. Outdoor sports are in full swing. After this long, cold winter no one is wanting to spend one minute more indoors than they must. Dinners are scrambled, but thanks to Kelsey, one of our most enthusiastic loyal customers, we have your solution!

2 lbs organic chicken breast 
BRAISED Bone Broth concentrate
BRAISED Superfood Seasoning

1. Place thawed chicken breasts in slow cooker 
2. Generously top with BRAISED Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Seasoning
3. Scoop three spoonfuls of BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate
4. Cook on low for 4 hours then dice to top riced cauliflower and pair with creamy greens

Get your concentrate here.

Locals use code: IMALOCAL for free pick up or delivery!  


Sharing Germs & 5 Immune-Boosting Tips

 At BRAISED we are thankful for the time spent with family this past holiday season and for the memories created. One thing I am O-V-E-R is all the germs shared - yes, being that we are in 'the family bed' phase of life...we ALL got the crud. As I’ve been diving into our self-health toolbox I thought I’d share a few of our immune-boosting tips and products for kicking this sickness’ ass. 

First, bone broth (duh!). There’s a reason we crave soup when we’re not feeling well. Containing gelatin, collagen and minerals, bone broth is great for gut health (where 80% of the immune system lives), hydration and electrolyte balance. In short, regularly enjoying bone broth = good gut health = a healthy immune system = cells that are able to reduce inflammation = a decreased duration for a cold or flu virus! Dr. Mark Hyman agrees that bone broth is an “immune-supportive beverage.” A classic bone broth stir-in is organic garlic picked up from my peeps over at Grade A Farms. If you show up to my house just expect us all to have kickin’ garlic breath. Crushed or sliced garlic is high in allicin which boosts the bodies germ-fighting response.

Other go-to immune boosters or super foods include: elderberry syrup, Redmond’s Real Salt, and our newest favorite - Malama Mushrooms’ Cordyceps Cacao Mix.

Elderberry syrup is a popular remedy used to prevent and shorten the length of the cold and flu virus. Elderberries are known for their anti-viral properties. Our friends at Holton Homestead make a mean Elderberry Tonic. They even have a Elderberry Bracer which is crafted without honey so it can be consumed by infants and young children! A bonus is they use organic, locally grown elderberries.

Now, did you know that the body uses salt to manufacture antibodies? That’s pretty important immune support! Salt, as we all experience, is a very misunderstood (essential) nutrient and deserves its own post entirely. But for today, my recommendation is 1) use the RIGHT kind of salt (ours has forever been Redmond’s Real Salt with over 60+ trace minerals) and 2) minimize processed foods that contain refined salts that create imbalance in the body. In times of sickness, up the use of your salt in your broth, on meals, and even add some to your water to drink and/or gargle. We’ve also been making salt compresses for nighttime use on the chest to help with the coughing.

Finally, my new favorite (do you know my obsession with medicinal mushrooms?) - Malama Mushroom Cordyceps Cacao Mix. I met the founder, Benjamin Lillibridge, at the Health and Fitness Expo this past weekend and fell in love with his products and passion using mushrooms to heal our bodies and the planet. New Stir-in Alert!!! I’ve been putting the Cordyceps powder into my broth (yes, the cacao and cinnamon taste wonderful, which is a nice surprise) and my coffee this week. Cordyceps militaris is a fungi famous for its revitalizing benefits. Evidence from the human trials show the active compounds can support muscular endurance and respiratory capability.

Lots to throw at you with all these options, but I challenge you to try at least one new thing to build your immune care arsenal. We want to hear from you. What are your favorite home remedies for cold and flu season?

I'm Not Gonna Say 'New Year, New You' (Or Maybe I Will!)

It’s the New Year so bring out all the lotions, potions, powders, protocols, silver bullets, and kitschy cleanses! I suppose you could say we are on the bandwagon this year and have curated a seasonal “soup detox” to kick start your weight loss and gut-healing goals (BONUS--ours is made with REAL healing wholesome and organic food).

The kit includes bone broth (of course!), yummy stir-ins to craft your perfect mugga, exclusive recipes, supportive literature, and access to a closed Facebook group for community support.

The added bonus to this curated cleanse is organic fresh-pressed celery juice courtesy of Des Moines' favorite Kerri Rush of Fresh Wheatgrass Girl! This crisp addition to the bone broth cleanse is amazing - you will love it and more importantly, love the results.

Pre-purchase your cleanse kit today - here - then come to our Kick-off Class THIS Saturday at 1pm at the Jacobson Exhibition Center (Iowa State Fairgrounds) for product pickup. BRAISED, Wallace Farms, and Fresh Wheatgrass Girl are sharing a booth at the 2019 Health and Fitness Expo and will have additional whole food meal kits for sale to supplement your cleanse and to set you up for an easy-breezy cleansing week!

Note: If you cannot make the class this weekend (or stop by the expo at any point during the weekend), please indicate the need for Local Delivery in the notes section of the order OR if you're an out-of-towner and would still like to join us we can ship this cleanse starting mid-January so reach out and let us know your interest at kate@braisedbonebroth.com.  

We did a couple pilot groups of this cleanse this fall and received rave reviews! We hope you'll join us as we focus our intentions on a happy healthy New Year ahead.  

Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, January 5th from 8AM-5PM and Sunday, January 6th from 9AM-4PM.

Free admission and parking. 

Iowa State Fairgrounds Jacobson Exhibition Center (located just South of the Varied Industries Building) 3000 E. Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50317

The Gathering Soup: A Holiday Recipe from the BRAISED Kitchen


Potato Gathering Soup

A Soulful Creation from the BRAISED Kitchen: Gluten Free/Grain Free/Primal

1 large onion diced
½ cup carrots thinly sliced
1 lb nitrate-free turkey bacon chopped
2 stalks organic celery diced
3 cloves garlic minced
8 organic potatoes cubed (Yukon gold work well)
1 ½ pouches of BRAISED Superfood Chicken Bone Broth or enough to cover potatoes
3 Tbsp of grass-fed butter
3 Tbsp tapioca starch
1 cup of organic grass-fed heavy cream
1 tsp dried tarragon
½ cup kale stems removed and finely chopped
Redmond’s Real Salt, to taste


  1. Cook bacon in some avocado oil or ghee in a Dutch oven or heavy soup pot until crispy. Remove the bacon, reserve the grease. Add celery, carrot and onion into the bacon grease and saute until soft. Stir in the minced garlic, cook for 1 minute more. Add cubed potatoes, toss to coat and saute for 3-4 more minutes. Add enough chicken broth to the pot to cover the potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. 
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, whisk in the tapioca starch. Continue to whisk for an additional 2 minutes or so to remove the tapioca taste then (while still whisking) add the cream in a slow stream to the mixture. Heat and whisk until mixture thickens, then stir the cream mixture into the soup pot with the potatoes.
  3. Season with salt to taste, and stir the tarragon and kale into the pot.
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve with sauteed bacon on top. 
  5. Additional optional toppings include shredded raw cheddar cheese, chopped fresh parsley, chives or micro greens as pictured.  

Recipe and Lifestyle Notes from Kate
This soup is obviously rich with the addition of heavy cream so a perfect holiday gathering recipe (no wonder it’s so crowd-pleasing, right?!). In the BRAISED Kitchen we follow the 80/20 rule, honoring everything in moderation - or better stated - most things in moderation with certain caveats. We view food and eating holistically with a sense of balance and family in mind and through a lense of the paleo/ancestral/traditional food philosophy. We believe in slow food that is whole, well sourced, and offers dense nutrition. This recipe calls for dairy, but it can be substituted for full-fat coconut milk if desired (although proportions might vary). When making this soup for an average weekly night dinner, this is how we’ll make it again - dairy free - but if you can afford to (from a health perspective) try the recipe as written, you won’t be disappointed! This recipe easily doubles to accommodate a large family gathering and of course leftovers for when no one feels like cooking.

And now the recipe backstory...

Market days start early and are chaotic in our household. We are fortunate to have parents able to watch our children and keep things grounded during farmers’ market season. Nita has never been the best sleeper so it’s common for her to wake up EARLY to the sound of scuffles in the hallway or muffled voices in the kitchen as we go through our pre-opening checklist. Grandma “GG” often has a snuggle nest ready to go in the living room and the rule is no talking until it’s light out! Once resettled - often with the help of Disney’s Moana - Mama B makes her way to the laundry basket for folding or to the kitchen to prepare meals for the day (which always includes her famous traditionally fermented sourdough). We are SO blessed! This past weekend’s creation was particularly yummy and thoroughly crowd-pleasing so I have to share. I left for market after giving mom one inspiration - “I’m really wanting a stick-to-your-ribs warm and comforting CREAMY soup (can you say postpartum cravings?) - Go!”

With the holidays in our midst, BRAISED celebrates and values family and those we consider family. What a special time to show how much you love and care for those around you and no better way to do it than to open your home and to gather around a bubbling pot of soup. And, trust me, this is the proper nourishment for this purpose. It will forever be named our “Gathering Soup.” Enjoy.

Let us know what you think of the recipe or the modified dairy-free version on social media. We’d love to peek out your own soulful creations!


Last Chance to See Our Farmers' Market Faves Tomorrow

Image may contain: 1 person, textHere at BRAISED we celebrate and promote other local small businesses. Come to the last Winter Market of the year, stock up on your broth for your holiday gifting and cooking, and visit a few of our friends:  

Wallace Farms—My family’s personal farmer and known for their grass-fed beef and sustainably produced meat products. Nick is set up right next to us (lower level in the ballroom along the East wall) and selling his maple hams, bacon, and some other holiday-friendly favorites.

Grade A Gardens: Known for their garlic (a great cuppa broth stir-in) and certified organic produce - Jordan and Whitney's high tunnel allows for some winter produce sales like watermelon radish, sweet potatoes, and Napa cabbage (if you're early enough). 

Fresh: That Wheatgrass Girl! I love their celery juice and I believe in it so much I recommend it as an addition to my BRAISED Bone Broth cleanse. Kerri is a great friend of mine and I was one of her first wheatgrass customers over 10 years ago when she first debuted her healthy creations at the Farmers' Market. 

Des Fresh (find on Facebook at Des.Fresh.Foods or Instagram at des.fresh.foodtruck): Grab breakfast or lunch with their beautiful plant-based locally sourced meals. These guys are right across the aisle from us and I noshed on their loaded lentil nachos today (VERY yum).

Agri-Cultured (find on Facebook at Agri-Cultured or Instagram at Agri-Cultured Foods): Sara transformed her own health with fermented foods and has blazed the trail with her traditionally cultured foods ever since. Add more ferments to your diet for gut health—their kombucha is a must!

HOQ: Usually set up outside, their breakfast burritos are Matty B and Turner's favorite and "everything is sourced locally except the salt and pepper." 

La Mie: For your sweet tooth—everyone deserves a treat! Joe and Christina were the first folks to introduce me to 'local style' when I began go to their cafe/bakery yeeeears ago. Joe would bring by a complimentary piece of bread pudding and ask about my life and I swore off chain restaurants right then and there. 

Hope to see you tomorrow, friends!


Farmers' Market Wrap-up This Weekend

This year has been a blessing for us at BRAISED Bone Broth. After much deliberation we took the leap and became a vendor at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market at the end of last season.  As a developing small business it is easy to get bogged down in the every day details and behind the scenes stresses (especially now with two babies in tow), but the farmers’ market changed all of that for us! We are so inspired and motivated by the face-to-face connection to our customers and now have thousands of people sampling our product providing instant feedback. There is nothing better than seeing a satisfied BRAISED Bone Broth customer and knowing they are on their way to better health.  We even love the unfiltered haters (yes, there have been a few) who make us laugh and help to lighten up the often intense entrepreneurial life. 

While many of my fellow market vendors are winding down for the year and thinking about vacation (what's that?), we at BRAISED are gearing up for our busy season. Winter.  A good time for immune-boosting, prioritizing health and new beginnings, and crafting a comforting crock of soup for the perfect [holiday] gathering. 

Need to stock up on BRAISED for your winter self care arsenal? The last farmers' market of the year is coming up this weekend (Dec 14-15) at Capital Square from 8AM-2PM. Along with our pouches and concentrate products we will have bone broth shots and mugs for sale. New at the market for your unique, local, and healthy holiday gift giving will be our Start Up Bundle!

The Start Up Bundle with special FM pricing of $90 includes:

  • 1 Superfood Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate - (16 oz) makes 56-88 oz finished broth or about 10 mug servings
  • 2 Superfood Chicken Bone Broth Pouches - (20 oz each)
  • 1 bottle of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
  • 1 brick of Kerrygold Grass-fed Butter
  • 1 bag of Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Seasoning
  • 1 bag Chaga-Thyme Immune-Boosting Superfood Seasoning
  • 1 bag Dried Organic Chives
  • 4 Redmond’s Real Salt Pocket Shakers
  • 1 bottle Wildbrine Probiotic Smoky Jalapeño Sriracha
  • Seasonal soup recipe from the BRAISED Kitchen
  • FAQ and Craft Your Daily Cuppa Insert
  • Additional private consultation available for purchase

We will hope to see you! If nothing else, come say hi. Happy sipping and Happy Holidays from BRAISED. 


New Year's Cleanse Limited Pre-Sale Now

Calling all local health enthusiasts and those wanting to improve their health for the new year! We at BRAISED Bone Broth are excited to announce the limited pre-sale of our popular Bone Broth Cleanse. Based on the success of our two small pilot cleanse groups we are expecting a huge response to our cleanse launch for the new year. As a small locally run business we want to ensure we are able to fulfill our cleanse requests. Therefore we are pre-selling and limiting the number of BRAISED Bone Broth Cleanse Bundles available.

Price: $249 (+ tax)

Our 2019 New Year's Integrated Lifestyle Cleanse Bundle Includes: 

6 Pouches / 1 Concentrate Superfood Chicken Bone Broth Products (168+oz)
1 bottle of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
1 brick of Kerrygold Grass-fed Butter
1 bag of Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Seasonings 
1 bag Chaga-Thyme Immune-Boosting Superfood Seasonings 
1 bag Dried Organic Chives
4 Redmond’s Real Salt Pocket Shakers
1 bottle Fermented Sriracha
96 oz. of Fresh Cafe and Market Organic Celery Juice
1 kick-off group class details TBD (Des Moines, Iowa area) with Nutrition educator and BRAISED Founder, Kate Brown
Exclusive recipes
Supportive literature
Access to a closed Facebook group for community building and support
Additional private consultation available for purchase

Additional details to follow.


We are Back on 'TRACT' for Spring. Are You? {+ FREEBIES This Week Only!}

We are still alive and well here at BRAISED after a somewhat dormant winter season. CBS News did a great local ­­story on us and the healing benefits of bone broth in early March (catch it here if you missed it) but some startup challenges + production quirks that followed had us looking forward to the promises that only a change in season can provide.  Thankfully we are back in full spring!

I have always found that being healthy this time of year is more effortless.  I like to ride the coattails of Mother Nature’s momentum by growing some new health habits of my own or reinvigorating the ones that have also gone dormant over the colder months. 

Our mission here at BRAISED is to help you achieve better health with consciously convenient superfood products.  We want to support you with nutrient dense foods that make the biggest impact and that make your healthy lifestyle a little more effortless.  A simple and convenient daily dose (8 oz) of our Free-Range Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate is a powerful practice for better health by means of digestive support.  According to Dr. Mercola bone broth is one of the top foods to consume regularly to heal, sooth, and restore the leaky tissues of the GI tract lining which can lead to lowered systemic inflammation and improved general health and well-being.

We now have a delicious fresh batch of product ready for shipping nationwide!  In the spirit of fresh starts we are offering some FREEBIES on your next order to help you in your spring (gut) cleaning initiatives.

All orders placed in the next week will receive a FREE brick of Kerrygold grass-fed butter to stir into your morning mug for added flavor, umami, and nutrition!  All newsletter subscribers will also enjoy FREE SHIPPING but you have to sign up at the bottom of this page to receive the code. {Offers expire next Wednesday 5/25/16.}

As always, we’d love to hear from you.  Your testimonials and product update requests have been so encouraging to us this winter.  We appreciate your loyal support!  

Thank you.

14 Uses (& Counting) for Sipping Bone Broth Everyday

By now you have likely heard of bone broth as the newest ‘superfood’ but do you know how or why to use it?

Here is a list of some of the ways and reasons our customers and beyond are using bone broth and why we believe homemade or BRAISED Bone Broth deserves a daily appearance in a healthy diet.

First, read this.

1) Daily Nutrition / Prevention & Natural Remedy

Bone broth is a traditional food used historically in many cultures for its nutrition and health benefits. Modern anecdotal evidence is increasing for its use in disease prevention, boosting the immune system during acute sickness and as a natural remedy for more chronic conditions like: inflammation, leaky gut syndrome, chronic diarrhea, constipation, food intolerances, hyperacidity, colitis, Chrohn’s disease, anemia, blood diseases, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, bone disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune issues, and conditions of the nervous system (Source: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon). Traditional Chinese Medicine uses bone broth to support the kidneys and to build the blood and “vital energy” of patients.

Tip: We do not claim our products treat or heal disease. We do believe that consistent intake of BRAISED Bone Broth (app 8 oz daily) provides nutrition that does the body good.

2) Athletic Performance / Pre & Post Workout Nutrition

Sport and fitness is evolving. Using deep nutrition for optimal performance and recovery is becoming widely practiced by amateur and professional athletes using bone broth in place of typical pre/post workout options like chocolate milk, protein shakes, and popular sports drinks - all of which can be full of allergens, hormones, antibiotics, sugar, and chemical food additives. The protein, sodium, electrolytes, and fluid in bone broth restore the body from prolonged bouts of exercise or sweating.

Tip: Use BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate for convenient on-the-go broth for post workout recovery. Mix 1 ¾ Tbsp of concentrate with 7-8 oz hot water into a quality thermal mug to keep hot until enjoyed.

3) Meal Replacement On-the-Go / Weight Loss

In a hurry for breakfast or lunch? Avoid the drive-thru and fix a mug of bone broth instead. The 11 grams of protein per 8 oz serving is surprisingly satisfying staving off the appetite and keeping you healthier (and thinner), too.

Tip: Use BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate as a meal replacement ready in less than a minute when using a hot water function on a water filter or an electric tea kettle. Mix 1 ¾ Tbsp of concentrate with 7-8 oz hot water into a quality thermal mug and enjoy in the car or at the office.

4) Broth Cleanse

Doing a dedicated fast / cleanse / detox / and/or juicing program a few times a year can be beneficial for weight loss and general health. Using bone broth offers a low glycemic alternative or complement to juice (high in sugar and carbohydrate) and caters to those who prefer warm beverages.

Tip: If you are new to cleansing read this and consult your trusted healthcare provider to structure a plan that benefits you. If you purchase a Broth Bundle / Cleanse for One you’ll receive enough bone broth for either a 21-day cleanse replacing one meal each day with an 8 oz serving of bone broth or a 7-day fasting cleanse where you replace all three meals each day. 

5) Teeth (Bones) / Oral Health

New research (as illustrated in the book Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel and the Weston Price Foundation) is showing that diet has a tremendous impact on oral health. There have even been reported cases of cavities reversing with the consistent intake of mineral-rich nutrition. Bone broth is one of the foods used traditionally for this purpose. For a modern case study, we love this post by popular natural health blogger, Wellness Mama.

Tip: We do not claim our products treat or heal dental issues. We do believe that consistent intake of BRAISED Bone Broth (app 8 oz daily) provides nutrition that does the body good (mouth and teeth included).

6) Energy / Ritual for Well-Being

Most Americans use their favorite drinks during the day in attempts to feel energized, alert, calm, relaxed, comforted, or just plain occupied from boredom. An afternoon broth break is the perfect replacement to the sugar, caffeine, and toxins found in other common beverages. Bone broth provides easily absorbed nutrition producing both energy and a calming effect (paradoxically). According to Hanna Kroeger of Ageless Remedies from Mother’s Kitchen, “chicken soup [bone broth] has a natural ingredient which feeds, repairs, and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine. This inner lining is the beginning or ending of the nervous system. It is easily pulled away from the intestine through too many laxatives, too many food additives…and parasites. Chicken soup…heals the nerves, improves digestion, reduces allergies, relaxes and gives strength.”

7) Medical Procedure Prep / Recovery

Special liquid diets are often prescribed by healthcare providers. Bone broth is a savory, high-protein, and nourishing option that satisfies when solid food is not permitted or tolerated.

Tip: Use BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate for convenient portable nutrition to use wherever/whenever the patient needs support. Simply hydrate using the hot water feature of a water filter, an electric tea kettle, a single serving coffee machine with a reusable cup insert, or the hot water dispenser in a cafeteria.

8) Cooking with Flavor / Nutrition / Umami

Weeknight meals are simple, clean, light, healthy and surprisingly satisfying with bone broth-based soup or it can be added to a pan and simmered down into a demi glace – a rich sauce common in French and gourmet cuisine. Bone broth can be used creatively in a variety of healthy rustic dishes for flavor, umami (mouth-feel), and nutrition and in any recipe that calls for stock.

Tip: Our favorite weeknight recipe is using BRAISED Bone Broth with kelp noodles, parsley, roasted chicken and whatever vegetables we have on hand. We also use BRAISED Bone Broth Concentrate for sauces to avoid the hassle of evaporating the water from the broth.

9) Convenient / Budget-Friendly Superfood

Eating fresh healthy food is expensive and often difficult to source. The daily consumption of bone broth is an ideal food for those wanting the best nutrition on a budget or for those who cannot source large amounts of clean/sustainable meat. The amino acids in the gelatin are protein-sparing, meaning they allow the consumers to more fully utilize complete proteins taken in from other sources (Source: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon). The result? In theory, you need less and therefore eat less – all good things for the average American who consumes too much of everything.

Tip: Our Broth Bundle / Cleanse for Two, buying in bulk, and our coming-soon autoship subscription program are the most sustainable ways to consume regular amounts of BRAISED Bone Broth products as we offer significant savings and value for these type orders. It is our daily mission to pursue and pass on any savings in cost we can to our like-minded customers that desire the consistent nutrition of daily bone broth.

10) Protein Source for Vegetarians / Elderly / Impoverished

Bone broth is not vegetarian, but many vegetarians use bone broth successfully to replenish essential nutrients found only in animal-based foods. The protein-sparing quality of bone broth helps these individuals reap the most from other plant-based protein sources and helps to replace missing nutrients without having to abandon their vegetarian lifestyle. Others that benefit for this reason include the commonly malnourished elderly and impoverished populations.

Tip: Many use bone broth as a “crossover” food moving from plant-based to paleo-inspired / ancestral diets. This is a big lifestyle shift for many reasons. Prepared bone broth is an approachable food made even more so when added to simple recipes like the pumpkin soup shown above. Bone broth consumed in these ways helps to ease the transition by providing easily assimilated protein and digestive support when other new foods are being introduced. 

11) Coffee / Tea Alternative

Bone broth offers quick energy like caffeine but without the dip that occurs after the stimulant has metabolized. According to Dr.Pottenger, author of the famous cat studies, the hydrophilic colloids in the broth (gelatin) attract liquids to it – i.e. digestive juices – for rapid and effective digestion and nutrition for energy. The robust flavor and umami of bone broth offers a satisfying replacement for even the most die-hard coffee drinkers sipped first thing in the morning, for an afternoon pick-me-up, or at nighttime for a healthy and soothing wellness ritual. 

12) Pregnancy / Pediatric Nutrition

Drinking bone broth is perfect for pregnancy when eating meat is often unappealing and dietary protein is lacking for the expecting mother. It is also wonderful for children and teens with picky tastes or dairy intolerance to receive the nutrients of animal-based foods without the allergens, hormones, or antibiotics. Some paleo bloggers report using it as early as 5 months for their children as a breast milk and formula alternative; however, we suggest talking to a qualified pediatric nutritionist if you plan to use our product for this purpose. The gelatin in bone broth can help to soothe the digestive tract of colicky children and serve as comforting nutrition and rehydration in times of illness. 

Tip: All BRAISED products are frozen and have a shelf life of 6 months making them great emergency reserves to use for quick family meals or in times of sickness. 

13) Beauty / Healthy Skin, Hair, Nails

The newest fad in Hollywood for beauty and looking young is – you guessed it – sipping a cup a day of bone broth! Nutrients like collagen, gelatin, protein, and minerals are supportive for the skin, hair, nails and other connective tissues. Much of the dermis layer of the skin is made of dense irregular connective tissue composed of large amounts of closely packed collagenous fibers and are therefore fortified by collagen-rich foods like bone broth.

Tip: Fads are great but bone broth is not new. We caution our readers of the implied promises of the hype. Some iteration of bone broth has been used by most civilizations/cultures since the Stone Age as a primary food source. This is how we see it – as a lifestyle product and one that should show up in the diet regularly to maximize the potential health benefits.

1) (Even!) Pet Care

An article in Dogs Naturally Magazine suggests that bone broth is healthy for our pets by supporting the joints, a healthy gut, and detoxification of the liver. They say it is also a great way for sick dogs to receive nutrition when their appetite for solid food is lacking.

Tip: BRAISED Bone Broth is not intended for pets! It has certain ingredients like onion that might be irritating. We recommend using the instructions in the link above to craft a homemade version for your furry family members until we can provide a pet version through our product offerings.

Have a use for bone broth that we haven't thought of or that you'd like to know more about? Post a comment or get in touch at hello@braisedbonebroth.com.  



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