Let's take care of our guts with food!
Updated: Nov 8, 2022
Lately in our household we've been focusing on making good-for-your-gut foods! Currently as I type, I have bone broth simmering in the crockpot, kombucha fermenting in the corner of my dining room, a sourdough loaf rising on the counter, gelatin and collagen in my cupboard, and yogurt and sauerkraut chilling in my fridge.
Maybe that sounds like a lot, but most of them are pretty simple to make (sourdough is the exception here - but once you get the hang of it, it can be simple!).
Bone broth is probably the easiest here. Buy some soup bones from the butcher or grocery store. Add whatever veggies you have on hand - carrots, celery, and onion are great options - and a splash of vinegar. Fill to the top with water. Add whatever spices you like - rosemary, thyme, and garlic are favorites in our house. Cook on low for 12-24 hours. Cool. Add to jars. Put in the fridge. Use and enjoy! You'll know you have a great broth if it is gelatinous when cooled. This means you got all the good stuff out of the bones. :)
Recipes on Pinterest are great for figuring out how to make kombucha, sourdough, yogurt, sauerkraut, and gummies. Here's a few to get you started:
Happy making and happy bellies! :)