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  • Writer's pictureBeth English Myers

Turkey Bone Broth

Updated: Feb 28, 2021

Turkey bone broth in a mug and jar.

I am so grateful to have had an incredibly delicious Christmas feast with the family and a super special turkey at centre stage. I love keeping the nutritional benefits of the turkey going for days (or weeks) through the glorious gift of homemade bone broth.

Simple and easy to make, turkey bone broth is soothing, healing and a natural immune booster. It’s full of healing amino acids (great for the gut), collagen (supports our joint health), minerals and anti-inflammatory properties.

Taking a little time to make some bone broth after your feast is a small investment that gives back a lot. The day after Christmas, after all the meat was plucked from the bones, I tipped the turkey carcass into my slow cooker, covered it with fresh filtered water and chucked in some stock ingredients fished from the bottom of the fridge and cupboards: some slices of ginger root, a few old carrots and celery sticks, three small red onions, three peeled garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (to draw out nutrients from the bones during the cooking), ½ a lemon, sprinkles or sprigs of fresh or dried thyme, oregano, rosemary (whatever I could find) sea salt and black pepper.

This is an amazing way to ensure nothing goes to waste. Turkey bone broth provides incredible anti-inflammatory (ginger, pepper) properties, immune-boosting nutrients (onions, garlic), minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium), amino acids (building blocks of protein) and collagen that are all released by the bones and sinews during the cooking process.

Yum!!!! It’s so soothing and beneficial to our digestive fire. It’s also easy to store, smells divine and is a great way to make the most of a special occasion without wasting a single bit.

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