Bone broth is one of the most nourishing foods you and your baby can consume. Bone broth is easily digestible, nutrient dense, with a rich source of minerals which boosts your babies immunity.
1 Hagens Broth Pack
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (necessary to leach minerals from bones)
Water to cover
Optional: Herbs (here you can add any herbs you like, such as parsley, thyme, rosemary etc.)
Add all ingredients to a large pot or slow cooker and fill with water until it completely covers the bones.
If using a pot, bring to just below boiling point then reduce to a simmer. Gently simmer with the lid off for a further 3-5 hours or until the liquid reduces by about half; once reduced by half, it is ready.
If you are using a slow cooker, simmer on the lowest heat for 12-24 hours.
Strain the broth using a fine sieve, and discard solids.
Place in airtight glass containers or ice cube trays. If storing in ice cube trays, once frozen, transfer the broth ice cubes to a freezer proof dish; these are perfect to add to your baby’s purees.
Notes: The broth will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days in an airtight container, or up to 6 months in the freezer. You can find this recipe in Luka’s book, Milk to Meals.
The easiest way to incorporate both iron and zinc in the most bioavailable way (meaning, the way your baby’s body absorbs the most nutrients) is by feeding your baby meat and animal products as their first foods.
Bone marrow might seem like an odd first food to feed baby, however it is a forgotten nutrition powerhouse! Marrow is a fantastic source of nutrient dense fats, and a wonderful source of iron and zinc.