You may have heard of the benefits of using bone broth; in fact, we have included it as an ingredient in a number of recipes here on the Pure Nutrition + Wellness blog.

Today, we want to share a few tips with you in case you’re interested in making your own homemade bone broth. It’s really not difficult, and a very worthwhile effort for your health and wellness.

Why Bone Broth is Good for You

Did you know that bone broth is a staple in traditional diets of virtually every culture around the world? Rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, bone broth is good for you because*:

  • it’s nutrient dense and easy to digest
  • it’s anti-inflammatory and immune boosting
  • it’s good for your gut and your joints
  • it’s good for your skin
  • it aids detoxification and metabolism

Homemade Bone Broth Recipe


  • 2  chicken carcasses, from already cooked organic chickens
  • 1 large onion, cut into quarters
  • 3 stalks organic celery – cut into quarters
  • 3 organic carrots – cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
  • filtered or distilled water to cover the chicken

Optional: you can also add the giblets to the recipe, if you like


  1. Place chicken in a stock pot and cover with water; add 2 Tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and soak for at least 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes. (Note: if you don’t have time, you can skip this step!)
  2. Over high heat, bring to a gently, rolling boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and skim off any scum that has accumulated on the top.
  3. Add in your vegetables, and continue to simmer gently for a minimum of 4 hours, and up to 24, if possible. (NOTE: If you want to cook your broth for longer than 4 hours but are concerned about leaving your stove on for such a long time, you can always transfer the broth to a crock pot at this point and let it simmer on low for up to 24 hours.)
  4. Next, strain out the chicken bones, and vegetables, reserving only the broth.
  5. Finally, pour the broth into containers to store in your refrigerator or freezer. If you plan to freeze some, don’t overfill the containers. Leave a little room for expansion!

You can now season your bone broth whenever you use it to make soup, or even just to enjoy as a warm, comforting snack. Here’s to your health!

Be Well,

Donna Stephens, BCN, CNHP, LDHS

Vicki Kolbe, CNHP, CHS, CSMC