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LATEST BLOGS

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MEAT STOCK FOR BABY 

December 29, 20232 min read

I wish I had known this sooner...

When I began solids with my baby, I was turning to prunes almost every day to help her with digestion issues. I saw her struggle with adapting to new foods, even with a slow introduction that focused on fruits and veggies….I knew there had to be a better way…A better way to support a healthy gut! 

After doing a lot more research, I came across MEAT STOCK! 

I thought to myself, this makes SO much sense! I wish I had known this sooner! 

This began my meat stock making journey! As soon as I started incorporating meat stock into my daughters diet as we began solids, I saw such a difference in her digestion, BM's, and even mood!

After connecting with many moms over this on Instagram, I learned that this is a customary part of beginning solids in many different cultures.

We have continued to incorporate meat stock into our whole family's diet since!

Benefits of Meat Stock:

Meat stock is a protein-packed liquid made from meat on the bone, including connective tissues. It is cooked for a shorter time, around 2 to 4 hours, depending on the type of meat used. Meat stock is known for its gelatin and specific collagen proteins, like proline and glycine, which help strengthen and heal our own connective tissues, such as our intestinal walls. These nutrients are released from the bones and connective tissues during the first few hours of cooking.

meat stock

Meat Stock Tips:

When making meat stock, it is best to choose grass-fed, high quality meat from a farmer you trust.

We like to get our meat from -

When making meat stock, think meat that is attached to bone, this can be joints, knuckles, shanks, chicken feet, the whole chicken, etc.

If you want a jiggly stock... Chicken feet AND Oxtail will add lots of jiggle! For the batch below I will add at least 4 chicken feet or some oxtail.

meat

Equipment Used:

You can find all the equipment that I use to make and store meat stock HERE.

Dutch Oven

dutch oven

Glass Measuring Bowl with Lid

glass bowl

Mesh Strainer

strainer

Glass Baby Food Storage Containers

baby food storage containers


Recipe:

PREP TIME:

5 Minutes

COOK TIME:

2-4 Hours


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2lbs of meaty bones to 8 cups of filtered water


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add meat/bones to a Dutch oven

  2. Add filtered water and bring to a boil

  3. Boil pot for about 15 minutes

  4. Turn pot down to a simmer. Simmer for about 4 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone. This is how you know your stock will be nice and jiggly! (Jiggly stock = lots of collagen/gelatin)

  5. Strain meat and bones from stock, pick out any of the goodness that you want to eat.

  6. Cool the stock and store in fridge for up to a week.

Beginnersmeat stockfirst foods
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MEAT STOCK FOR BABY 

December 29, 20232 min read

I wish I had known this sooner...

When I began solids with my baby, I was turning to prunes almost every day to help her with digestion issues. I saw her struggle with adapting to new foods, even with a slow introduction that focused on fruits and veggies….I knew there had to be a better way…A better way to support a healthy gut! 

After doing a lot more research, I came across MEAT STOCK! 

I thought to myself, this makes SO much sense! I wish I had known this sooner! 

This began my meat stock making journey! As soon as I started incorporating meat stock into my daughters diet as we began solids, I saw such a difference in her digestion, BM's, and even mood!

After connecting with many moms over this on Instagram, I learned that this is a customary part of beginning solids in many different cultures.

We have continued to incorporate meat stock into our whole family's diet since!

Benefits of Meat Stock:

Meat stock is a protein-packed liquid made from meat on the bone, including connective tissues. It is cooked for a shorter time, around 2 to 4 hours, depending on the type of meat used. Meat stock is known for its gelatin and specific collagen proteins, like proline and glycine, which help strengthen and heal our own connective tissues, such as our intestinal walls. These nutrients are released from the bones and connective tissues during the first few hours of cooking.

meat stock

Meat Stock Tips:

When making meat stock, it is best to choose grass-fed, high quality meat from a farmer you trust.

We like to get our meat from -

When making meat stock, think meat that is attached to bone, this can be joints, knuckles, shanks, chicken feet, the whole chicken, etc.

If you want a jiggly stock... Chicken feet AND Oxtail will add lots of jiggle! For the batch below I will add at least 4 chicken feet or some oxtail.

meat

Equipment Used:

You can find all the equipment that I use to make and store meat stock HERE.

Dutch Oven

dutch oven

Glass Measuring Bowl with Lid

glass bowl

Mesh Strainer

strainer

Glass Baby Food Storage Containers

baby food storage containers


Recipe:

PREP TIME:

5 Minutes

COOK TIME:

2-4 Hours


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2lbs of meaty bones to 8 cups of filtered water


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add meat/bones to a Dutch oven

  2. Add filtered water and bring to a boil

  3. Boil pot for about 15 minutes

  4. Turn pot down to a simmer. Simmer for about 4 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone. This is how you know your stock will be nice and jiggly! (Jiggly stock = lots of collagen/gelatin)

  5. Strain meat and bones from stock, pick out any of the goodness that you want to eat.

  6. Cool the stock and store in fridge for up to a week.

Beginnersmeat stockfirst foods
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Tori @ Acts of Mothering

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