Kettle and Fire Bone Broth – Nutrient Dense and Shelf-Stable

kettle-fire-bone-broth-ingredients.pngBone broth is arguably one of the hottest topics in the paleosphere right now, and for good reason. The broad reaching health benefits are so great that there is a reason for everyone to be drinking bone broth. We’ve written about bone broth before, but maybe you’ve been deterred because, well, the idea of making your own sounds too intimidating. Maybe you are stressed, exhausted, burnt out — maybe you can barely stay on top of Paleo food prep, and maybe you just can’t add one more thing to your plate. I get it. I have often felt the same way. Even though I’m a Paleo nutritionist and a recipe writer, and even though I spend lots of time cooking delicious Paleo food from scratch, there is something about bone broth that is complicated. Maybe it’s because I can’t just grab bones from the grocery store, or maybe it’s because it requires planning ahead. For whatever reason, it’s not easy.

Well I have good news for you (and me!). Kettle and Fire makes a bone broth that you can purchase, and let me tell you, it’s a game changer. It’s 100% grass-fed. It’s cooked and simmered for 24 hours in small batches (like you or I might do in our kitchens if we weren’t so time-crunched). Kettle and Fire’s bone broth differs from stock or other broths you might find at the grocery store because they slow-cook their bone broth, where most companies resort to fast cooking techniques to be able to produce more faster. This automatically makes them less nutrient dense than traditionally cooked bone broth. Time is the missing ingredient in most prepared bone broths, but Kettle and Fire doesn’t skimp and they give you the gift of time: both in making broth the right way and in freeing you up from having to do it.

kettle-fire-packaging-300x224.pngWhat really sets Kettle and Fire Bone Broth apart is their packaging.  The bone broth is specially packaged to be shelf-stable.  This means it can be stored in your pantry until opened.  Most ready-to-eat bone broths are shipped frozen and must be kept frozen until opened. This shelf-stable bone broth can be kept up to 2 years in your pantry and does not contain any preservatives or additives.  After you open your bone broth, keep it in the fridge for 7-10 days.

Kettle and Fire sent me a few samples of their product and I’ll be the first to say that they’ve gained me as a new customer! My daily bone broth routine has new life because now it’s not dependent on my consistently taking the time to simmer bones in my slow-cooker. Even if you regularly make your own broth, Kettle and Fire’s bone broth is perfect for taking it on-the-go. The containers are 17.6 ounces which is perfect for a few days’ worth of broth sipping, or just the right amount to share among one or two other family members.

Other uses for Kettle and Fire’s bone broth?

  • Use in soups and stews
  • Simmer or slow-cook your meat in it
  • Add to smoothies for those who aren’t fond of the taste
  • Give to toddlers or children, especially when recovering from illness or for immune-boosting during cold and flu season

While Kettle and Fire generously supplied me with a few cartons of their amazing broth, the opinions are my own. If you would like to try their broth, you can order directly from their website or you can purchase from Thrive Market.

Aimee McNew

Aimee McNew, MNT, CNTP, is a certified nutritionist who specializes in women’s health, thyroid disorders, autoimmunity, and fertility. She is the author of The Everything Guide to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally (Simon & Schuster, 2016). Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.