AHHHHH!!! So according to my editorial calendar today was the day I was going to put out something very exciting, but after literally ten hours ( true life ) in front of the computer today, things weren’t working out how I planned.
Bear with me for one day.
Instead I’ll be launching my New York project tomorrow!! Stay tuned…!
In the meantime you can find me wearing what I call my ‘Depression socks’ ( they’re like these really thick-ass, fuzzy, gross looking, but comfortable socks ) with a gnarly rat’s nest in my hair…in front of the computer.
No biggie though…it’s all good because today I’ve got the first post of the ‘Baes on Budget’ series that I promised you guys.
My first tippity-tip of the series is WEIRD. But super effective: bone broth.
If you’re a vegetarian, I’m sorry! I’ll get ya covered in the next couple of posts.
Really though, bone broth.
When I was in college, I was on a strictttttt budget & only wanted to buy foods that were filled with benefits and nutrients.
So let’s just say I had a CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON A BEER BUDGET.
I freaking hustled my beer budget & made it work though.
That’s why I started this blog in the first place to share my Veuve Clicquot ideas on a Natty Light ( << #TBT ) budget.
A girl’s gotta get creative right?
So my favorite college tip was bone broth. I’d buy some frozen broth at the grocery store ( *** make sure it’s plain bone broth…typically they’re in the frozen section ) & defrost it. Then I’d heat it up in the microwave ( yes, I know, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do ) or on a stove top in a tea kettle. After that I’d add lemon ( duh ), chili flake, apple cider vinegar, & chopped carrot or herbs. SOOOOooo ta-da: fresh chicken BONE BROTH, college-y soup.
I remembered this tip when I was in NYC because people sip bone broth out of coffee cups ( so jealous it hurts ). Basically the owner of Bone Broth Soup in New York says,
“I want people with coffee cups and sip lids to be walking down the street sipping on broth—not coffee, not tea, not Gatorade,” Canora says, “because of all of the benefits, and also because it’s fucking delicious. There’s something so satisfying about sipping a hot cup of broth that I feel we all need so badly in our lives.”
Uhhh…why bone broth?
Let me explain:
First off, a little research: this source states that “chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul: there’s a reason that it’s prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you’re feeling under the weather. All bone broths beef, chicken, fish, lamb, and more are staples in the traditional diets of every culture and the basis of all fine cuisine.
That’s because bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and–they boost healing.
Bone broth or stock was a way our ancestors made use of every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly, can be boiled then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that have the power to transform your health.
Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.”
P.S. it’s also known as one of the best anti-cellulite treatments…ever. AND IT’S KNOW AS ‘THE BOTOX SUBSTITUTE’ GUYS!
Now I’m not talking about that boxed weird-ass, fake chicken broth at the market. I’m talking about REAL DEAL bone broth.
When you get REAL DEAL bone broth it’s frozen & there’s this odd layer of jiggly stuff. Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT throw that out. Heat that jiggly-jiggle gold up too & drink it! That’s the good stuff, man.
Jiggly gold= COLLAGEN!!!
This article says that “real collagen is the source of stock’s immune-boosting properties. Collagen is the protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals. It’s abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin.”
COLLAGEN PRODUCES GELATIN!! Which makes your skin look amazing & is full of amino acids.
And I haven’t done a post on gelatin yet but I have one in the works because GELATIN IS A GOD SENT. IT CONTAINS SOOOO MANY BENEFITS. This is another post for another day but point: don’t get rid of the jiggly stuff on top. Just heat up a little & add lemon & I promise you’ll love it!
If you’re not a college student & want to make this for your kiddos at home, check out this homemade recipe ( it’s one of my favorites ). Sometimes it’s fun to add tons of veggies & actual organic chicken too.
For people making it at home or on-the-go: GUESS WHAT’S THE BEST TIP FOR BONE BROTH? Freeze your broth in ice cube holders so you can have some whenevs, whereevs. Oh, yummmm.
And to college students: find some real deal bone broth at your local health food market, heat in a tea kettle ( or micro ), & gulp it down!! Benefits galore that won’t break the bank. If you want to buy it in bulk it’s about $30 dollars but lasts & lasts & lasts. At the health food store, it’s about $9 bucks & lasts too.
By the way, this stuff is the SHIT when you’re sick. I can’t live without it.
What’s one of your tips for budgeting in college? Would love to know.
– L xx
+ Read about the ancient history of bone broth here.
++ All gelatin details can be found here.