3 Nutrient Boosters to Add to Your Meals
These are my three favourite ‘boosters’ that I add to my savoury cooking.
I am giving my family a huge nutrient boost, without them even realizing.
So what do I use them in?
Curry, soup, stew, casserole, rice dishes, egg dishes, stirfries, chow mein, spaghetti sauces …… to name a few!
Pretty much anywhere it’s going to be mixed in with something. These nutrient boosters add both flavour and nutrients. The taste is very subtle. Most times, I use a teaspoon or two of all three, adjusting accordingly.
Okay so I wonder if you have guessed what any of them are?
Let’s go, left to right.
1. Dehydrated Bone Broth
I am loving this stuff. I do make my own bone broth occasionally. But with limited freezer space, this option is making it so much easier for me! I usually use chicken, but sometimes I use beef, depending on the meal. You can find the ones I recommend here.
So, what is bone broth and why is it good for you?
Bone broth is simply stock with vinegar that is cooked for a long time to extract the goodness from the bones. It’s really good for helping with digestion and gut health, reducing inflammation in joints, boosting your immune system and keeping your thyroid healthy. Dehydrated bone broth has had the water removed to leave behind all the goodness. If you want to make your own bone broth, read my beginner’s guide here.
2. Dulse Flakes
These have been very hard to track down! Check your local health food store or order online. I use this brand as it’s raw, certified organic and harvested in Canada. There is no need to worry about radiation from Japan where a lot of seaweed is harvested.
So, what is dulse and why is it good for you?
Dulse flakes are simply a type of seaweed. It’s packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E, and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chromium, iodine and zinc and trace elements. It helps heal poor digestive systems, rebuilds and maintains all glands in the body and help cleanse the body of heavy metals. It’s also high in calcium, fibre, and protein and helps support healthy brain function. You can also get dulse combined with pink salt in this seaweed salt to be used in your salt shaker.
3. Vital Veggie Power
This stuff is gaining legendary status amongst mums all across Australia with fussy eaters. This concentrated goodness is from Gold Coast based company, Superfoods for Kidz . Get it here.
So what is Vital Veggie Power and why is it good for you?
Basically it’s a selection of certified organic fruit and vegies that have been freeze-dried and powdered. Each teaspoon contains around 3 grams of powder which is equivalent to roughly 21 grams of whole carrot, tomato, pumpkin, mango, spirulina, barley grass, chlorella, alfalfa, and psyllium. It’s a great way to add a boost of vegetable goodness into your diet.
My secret is out! These are my amazing nutrient boosters I use to keep us all healthy and our immune system in top shape.
Have you used any of these? What did you think?