Originally posted 2020-04-14 12:59:12.
Make Your Own Veggie Broth!
Clean eating is definitely a way of life in our household, and there are so many clean, fabulous dishes to make! I have a clean vegetable broth recipe that is so crazy easy, and uses scraps of vegetables from other meals with nothing but water. That’s right – there is no salt, sugar, spices or anything added to this broth, plus the broth can be stored in the freezer for later use.
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Since we cook with so many great fresh veggies every night, I started saving the scraps to make broth so that the meals we cook that require broth are even cleaner! By veggie scraps, I mean the ends of carrots, the leaves from celery, the skin from potatoes or zucchini, the ends from onions, etc. I save every bit of it in a large freezer bag until I’m ready to make broth (the bags can also be frozen for later use!).
To make the broth, I empty the plastic bag into my 7 quart slow cooker and fill it with water. I turn it on low and let it cook (or brew!) all day, approximately 7-8 hours.
Once the broth is finished cooking, I strain the veggies out with a metal strainer and measuring cup. I pour the strained broth into freezer safe containers. I use these containers (<– affiliate link!) from Ziploc.
THAT’S IT. Period.
I use the broth in soups, to cook rice, to cook dry beans, etc. It’s a healthy and economical way to make your own broth. The clean vegetable broth recipe is easy to make and a frequent go-to for healthy meals!