Tripp’s Favorite Broth

If you have known me for any amount of time, you know I am a BIG fan of bone broth. And Tripp is as well! Whether it is chicken or beef, I think bone broth is all around beneficial and a superfood.

Bone broth was actually Tripp’s first “food” beyond breastmilk. I gave it to him in small amounts using a straw and just dropping it in his mouth. Cold or warm, he loved it!

Bone broth is something I always have on hand when we are sick or traveling a lot. It seems to be a great “multi-vitamin”-like supplement.

And if you have ever told me you are feeling under the weather, I try to knock a batch out in the InstantPot and get it to your door as soon as I can!

But since having Tripp, sometimes my broth making falls behind and I find my freezer stash gone. This is where Kettle and Fire steps in. Their broth is TRULY the most flavorful broth that you can BUY, in my opinion.

I think this would be such a GREAT “new mom” gift too. We need all the help in restoring our bodies after having a baby. Nothing more soothing than broth 🙂 I actually CRAVED broth right after having Tripp (ask David!). Since Kettle and Fire broth doesn’t have to be refrigerated (before it is opened), I recommend sticking a carton in a hospital bag and will be if we get to have another baby!

When we travel, I always have a couple of cartons in our travel bags. I try to get broth in everyday for Tripp and myself. Broth supplies the amino acids needed for better gut health and a stronger immune system response. Some perks to sipping the “2016 most popular superfood“…

  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Better digestion, adrenals, bones, and teeth
  • Nourishment of joints, tendons, ligaments
  • A stronger immune system
  • Reduction of wrinkles and cellulite
  • Beautiful skin quality

Basically, nothing bad can happen when you drink it. Only positive things! And I know David and I are all about maximizing our absorption of nutrients. I kid (but really serious) David that we are just straight up nutrient seekers! We just want to be healthier in each decision we make. And broth makes that happen!

Do you have any questions about broth? Let me know!

If you are interested in purchasing broth, I would be grateful if you used my affiliate link! Here it is–> Cookin’ Up Life Broth link. Kettle and Fire was super sweet and sent me a carton of beef and chicken for us to enjoy last week. Tripp and I drank it right up. Don’t worry, Papa Dave got a little tasting of each ha. This was my first time having the chicken broth. Boy was it flavorful!! I can’t wait to order more of it. Good quality chickens are hard to come by in our area, so the Kettle and Fire chicken broth will be a mainstay in my pantry. They do offer a subscribe and save type program, which is what I do so there is no running out around our house!

Do you want to get your hands on some FREE broth? Well Kettle and Fire want to send a carton of chicken broth and a carton of beef broth to one lucky person!! Here are the giveaway details:

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Menu + Meal Idea

I hope you all had a great weekend!! We had a busy one, with lots of packing, but it was fun. Tripp’s “Lovey” (David’s mom) was here. They had so much fun playing together and it was a tremendous help having her here to help with Tripp 🙂 And Leo. 

So our last day in Tuscaloosa is NEXT THURSDAY. We are technically moving over this week and next… David is moving stuff slowly as he can slip away. I am trying to take time  (while working ha) and sort through things before throwing stuff in boxes. But I have totally hit the “throw it in there and tape it up” point! Ha. I am seeing more “MISC” labels instead of “Courtney’s Hang-up Clothes” or “David’s work shoes” LOL.

Posting will probably be a tad sporadic over this month. Just being honest and also giving myself grace as we enter a BIG (exciting) season of change! Exciting times but I also know that making this transition as smooth as possible means being intentional with my time.

I think I am most concerned about Leo making the move. Not that Tripp won’t notice a change, but dogs just sense it so much faster, right?! Or maybe it is that Leo was my first baby 😉 Ha. It will all work out and we will be settled in before I know it.

SOOOO thinking short term. FOOD GAMEPLAN for this week…


  • Green Chef (a shrimp dish… we had the buffalo chicken salad last night, SO GOOD!)
  • Proteins–> Shredded chicken (used THIS method in the InstantPot); Ground beef; Kiolbassa Sausages (buy 2 get 1 free at Publix!); boiled eggs for grab-n-go
  • Veggies–> Cauliflower (pizza… see below); roasted sweet potato wedges; salad greens; carrots; grape tomatoes
  • Fruits–> Strawberries, blueberries, apples, and grapefruit
  • And I made some gluten free brownies… for good measure yesterday 😉

Meal idea:

I am giving cauliflower pizza another try! I tried it at the beginning of our gluten free/paleo transition, but it just didn’t hold together well. As in I would rather just have roasted cauliflower with red sauce and some pizza toppings ha. So this meant, when we wanted pizza, we would just grab a gluten free Against the Grain in the freezer section (which is still a great option!). BUT since I am keeping Tripp on the whole foods train (just still not wanting to give him something labeled “gluten free” when he has a million foods to try), I am going to try the cauliflower pizza again. I think he will LOVE it. And us too!

Here is the recipe I am going to follow–> Pizza crust recipe. I will throw some red sauce, chicken, and some roasted sweet potato wedges on top.

Since this post is up before the meal goes down… I will be sure to report back on here or my Instagram stories to share how the pizza night shakes out 🙂