Inspired by my chat with Jo Whitton from Quirky cooking last week about her family’s journey with gut health and the GAPS diet I have put together a collection of lovely, gut healing bone broth recipes – all gluten and dairy free (and mostly grain free too!)

Including more gut friendly, bone broth recipes in your families diet will help to improve

  • tummy issues
  • mood and mental health
  • immune function
  • hormone balance
  • and so much more!

So let’s get to it!

I often make my chicken bone broth using a whole chicken, or you can make it using just the bones left over from a roast or even a BBQ chicken, find out how to make bone broth here

To start with I am going to share my My Chicken and Vegetable soup

This one’s a great recipe to make on a Sunday for lunches or dinners through the week. You can use any vegetables you have in the fridge or that are in season.

bone broth recipes chicken soup


Meat from 1 chicken (Reserved from making broth)
1 onion
2 carrots
2 sticks of celery
6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary and oregano
2 tablespoons tomato paste
400g tin tomatoes
2 litres chicken broth
3 cups cauliflower
2 zucchinis
1 tin kidney or cannellini beans.
Chopped parsley to serve


Saute onion, carrot, and celery in a little olive oil or ghee until softened.

Add dried herbs, tomato paste and garlic, fry off for a minute then add a tin of tomatoes and broth.

Stir in cauliflower and zucchini.

Season with salt and pepper.

Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the beans and cooked chicken.

Top with fresh chopped parsley and Enjoy!

Here are some other recipes from other wellness bloggers and naturopaths using beautiful, nourishing bone broth.

Quirky Cooking – Chicken pot pie with grain free pastry

This recipe from Jo looks delicious! It’s grain free, suitable for the GAPS diet and a great nourishing dinner that the kids will like. Get the recipe here (the method in this recipe is for a thermomix)


Eat Drink Paleo –  Nourishing paleo Egg drop soup 

Irena has come up with a nourishing version of a Chinese classic that is super simple to make and a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Get the recipe here


Stace Clare – Avocado and brown rice Sushi

I love the use of bone broth in this recipe to make healthy sushi that is great for lunchboxes, birthday parties and picnics. Get the recipe here



Family Health Naturally – Meatballs in veggie gravy

This meatball recipe is a delicious and economical meal idea for the family. Get the recipe here


Live it Do it – Osso Bucco

This recipe from Cass is chock-full of gut goodness, super simple to make and nice and soft for the kids. Get the recipe here


Jules Galway – Beef and Bok choy soup

YUM1 I love asian brothy soups and this one is simple to make and full of flavour. It not only has the gut goodness of bone broth but also Miso paste with full of healthy bacteria. Get the recipe here



I’m sure you now have tonnes of bone broth inspiration and recipes to improve your families gut health.




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  1. Jodie on November 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Jess for some lovely looking inspiration as the weather in the U.S. is turning colder. The beef and bok choy has caught my eye, as have the meatballs, but I’ll probably try your chicken and veg soup first as I’m about to make another batch of broth and will therefore have the chicken ready to go.
    Thanks again, and enjoy your continued journey around Australia.

    • energeticblog on November 11, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Hi Jodie you’re very welcome, these recipes are inspiring me too!

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  3. Melissa on September 11, 2018 at 8:33 am

    I enjoy drinking bone broth! It’s helped my
    rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain substantially.
    Additionally, I used to be more sensitive to specific
    kinds of food. I believe that the bone broth has legitimately helped my digestion. It seems I also have more energy since I have included bone broth in my nightly routine.
    How do you feel about mixing it with a curcumin supplement
    for even more health benefits?

    • on October 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Hi Melissa yes

        curcumin is a fantastic addition to bone broth x

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