Super Simple Warming Soup Recipes
\There is nothing quite as comforting on a dreary Winter day, as a nourishing bowl of steaming soup. It’s even better when you know your soup is made from all natural ingredients, and a base of bone broth can really kick up the nutrients – but what new mum has time to make bone broth from scratch?
This is why we created Boobie Broth, so you wouldn’t have to go to trouble to shop and cook and clean up when you can barely manage a shower. You can simply add 2 teaspoons of Boobie Broth to a cup of boiling water and voila! You have organic chicken and vegetable bone broth with added lactogenic ingredients to boost your milk supply too.Making it fancy
If you want to be a bit fancy, you can jazz up Boobie Broth by adding noodles (try udon or soba noodles) and a dash of soy sauce, a slice of fresh ginger, some spring onions and sliced zucchini and simmer for a few minutes so the noodles cook and flavours mingle.
If you have a bit more time (around twenty minutes if baby naps this long) and want to experiment with some delicious soups (or you know a new mum who would appreciate a gift of cooked food) here are a couple of simple recipes using our fragrant, nourishing Boobie Broth. Your soup will have all the goodness of slow cooked bone broth with extra protein – and you will feel like a Master Chef!
Of course, it you don’t want to share your precious lactation broth with non-breastfeeding family members, you can use supermarket chicken stock in recipes then add a couple of teaspoons of Boobie Broth powder to your own serving.
Simple Chicken Meatball Soup
½ a cup of small pasta (eg risoni or macaroni) or rice (arborio or brown rice)
500 grams chicken mince
3 cloves of garlic, minced or finely grated (babies love ‘garlic flavoured’ breastmilk – the taste of foods you eat pass through your milk).
A dessertspoon of fresh chopped thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper (to season meatballs)
4 cups of Boobie Broth (8 teaspoons of broth powder in boiling water)
To make soup
Cook pasta or rice in boiling salted water until al dente.
While pasta is cooking, mix garlic and thyme into chicken mince and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a frying pan on medium heat and drizzle in a little olive oil.
Shape a spoonful of chicken into a ball and fry for a few minutes (turning until cooked golden and ‘springy’). Taste and adjust seasoning if you need to.
Shape the rest of the chicken mixture into balls (it will make around 15-20 depending on size). I (Pinky) rolled mine in wholemeal flour so they weren't so 'sticky' - and fry until they are cooked through.
Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan and add the cooked pasta/rice and meatballs. Season to taste.
Serve in bowls with thick slices of crusty bread.
(This recipe was adapted from a gorgeous book 'Soup Broth Bread' by Rachel Allen (Penguin Random House UK) and tested on the 'boys' in Pinky's family - they are the harshest critics, but it passed with complements).
Barb’s Easy Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup
Chop and sauté an onion in olive oil
Cooked chicken (grab a cooked chook from the supermarket) – chop meat and add to pot with:
1 litre of Boobie Broth
1 Can corn kernels.
1 Can creamed corn.
Bring all ingredients to the boil.
To be fancy (and add a bit more protein) beat an egg and trickle or whisk into boiling stock - the egg will go 'stringy'.
Dish up soup and enjoy.
Barb Glare is an IBCLC Lactation Consultant and busy mum, her kids love this soup.
Pinky's Boobie Broth
Pinky’s Boobie Broth ™ makes a delicious, sustaining ‘pick-me-up’ and is a perfect postnatal recovery and breastfeeding support food to nourish you as you breastfeed your baby.
Created by International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Pinky McKay, and a team of nutrition professionals and Food Scientists, our Chicken & Vegetable Bone Broth Powder is based on a research project with nutrition experts at Victoria University, Melbourne.
Boobie Broth™ has been nutritionally formulated from certified organic chicken bones and vegetables that are cooked gently for 18 hours to release essential nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids. The broth is then blended with specially selected lactogenic plant ingredients that have been shown by research to encourage a healthy breastmilk supply, whilst bone broth has been shown to support gut health and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Simply add two teaspoons (8Grams) of powder to a cup of hot water and enjoy an easy, nutritious drink that can boost your breastmilk.