In preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday and food festivities happening later this week, I thought I’d share one of my classic, go-to recipes for utilizing those leftover turkey bones from your meal.
You can make a nutritious broth from the leftover turkey bones and, with the addition of gelatin, create a food supplement that will help support joint health and healing.
Gelatin contains collagen, which is the building block of joint tissues. This recipe incorporates collagen and the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and turmeric. This “treat” can be used between meals.
It’s great for arthritic dogs or cats!
Give this a try and let me know what you think!
Turkey Bone Jello
- 4 cups cooked turkey bones
- 8 cups water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or sea weed
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (If feeding to cats, you might want to remove the ginger from this recipe.)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 cup celery
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 2 packets of Knox Gelatin
- In a large pot, combine approx. 4 cups worth of cooked turkey bones with 8 cups of water.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt or sea weed, ½ tsp ginger powder, and 1 teaspoon turmeric to the pot.
- Then add ½ cup celery, ¼ cup parsley, and ½ cup carrots to the pot.
- Bring pot to a boil, and simmer for 1 hour.
- Then set aside to cool.
- When soup is cooled, skim off the fat on the surface of the pot.
- Remove bones and vegetables by straining, and just save the broth.
- Pour liquid into a glass mixing bowl.
- Add 2 packets of Knox Gelatin and mix well.
- Pour the contents into your ice cube trays or small Tupperware for future use.
- Freeze half of the mixture (in ice cube trays) and refrigerate the rest.
- For dogs — Give one square (approx. 1 by 2 inches in size) or 1 tablespoon /per 25lbs of body weight twice daily. You can feed this as a snack or mixed into food.
- For cats — Feed approx. 1 teaspoon twice daily mixed with their wet or raw food.