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Foods Included

Low-sodium Vegetable broth, Low-sodium Chicken broth, Low-Sodium Beef broth, Water


Broth is a liquid in which bones, meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been simmered. "Stock” and “broth” are often used interchangeably, but sometimes “broth” means made from meat and vegetables, while “stock” always includes the bones. Both are very low in calories. Water can be used in place of broth if you don't have any broth or if you want to reduce sodium in a dish.

Buy It

  • Broth is very high in sodium. Look for the words "low sodium" on the front of the container for a healthier option.

Store It

  • Store homemade broth or stock in the refrigerator and use within a couple days.
  • Freeze broth or stock in ice cube trays for quick and easy use later.
  • Keep store-bought liquid broth or stock in the pantry until opened. Once opened, store in the refrigerator and use within 7-10 days.

Cook It

  • Use broth or stock to make an easy soup at home. Add cooked meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices of your choice to 6 cups of broth and simmer for 20 minutes.

Why It's Great

  • Broth is inexpensive and filling when used to make a soup.
  • Stock has vitamins and minerals that keep your body healthy.

Try It

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50 mins
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Vegetable and Corn Chowder
40 mins
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Vegetable & Chicken Dumplings
50 mins
Lemongrass Chicken Soup
1 hr 35 mins
Photo of prepared Lemongrass Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Beef Nilaga (Boiled Beef Stew)
8 hrs 20 mins
Beef Nilaga
Hot & Sour Soup inspired by Canh Chua
30 mins

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