Love it, Like it, Hate it: Broths and Stocks

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Whether you’re cooking up a batch of soup or adding it to your favorite recipes, we don’t usually give much thought to what type of broth or stock we’re using. But there’s a huge difference, as well as sodium, protein & other nutrients as well, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on all things broth & stock.




Pacific Organic Bone Broth (chicken or turkey) – in quart ($5.49) & grab-&-go single serving cartons

  • Per cup: 35 calories, 95 mg sodium, 0 fat, 0 carbs, 9 grams protein
  • Single-serving cartons available with herbs like lemongrass, ginger, rosemary & sage


Pacific Organic Bone Stock - Unsalted (chicken or turkey) - $4.99/15 oz.

  • Per cup: 60 calories, 150 mg sodium, 0 fat, 0 carbs, 14 grams protein


LonoLife All Natural Bone Broth K-Cups (beef or chicken) - $19.99 for 10 K-cups

  • Per cup: 40-49 calories, 503-584 mg sodium, 0-1 gram fat, 3 grams carb (chicory root), 8-10 grams protein
  • Electrolyte-rich; good option for athletes & those needing to replenish sweat losses


Cleaver & Co Bone Broth - $7/quart

  • Beef – turkey – chicken – lamb – pork bone broth – all raised with organic, sustainable practices
  • All-local (within 200 mile radius); Beef & pork are grass fed & pasture-raised





Whole Foods 365 Organic Vegetable Broth – Low Sodium - $2.39/quart

  • Per cup: 15 calories, 140 mg sodium, 0 fat, 2 grams carb, 0 protein


Imagine Chicken Broth – Low Sodium - $2.99/quart

  • 20 calories, 115 mg sodium, 0.5 grams fat, 2 grams carb, 1 gram protein


Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock - $2.69/quart

  • Per cup: 25 calories, 440 mg sodium, 0 fat, <1 gram carb, 4 grams protein





Imagine Free Range Chicken Broth - $2.99/quart

  • Per cup: 20 calories, 740 mg sodium, 0.5 grams fat, 2 grams carbs, 1 gram protein


Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth - $2/quart

  • Per cup: 10 calories, 860 mg sodium, 0.5 grams fat, 1 gram carb, 1 gram protein




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