Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Broth Powder Substitution

Broth Powder
adapted from Healthy Meals for Less

Makes 1 2/3 cups

This recipe has a fraction of the sodium that commercial broth powders or bouillon contain.

1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
3 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
1 T salt
1 tsp celery seed
2 T Italian seasoning (omit)
2 T dried parsley
1/2 tsp pepper (1/4 tsp)
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp tarragon
1 tsp paprika

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, cover, and blend for 3 to 4 seconds, or until well mixed. Store in an airtight jar for up to 6 months.

To Use: Add 1 tablespoon to a cup of hot water for a cup of soup or stock.

Conversion Note: Two teaspoons of this recipe plus 1/2 teaspoon of salt is the equivalent of 1 bouillon cube.

To use commercial broth powder in place of homemade broth powder called for in a recipe, reduce the salt in the recipe by 1/2 teaspoon for every 2 teaspoons of commercial broth powder used.

Nutritional Information: Calories 20, Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 3 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 251 mg.