What I ate on The Daniel Fast

The Daniel Fast is extremely rejuvenating. It gives me the opportunity to connect with God and to also be mindful what I consume for my mind, body, and spirit. I will be writing another blog post about what specifically came up for me during this Daniel Fast, but for now I wanted to share the food that I ate.

The recipes are either from Pinterest, Susan Gregory’s book (https://www.daniel-fast.com/), Google, YouTube or my own creations. I added the link for the recipes. 🙂 If there’s not a recipe for something, message me and I will get it for you.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Animal Products, Added Sugar, Yeast, Refined Grains, Processed Food, Fried Food, Solid Fats, Chocolate, Caffeine and Alcohol.
    • Since I suffer from terrible migraines, I did not eliminate coffee. There is a method to slowly decrease your coffee intake before the fast, but I didn’t do that. I shall try again next time. Besides coffee, I only drank water.

Foods to Eat:

  • Whole Grains, Beans and Legumes, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables, Fruit, Oil (coconut, avocado, evoo), Unleavened Bread, all Herbs, Spices and Seasoning, Soy Products, including Tofu.

Tips & Tricks

  • Before starting the Daniel Fast I would suggest doing a ton of research on what meals to eat and snacks to have on hand. The point of the Daniel Fast, is not to starve. Research on Pinterest, online, or if you have the Susan Gregory book there are tons of recipes in there as well.
  • Do it with a friend
  • Keep a journal and write everything down
  • Smoothies make a great snack and are so versatile
  • I don’t suggest eating out
  • Create Menus for the week and post on fridge (see below)
  • If you find a recipe that you like, but it has chicken or fish you can sub with tofu or veggies or just take it out
  • Remember this isn’t a diet, or a fad, it’s a fast to pray and grow closer to The Lord
  • Have fun with it, get creative, experiment and get outside of your food comfort zone

Preparation:

  • On Saturdays during the fast I spent about an hour+ looking for recipes and snacks for the week and making menus (see at the bottom)
  • I hung the menus on my fridge so when I was looking for food, especially snacks, I didn’t have to rummage through the drawers (& be tempted by my dad’s snacks who was not on the Daniel Fast.. hello Oreos!). Instead I knew exactly what I had and where.
  • On Sundays I did the food shopping then meal prepped.
  • All of these tips, tricks and preparations helped me have an overall successful Daniel Fast with lots of homemade healthy and tasty food!

FOOOOOOOOOOOOD.

VEGAN PIZZA WITH VEGGIES, VEGAN MOZZARELLA ON A QUINOA DOUGH

FALAFEL GREEK SALAD

LENTIL SOUP (crockpot)

TOFU AND ROASTED VEGGIE TACOS

5 Minute Banana, Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes with a Blueberry Compote and Orange Zest

I was in a rush to run errands with my sister, but I really really wanted pancakes. Once that pancake craving comes in it’s hard to resist! I couldn’t find anything on Pinterest in such a hurry so I just threw this all together and it worked out!! Next time will definitely add walnuts to the batter.

  • PANCAKES: threw a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup soy milk, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, 1 banana, 1cinnamon and pumpkin pie seasoning into a blender which made a lovely thick pancake batter.
  • BLUEBERRY COMPOTE: put the blueberries in a small pot on the stove with low heat, 1 tbsp of water, 1/4 tbsp of lemon juice. I stirred frequently adding more water and pinches of lemon juice until it had the right consistency. This was used as my syrup since I couldn’t use maple syrup. So good!!!

Veggie Burgers topped with Vegan Mozzarella, sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms and a side of shoe string French Fries from the air fryer

  • VEGGIE BURGERS: from Susan Gregory’s Daniel Fast Book
  • CHEESE: https://www.noracooks.com/easy-stretchy-vegan-mozzarella-cheese
  • SHIITAKE: sautéed on the stove with a little avocado oil
  • FRENCH FRIES: shredded thinly tossed with evoo, salt, pepper, touch of thyme and in the air fryer for 20-25 minutes.
  • PICKLED CABBAGE CASHEW DIPPING SAUCE: soaked cashews – drained, salt, pepper, pickled cabbage, squeeze of lemon and salt in the blender until smooth.

BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES

COOKIES: https://www.onecleverchef.com/3-ingredient-banana-oatmeal-cookies/

Instead of chocolate chips (recipe) I added raisins and walnuts!

PESTO WITH WHOLE WHEAT PASTA + TOMATOES, ASPARAGUS & PEAS

PESTO: https://pinchofyum.com/healthy-baked-pesto-rigatoni

I did not add the parmesan cheese (recipe).

I love recipes like this because you can add whatever veggies you’d like. I’ve cleaned out my fridge before lol.

Another PIZZA because PIZZA….. ❤️

WILD RICE SOUP (instant pot)

I love this recipe so much. I found it a couple of years ago and I find myself making it every few months. It’s healthy, filling, and just soothes the soul. https://www.veggiessavetheday.com/vegan-wild-rice-soup/

TACOS AGAIN BECAUSE YA KNOW, IT’S TACOS!!!

This time I made it with baked Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms and homemade Refried Beans.

GRANOLA BARS

These were a bit tedious, but oh so good! The flavor had so much depth and they were very filling. https://thebananadiaries.com/healthy-homemade-granola-bars/

SOME SNACKS

HUMMUS: https://www.cookingclassy.com/hummus/

can’t find the exact cinnamon chickpea recipe, but it was similar to this, minus the seasoning.. https://createmindfully.com/crispy-nacho-roasted-chickpeas/

menus

I did not take pictures of everything that I made, but if you have any questions about anything, please let me know.

Happy Daniel Fast and God Bless! Xo

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