30 Delicious Daniel Fast Friendly Recipes

It's that time of year again when many of us begin the New Year by fasting to benefit in mind, body and spirit.
We've decided to try the Daniel Fast which is referenced in the Bible in  Daniel 1:8-14. This 21-day fast focuses heavily on vegetables and other healthy whole foods, but leaves out any animal sources of protein. 

We've put together 30 of our favorite Daniel Fast friendly recipes that are delicious, filling, and healing to the body. Simply click on the images below to get the recipes and directions. Have a favorite dish of your own? Share with us in the comments!

 

The Daniel Fast Food List

  • All fruit – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All vegetables – fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, or canned.
  • All whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, and whole wheat.
  • All nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds; unsweetened almond milk. Nut butters are also included.
  • All legumes – canned or dried; black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas.
  • All quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut.
  • Beverages– distilled water, filtered water, and spring water.
  • Other – unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, unsweetened coconut flakes, seasonings, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy products, and tofu.

Foods to Avoid on the Daniel Fast

  • All meat & animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, and pork.
  • All dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt.
  • All sweeteners – agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, honey, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar.
  • All leavened bread & yeast – baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey).
  • All refined & processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice.
  • All deep-fried foods – corn chips, French fries, and potato chips.
  • All solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening.
  • Beverages – alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, energy drinks, herbal tea, and tea.

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Please note that there are a few recipes that may call for ingredients that are not Daniel Fast friendly such as cheese, chicken broth, and certain sweeteners. Make sure to either skip these ingredients or replace it with an appropriate alternative. For example, vegetable broth can be used as an alternative to chicken broth. Enjoy!  

 

Breakfast

 

BREAKFAST CHIA PUDDING

MIXED BERRY DETOX SMOOTHIE BOWL 

 

 

Lunch/Dinner

ROASTED PLANTAIN & BLACK BEAN VEGAN BOWL

 

LEMONY KALE, AVOCADO, AND CHICKPEA SALAD

EASY VEGAN JACKFRUIT TACOS

EASY PORTOBELLO FAJITAS

(use corn or gluten-free almond flour/cassava flour tortillas)

 

BEST LENTIL SOUP

 

EASY BLACK BEAN SOUP

BUTTERNUT + RED LENTIL SOUP

 

QUINOA STUFFED AVOCADOS

CURRIED CAULIFLOWER RICE KALE SOUP 

VEGAN LOADED SWEET POTATO 

SOUTHWEST ROASTED POTATO SALAD

(skip the cheese)
 

 

HUMMUS COLLARD WRAPS

BROWN RICE STIR-FRY WITH VEGETABLES 

(use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce)
 

BLACK BEAN BURGERS

BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

SWEET POTATO CHICKPEA BUDDHA BOWL 

(skip the maple syrup)

SOUTHWESTERN BLACK BEAN TACOS

CUCUMBER TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD


HEARTY VEGAN SLOW-COOKER CHILI

SEA SALT & GARLIC KALE CHIPS

 

RAW APPLE CRUMBLE

COCONUT DATE BARS

18 comments

Deisy

Everything looks so good! Thank you for sharing!!

Adebisi

Wow … these all sound so extremely yummy! Thank you so much for sharing!

Brenda Cox

Thank you so much for these recipes. I have been searching for more flavorful and unique ideas during this time. I will certainly be cooking quite a few of these dishes.

Jannette

Thanks very much will make a valiant effort to see it through.

Donatella

This is absolutely brilliant and so helpful! I’m in love.

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