You will love these 12 healthy recipes for The Daniel Fast. This 'fast' is simply about eliminating unhealthy foods from your diet. It's not a fast from all food, which is not healthy, but a fast from certain unhealthy foods. This is a great way to jumpstart your nutritious eating plan!
What is the Daniel Fast?
In the Book of Daniel, he ate no meat, dairy, sugar, or leavened bread and drank no alcohol, which is where the concept of The Daniel Fast began.
Our church usually does a fast in January where we pray about growing closer to God in the coming year. Our fast is only for a couple of weeks or so, but some do this fast for longer.
Cleansing your body of the toxins in many of the foods we avoid on the Daniel Fast is said to have a wonderful effect on your thinking, focusing, and improving your prayer life. I can vouch for that!
There are several books about the Daniel Fast, too, like The Daniel Fast: Feed Your Soul, Strengthen Your Spirit, and Renew Your Body. Though there are others on Amazon, I have just found this one to be the most comprehensive.
You could also try an online study. Here's a good example from the Bible app. Good luck with your fast!
Healthy Recipes for the Fast
Best Ever Black-Eyed Pea Soup | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
My family raved about this soup! I doubled the batch for the four of us and it was gone in no time!
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, Quinoa & Brown Rice Pilaf | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Doesn't this look yummy? It really is. The cranberries and cashews give it so much flavor.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus | Strength and Sunshine
This hummus looks delicious. I've had quite a few different varieties of hummus, but haven't tried pumpkin. Can't wait. Find the ingredients and recipe here.
Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa | To Simply Inspire
This one would be good with vegan sausage or tofu to make it a heartier meal. Find out more about this recipe here.
Lentil Stew | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
I made this lentil stew a couple of months ago and it was so creamy and delicious!
Vegan and Gluten-Free Spaghetti and Meatballs | Strength and Sunshine
See? You really can feast on Daniel Fast recipes! You will also have a gluten-free recipe when you need to make a meal for a gluten-free guest. Grab the recipe here and try it!
Healthy Black Bean Burgers | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
These burgers are so good, you will be making them all the time. Great with a bun when you're not on the fast!
Vegan One Pot Pumpkin Curry| Wholefully
This is one of my favorite sites for vegan food, though you'll find other recipes with meat as well. What you won't find - unhealthy recipes! Be sure to look for sugar when buying coconut milk. So delish! Try this recipe here.
Tangled Thai Rainbow Salad | Dishin and Dishes
I just discovered this site and can't wait to try this recipe! More zoodles, but with Thai flavors. YUM. Get the details.
Portuguese Bean Soup | Like a Babbling Brook
Soup is one of my favorite foods, and it's usually so easy to make. I like the suggestion of the crackers crumbled on top if you can find them. Get the recipe here.
Moroccan Vegetable Stew | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
This is an old recipe and I need to make this again, not only because it's so good, but I really need a better photo!
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