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Healthy Daniel Fast Meals

You will love these healthy Daniel Fast meals. Planning is your friend when participating in this fast.

Vegan meals in a collage.

The Daniel Fast is not a complete fast from food, but simply an easy way of eliminating unhealthy foods from your diet for a specified time.

These Daniel Fast meals will help you to jumpstart your nutritious eating plan any time of year.

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. Check out Susan Gregory’s books. Though there are others on Amazon, I have just found this one to be the most comprehensive. 

NOTE: In the last couple of years, there have been quite a few books published about the Daniel Fast that include meat, sugar, and other things that were not intended to be part of the fast.

Please check out any books you think might help you as it’s frustrating to buy a book only to see the recipes are not truly Daniel Fast friendly.

You could also try an online study. Here’s a good example from the Bible app.

Susan Gregory also has a workbook that I will be using this year for the first time. It’s perfect for group study. If you’d like to join me, please shoot me an email!

Good luck with your fast!

Healthy Daniel Fast Meals

Kale and Sweet Potato Vegan Power Bowl
Kale and Sweet Potato Vegan Power Bowl
Make the ingredients for this kale and sweet potato vegan power bowl today and you’ll have a delicious dinner and lunch this week.
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Best Ever Black Eyed Pea Soup
Best Ever Black Eyed Pea Soup
This black eyed pea soup recipe is one of the best soup dishes you will ever make. Hearty and delicious!
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Quinoa Tacos with Beans
You are going to love these quinoa tacos with beans. Fresh and yummy!
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Healthy Vegan Nachos
Healthy Vegan Nachos
Can a healthy nachos recipe be as delicious as the crunchy, cheesy goodness of regular nachos? See for yourself! We love these vegan nachos!
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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Rice Pilaf
These roasted cauliflower steaks are so delicious and so simple to prepare. Eating a vegan diet on occasion will improve your health overall.
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Savory Pumpkin Hummus
From dipping to scooping, spreading to mixing in, the savory pumpkin hummus is the perfect flavor for all you fall snacking, cooking, and tailgating!
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Spinach Mushroom Quinoa
This simple Spinach Mushroom Quinoa is a delicious clean eating side dish or even great as a meal in itself!
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Hearty Lentil Stew
Lentil stew is so good for you, and when it’s this delicious, you just can’t do better for comfort food. Make a big pot and have leftovers the next day.
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Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs
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.
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Healthy Black Bean Burgers
Healthy Black Bean Burgers
These healthy Black Bean Burgers are so healthy. We like to eat vegetarian sometimes and this is one of my favorites. Also great for the Daniel Fast.
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One Pot Pumpkin Curry
Pumpkin isn’t just for sweet recipes—it is also great in this savory and spicy One Pot Pumpkin Curry.
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Tangled Thai Rainbow Salad
Tangled Thai Rainbow Salad
A delicious and healthy salad with spiralized zucchini noodles and other vegetables mixed with a Thai peanut dressing.
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Portuguese Bean Soup
Portuguese Bean Soup
You’ll love this recipe for Portuguese bean soup! It’s delicious and easy and Daniel Fast friendly!
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Moroccan Stew
Moroccan Stew
Once you make this vegan Moroccan Stew, you will want to add it to your monthly rotation. This is such a healthy dinner!
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More Daniel Fast Recipes

Check out these Daniel Fast Breakfast recipes for ideas on how to start your day. My favorite is this easy muffin recipe!


Some Ingredients You May Need

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Carrots
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Quinoa
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes


Pick Some Favorites and Enjoy!

  • Quinoa Tacos with Beans
  • Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Rice Pilaf
  • Savory Pumpkin Hummus
  • Spinach Mushroom Quinoa
  • Kale and Sweet Potato Vegan Power Bowl
  • Best Ever Black Eyed Pea Soup
  • Healthy Vegan Nachos
  • Hearty Lentil Stew
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Healthy Black Bean Burgers
  • One Pot Pumpkin Curry
  • Tangled Thai Rainbow Salad
  • Portuguese Bean Soup
  • Moroccan Stew
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 You will love these 12 Daniel Fast meals! This is a great way to jumpstart your healthy eating plan!

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  1. Yes, what’s up with all of these posts on pinterest and youtube that claim to be Daniel diet recipes that include sweetners in them? Very frustrating!

    1. Thanks for your feedback QueenPenn. I’ve answered your question in the response to Stephanie (below) and I’ve updated the Kale Caesar recipe as you are both absolutely right. It was not Daniel Fast compliant before. Hope you like the new version. Enjoy and Happy New Year.

  2. Looking at some of these recipes, they are not Daniel Fast friendly. I saw one recipe that called for soy sauce, sricha sauce, and honey, all of which do not follow the Daniel Fast. They contain sugar, and honey is considered an added sweetener.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, N. I use the book Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory and also The Daniel Fast Made Delicious, and both use soy sauce. You do have to read labels, as even crushed tomatoes sometimes have sugar. When I see a recipe that doesn’t work for the way I do the Daniel Fast, I just skip it. Even in the second book I mentioned, there is a recipe for iced tea that has maple syrup. I don’t do sugar when on Daniel, either. Some people do an abbreviated version of the fast. I’ve tried to make sure these are as close as possible, so sorry if you saw one that you don’t think fits. Use the ones that work best for you!

    1. You have to click on each individual recipe name – which are listed right under the “12 Healthy and Easy Recipes for the Daniel fast”, It will take you to the page where the recipe is located.

      1. Thank you for answering, Amy! I so appreciate it as I never saw that comment.