I've been collecting Daniel Fast recipes for a few years now. My husband and I have been doing the Daniel Fast every year in January. It started with our church taking part in it, and we loved it so much we have continued.
The Daniel Fast is not what you would typically think a fast is - where you don't eat. It's just eating really healthy, and fasting from certain foods. No meat, no dairy, no sweeteners, nothing deep-fried, no solid fats, no leavened bread.
The first question people ask when starting out is, what are the foods to eat on the Daniel Fast? This is why I've gathered recipes from my favorite sites to give you ideas right away. Starting the program without recipes is really hard. I've been there!
You can read more about the fast, as well as see the food list including Daniel Fast recipes, on the Daniel Fast site. We've found so many recipes that work for this fast that we really look forward to it!
The bonus is that most people lose weight eating this way, too. In fact, if you don't lose weight, it's probably because you aren't reading labels.
I was shocked when I saw how many items have sugar in them! Sure, you can have canned tomatoes, but watch for that sugar. It's actually hard to find canned tomatoes that don't add it. Sad, right?
There is a great little cookbook on Amazon, The Daniel Fast: Feed Your Soul, Strengthen Your Spirit, and Renew Your Body, which also explains the diet in full, including the 21 day Daniel Fast meal plan. Enjoy, and please come back and let me know if you've created a Daniel Fast recipe I can add.
This is my ultimate Daniel Fast recipes list. I'll keep adding as a find and make more, so be sure to check back.
15 Daniel Fast Recipes
Authentic Tabbouleh from Food, Fun & Faraway Places
This tabbouleh recipe is so fresh and delicious. Make a big batch and serve it alongside hummus.
Hearty Lentil Stew | Food, Fun & Faraway Places
I recently made this stew after learning how in a cooking class in Jordan. So delicious!
Vegetarian Ceviche Dip from April Go Lightly
April and I have been friends for a long time, and this is one of her favorite recipes.
Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy
Chili is one thing my whole family loves, and when we're doing the fast, we really don't miss the meat.
Baked Kale Chips Recipe from Couponing for 4
Kale chips are really all the rage these days. Isn't it funny how vegetables we wouldn't eat as kids are back in vogue now?
Kale Ceasar Salad from Food, Fun & Faraway Places Kale salads are hugely popular. I see them on the menu in restaurants all the time. Of course, not all Ceasar salads are Daniel approved. This is one of my favorite Daniel Fast recipes.
Vegetarian Chili Recipe from Mom Foodie
I love the description of this one on the site. Vegan, Grain-Free, and Wicked Good. YUM!
Cauliflower Rice from The Holy Mess
Why someone didn't come up with this sooner, I just don't know. You can even buy the cauliflower already 'riced' in bags now at the store. Why buy when you can DIY?
Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad from Mom Foodie
Another one from Mom Foodie. Anything with avocado is delicious in my book!
Healthy Black Bean Burgers from Food, Fun & Faraway Places
These are really easy to make and so much better than store-bought veggie burgers. I love them!
Ratatouille Quinoa Soup from Mom Foodie
This is a hearty soup perfect for a chilly evening.
Roasted Vegetable Soup from Food, Fun & Faraway Places
This soup is so delicious you are going to be making it all the time. Some of these recipes are just too good to believe they are so healthy!
Sesame Crusted Eggplant from Mom Foodie
Do you like eggplant? I didn't the first time I tried it but realized it just wasn't prepared well. I think you'll really like this recipe.
Vegan Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy from Caring Carrot
When you're craving comfort food, this is your recipe. Caring Carrot has a new cookbook out full of Daniel Fast recipes and it's free with Amazon Prime.
Veggie Burrito Bowl from Fit Now Stephanie
I could eat Mexican food every day, and it's one ethnic food that is really easy on the Daniel Fast.
Vegan Grain Stuff Mushrooms from Cara's Cravings
Mushrooms are such a great tool for stuffing! We eat stuffed mushrooms a lot throughout the year.
Morning Daniel Fast Recipes
Smoothies are easy for an on the go breakfast or snack when you're on the Daniel Fast. My two favorites right now are this almond milk smoothie and this blueberry banana smoothie made with toasted flaxseed. So delicious paired with this easy muffin recipe!
This 3 Ingredient Juice is such an easy recipe and certainly worth a try if you're having joint pain because it's all-natural.
The Daniel Fast doesn't allow caffeine, so just omit the tea or use an herb blend for this Tropical Smoothie.
Daniel Fast Recipes for Lunch and Dinner
Looking for more Daniel Fast Recipes? Check out this roundup of 12 easy & healthy Daniel Fast Recipes. If you're looking for Daniel Fast soup recipes, I think you'll love this Italian Bean Soup I made recently or this Lentil Stew. Both are SO good!
Be sure to visit my Daniel Fast recipes Pinterest board for even more ideas.