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Daniel Fast Recipes 2024

Bookmark this list of Daniel Fast recipes for when you’re ready to begin the Fast. My husband and I have been making many of these recipes every year in January for about the last ten years and found we love them all year long.

The Italian bean soup, roasted vegetable soup, white bean dip recipe, and delicious healthy oatmeal are some of my favorites.

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Our introduction to the Fast started with our church taking part in it, and we loved it so much we have continued. If you’ve read the Book of Daniel in the Bible, you may recall the prophet Daniel would not eat from the king’s table. This is where the idea of this fast comes from.

It’s important to note that the Daniel Fast is not just meant as a fast for your physical body, but it is a spiritual program, too. You’ll see resources as you continue to research the Fast, and I do encourage you to take part in the spiritual aspect of the fast, as well.

As far as eating goes, this is not your typical fast where you don’t eat at all. It’s just eating really healthy, and a partial fast from certain foods. In addition to feeling better, you’ll be giving a boost to your immune system.

Every busy person who wants to lose weight or simply provide easy meals for their family should know about Fix-It and Forget-It Weight Watchers meals.

You do take a break from meat, dairy, sweeteners, deep-fried foods, solid fats, leavened bread, and alcohol while on this diet. That means no wine for this girl while on the fast!

The first question people ask when starting out is, what are the foods I can 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!

Learn more about the Daniel Fast food list before beginning. This post about preparing for the Daniel Fast will also help. This is not an exhaustive list, but it will help you get started on the right foot.

What You Can Eat on the Daniel Fast

There really is so much you can eat, so don’t get hung up on what you can’t eat! Whole foods are so much better for you, and you’ll discover new flavors!

You can eat all vegetables like leafy greens, kale, butternut squash, bok choy, carrots, and eggplant.

Butternut squash with herbs on parchment paper.

The only thing you have to watch here is vegetables that aren’t fresh as they could have added sugar, food additives, or other ingredients that aren’t healthy.

You can eat canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, etc., but be aware that many companies add sugar to tomatoes.

I was shocked when I saw how many canned items have sugar in them! It’s actually hard to find canned tomatoes that don’t add sugar. Sad, right?

You can also eat all fresh fruits and canned fruits, with the same guidelines as above. Dried fruits and nuts are also eaten on the fast, but watch for sugar – even when you buy nuts!

Dried fruits and nuts.

Any seeds, such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and nuts including nut butter, are allowed on the fast. Again, watch for sugar. As an example, Justin’s almond butter has a variety with no sugar, but they also have varieties that do contain sugar.

You can eat all whole grains such as barley, oats, and brown rice. You do have to give up bread, even whole grain bread, as yeast is not allowed.

Legumes are allowed, such as black beans, cannellini beans, pinto beans, white beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and navy beans. Again, watch the label for sugar.

Healthy liquid oils are also allowed. This includes canola oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and others.

Remember that oils can go rancid pretty quickly. If you’ve always bought giant bottles of oil that lasted for years, know that extra virgin olive oil goes bad in 12-18 months, and avocado oil should really be tossed after about 8 months.

Also, buy good quality oils and you’ll notice a difference.

What You Can’t Eat

No animal products are allowed in the Daniel Fast recipes, including seafood.

Dairy products are also not allowed on the fast. That means no milk, cheese, butter, or eggs.

Let me just say that when I began taking part in this fast, you really could not find substitutions for these items.

Now, you can easily find non-dairy cheese, and unsweetened coconut milk has fewer calories and more calcium than cow’s milk.

You may be permanently replacing items you typically eat!

Leavening products are not allowed, which eliminates bread. You can make your own bread by searching for unleavened bread.

Typical sweeteners are not allowed, including sugar, raw sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey, molasses, and agave.

Some Daniel Fast food lists also eliminate date syrup as a sweetener. I feel like if you can eat dates, you can eat date paste. It also makes a great natural sweetener for salad dressings.

No white rice or white flour is allowed. You cannot eat processed foods. Deep-fried foods are not allowed, which eliminates deep fried french fries and potato chips.

You can make fries in the oven! Oven sweet potato fries are one of my favorite foods all year long and make a great side or snack while you’re on the fast.

No solid fats like butter, margarine, or shortening.

No coffee, tea, sodas, or alcohol. 

The bonus is that most people lose weight eating this way, too. In fact, if you don’t experience weight loss, it’s probably because you aren’t reading labels.

You’ll find a couple of great books on Amazon that will help you understand the diet in full, including the 21-day Daniel Fast meal plan. 

Some of these recipes may be for an evening when you have more time but, remember, there are so many easy recipes like spaghetti squash topped with marinara sauce that make a wonderful meal and are perfectly compliant with the Fast.

Remember to drink lots of water as you’ll probably be consuming more fiber than you’re used to. Let’s get that digestive system healthy!

Enjoy, and please come back and let me know if you’ve created a Daniel Fast recipe I can add.

This is my list of favorite Daniel Fast recipes. I’ll keep adding as a find and make more, so be sure to check back.

15 Daniel Fast Recipes

Walnut sauce with pasta in a white dish.
Delicious Walnut Sauce Recipe for Pasta
This homemade Walnut Sauce recipe for Pasta is simple but scrumptious. It gives a fresh and nutritious spin on standard pasta sauces. It’s not only deliciously satisfying, it’s also a healthy dish.
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Roasted Vegetable Soup
This Roasted Vegetable Soup is one of our favorite recipes. Soup is always popular in our house, and root veggies are around all year long.
Stuffed mushrooms on a wood board.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
These artichoke stuffed mushrooms are not only delicious – they’re vegan and gluten-free! Super easy to make, these will be your new favorite healthy appetizer!
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Butternut squash risotto in a white bowl on a white table with squash, small bowl of uncooked rice, and basil.
Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe!
This vegan butternut squash risotto is so delicious. You may have seen I recently made Parmesan Risotto, and it was so flavorful and easy to make. Add this to your list of healthy entrees or sides!
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Quinoa Tacos with Beans
You are going to love these quinoa tacos with beans. I have always enjoyed eating vegetarian or vegan at least once a week.
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Nachos with guacamole, vegan cheese, tomato, cilantro, black beans, and spring onions on a wood board.
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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Quinoa Sweet Potato Wraps
These Sweet Potato Wraps may be your new favorite easy lunch or dinner! So delicious, it’s hard to believe they are so healthy!
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Authentic Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a healthy dish with incredibly fresh flavor, and it goes with so many dishes.
Pasta with tofu on a black plate on white tablecloth with a glass of water in background.
Daniel Fast Vegan Carbonara
Though this Daniel Fast Vegan Carbonara recipe only uses a few simple ingredients, it’s truly the ultimate comfort food. And it’s Daniel Fast-approved!
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Italian Bean Soup
This Italian Bean soup can be made mostly with items you probably already have in your pantry. It’s delicious, easy, and inexpensive to make.
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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.
Best Ever Black Eyed Pea Soup
This black eyed pea soup recipe is one of the best dishes I’ve ever made.
vegan stuffed zucchini
Easy Vegan Stuffed Zucchini
Vegan stuffed zucchini makes a fantastic dinner when you’re working on eating healthier. This is such an easy and delicious meal!
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Easy Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Easy Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These stuffed sweet potatoes are filled with good-for-you ingredients and can be served as a light lunch, for dinner, or as a vegan side dish!
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Vegetarian Ceviche Dip
Every time that I bring this dip to an event, it gets gobbled up right away! And it only lasts a day in my own house!
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Escarole and Beans
Escarole and Beans
Escarole and beans is a classic, comforting and simple Italian dish that can easily be made at home for a hearty vegetarian meal.
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Vegetarian Crockpot Chili
Vegetarian Crockpot Chili
Even if you’re a meat lover, you won’t miss the meat in this Vegetarian Crockpot Chili that is extra hearty thanks to the addition of bulgur wheat. So good!
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Baked Kale Chips
This Baked Kale Chips recipe will take you a total of 20 minutes to prepare and make, including cook time! Super tasty too!
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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup | Pasta-based Vegan Recipes
Vegan Italian Wedding Soup | Pasta-based Vegan Recipes
Vegan Italian Wedding Soup that is perfect for a family dinner any day. Tiny meatballs and tiny pasta set this soup apart from all others!
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These Black Bean Burgers are so healthy. We like to eat vegetarian a couple of times a week, and this is one of my favorite easy recipes. It can be made for dinner, served alongside a salad, but could also be made smaller for appetizers.
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.
Daniel Fast Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpeas
This Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpeas is so delicious! Kale and chickpeas are both full of vitamins. minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and they are low fat and perfect for the Daniel Fast.
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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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Healthy Vegetarian Chili
This vegetarian chili recipe is satisfying and packed with nutrients, yet low in calories. The healthy vegetarian chili is also vegan and grain-free too!
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Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Rice is a great healthy alternative to traditional rice!
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Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado and Black Bean Salad with Garlic Lemon Dressing
This Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Garlic Lemon Dressing is a delicious dish for The Daniel Fast.
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Ratatouille Soup with Quinoa
Ratatouille Soup with Quinoa
This Quinoa Ratatouille Soup is a low calorie soup, under 100 Calories per serving. Gluten-free and vegan too. Amazingly hearty.
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Sesame Crusted Eggplant
This Sesame Eggplant is a fun twist on baba ganoush, but served as a vegan entree.
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Vegan Meatloaf and Mushroom Gravy
Vegan Meatloaf and Mushroom Gravy
One of my favorite comfort foods is meatloaf and I have to admit, this “meatloaf” does not taste like a real meatloaf but it’s really good, as good as vegan meatloaf gets!
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Morning Daniel Fast Recipes

This almond milk smoothie is so decadent, yet it only has three ingredients! It's filling and perfect for breakfast!
Almond Milk Smoothie
This almond milk smoothie is so decadent, yet it only has three ingredients! It’s filling and perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.
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A blueberry banana smoothie is a great way to start any day, and this one has no added sugar and is dairy-free.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
A blueberry banana smoothie is a great way to start your day, and this one has no added sugar as well as a boost of nutrients. It’s also an easy recipe.
Make breakfast delicious with this easy muffin recipe. You won't find a healthier way to start your day as this muffin has no added sugar and no dairy!
Easy Muffin Recipe
Make breakfast delicious with this easy muffin recipe. You won’t find a healthier way to start your day as this muffin has no added sugar and no dairy!
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Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe for Joint Pain
Looking for an all-natural anti-inflammatory juice recipe? This juice with three simple ingredients may be the answer to your joint pain.
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This Lean Green Tropical Smoothie is so delicious, you'll forget about all the healthy ingredients inside! And for those of us who are trying to stay fit and lose weight, I can't think of a better way to start the day
Lean Green Tropical Smoothie Recipe
This Lean Green Tropical Smoothie recipe is so delicious, you’ll forget about all the healthy ingredients inside! It’s perfect for those of us who want to get fit!
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Tropical coconut oatmeal porridge on wood slab.
Tropical Coconut Oatmeal Porridge
Tropical coconut oatmeal porridge makes a delicious breakfast that is not only vegan and sugar free, but it’s perfect for the Daniel Fast.
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baked oatmeal with blueberries
Healthy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
I made this healthy baked oatmeal with blueberries earlier this week and I’m obsessed! This recipe is so easy to make and super healthy!
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Date paste makes a wonderful sweetener and is super easy to make. In fact, dates are one of my favorite desserts, too.

Get creative! You can buy so much now that you couldn’t find when we first started the fast, like dairy-free yogurt and coconut milk (in the dairy section, not the canned variety.)

Where can I get more in-depth information about The Daniel Fast?

My go-to is The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory. There are many books now that are not accurate, even listing meat as part of the Fast.

How long do people stay on the Fast?

Originally, the Fast was meant to be for 21 days, but it’s really up to you. It was also started to take place in the very beginning of the year as a way to dedicate that first portion of the year to improving the “temple” God has given you. My husband and I have talked about doing the Fast for the first 3 days of each month.

What can you drink on the Fast?

According to The Daniel Fast book, you can (and should!) drink a lot of water. You can also drink pure vegetable and fruit juices.

Daniel Fast Recipes for Lunch and Dinner

Looking for more Daniel Fast Recipes? Check out this roundup of 12 easy & healthy Daniel Fast Recipes. 

Be sure to visit my Daniel Fast recipes Pinterest board for even more ideas.

Quinoa tacos on a plate with hand holding one.

Daniel Fast Recipes

Delicious vegan recipes suitable for those participating in the Daniel Fast.
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  • Roasted Vegetable Soup
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Quinoa Tacos with Beans
  • Healthy Vegan Nachos
  • Quinoa Sweet Potato Wraps
  • Authentic Tabbouleh
  • Italian Bean Soup
  •  Black Eyed Pea Soup
  • Quinoa Sweet Potato Wraps
  • Daniel Fast Vegan Carbonara
  • Almond Milk Smoothie
  • Lean Green Tropical Smoothie
  • Hearty Lentil Stew
  • Easy Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Escarole and Beans
  • Vegetarian Crockpot Chili
  • Healthy Black Bean Burgers
  • Sesame Crusted Eggplant
  • Vegan Meatloaf and Mushroom Gravy


  • Choose your favorite from the list.
  • Gather the ingredients
  • Make a delicious and healthy meal everyone will enjoy!
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  1. Good Morning Kelly!
    Thanks for helping me kick off my fast! It was nice and quick getting a ton of recipes all in one spot.

    1. You’re welcome! Please let me know which recipes you tried! If you have time to give them 5 stars, I’d so appreciate it!

  2. Wonderful healthy recipes! I shared this on my facebook page. Thank you for including a couple of mine from my website.