These healthy Daniel Fast dinner recipes might be just what you need to jumpstart your new year. All these recipes make a great meal for lunch or dinner while you are on the fast.
My husband and I do a one-week Daniel Fast every year in January, but we enjoy eating that way so much that I incorporate many Daniel recipes into our rotation the rest of the year, too.
During this fast, you will experience a more natural way of eating, similar to a paleo diet. The recipes are heavy on fruits and veggies, no meat, and very little processed food.
When you’re finished with this fast, you’ll feel healthier and more energetic. You only have to get a little more creative with the foods you can eat.
Don't save these Daniel Fast dinner recipes just for the fast. They really are so delicious, I'm hoping at least a few of these super healthy recipes will be on your regular rotation, too.
The Book of Daniel taught us many things, but one of the most important was to give thanks and appreciation through fasting. You can learn more about the spiritual aspect of this fast by checking out Susan Gregory's book, The Daniel Fast.
Everyone does get caught up in the food part of the fast. I get it, because if you are not prepared with the foods you can eat, you will inevitably revert to the foods you are not supposed to eat, like dairy, white flour, eggs, and meat.
Those things you regularly reach for in the fridge will be what you reach for when you're hungry. That won't happen if you plan ahead of time. I'm hoping these Daniel Fast lunch and dinner recipes will help you be ready.
The best part is, the eating portion of the fast does not have to be difficult. There are plenty of Daniel Fast lunch and dinner recipes, which means following the fast for every meal of the day can be easy and delicious.
Daniel Fast Dinner Recipes
Healthy Daniel Fast Lunch and Dinner Recipes
Before even starting the Daniel Fast, you need to have a list of recipes that you can make so you can go to the store and get the ingredients.
These recipes are great for lunch and dinner!
Quinoa Tacos with Beans
You can have tacos on the Daniel Fast! These quinoa tacos with beans might just have your kids asking for vegan tacos!
Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
These delicious vegan artichoke stuffed mushrooms are so delicious and super healthy! Gluten-free and dairy free is a given with vegan recipes, so it's good to have an option everyone can enjoy.
Daniel Fast Vegan Carbonara
A delicious and creamy pasta sauce with just enough spice to warm you. Comfort food at it's best!
Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe!
This butternut squash risotto recipe is perfect as a main dish or a warm and hearty side dish. It starts by roasting the squash until it has a nice buttery texture. It’s then gently folded into the rich and creamy rice and topped off with fresh basil. The end result is a decadent, flavorful and creamy comfort food that you are simply going to love.
Italian Bean Soup
This Italian Bean Soup is so delicious and easy. You probably have most of what you need already in your pantry!
Easy Vegan Stuffed Zucchini
This makes a delicious meal and a presentation fit for company. The raisins lend a perfect amount of sweetness to the filling.
Healthy Vegan Nachos
Though this is probably the healthiest vegan nachos you've ever tried, this is still a bit of an indulgent meal if you are participating in the Daniel Fast. The recipe is fully compliant with no sugar, no flour, no meat, and no preservatives.
Daniel Fast Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpeas
If you love kale salad, you are going to want to make a big batch of this and put it in mason jars.
Never made a salad in a jar? Check out this post for ideas. (Not all the recipes on this particular post work with the Daniel Fast, but you'll get the idea. )
This tabbouleh salad recipe is one of my favorite healthy dishes. It's so easy to make and is fresh for days!
Quinoa Sweet Potato Wraps
Though I do love soup, I get tired of it after a few days. It seems to be the easiest thing to make on the Daniel Fast, but you'll be surprised at how easy thes
Roasted Vegetable Soup | The Daniel Fast
This is probably the most popular Daniel Fast recipe on my site, and with good reason. It's so good!
Healthy Black Bean Burgers
These burgers are fantastic and so healthy. Your whole family will be asking for these again and again! You could even cook these up like little meatballs and toss them with the zucchini pasta.
Best Ever Black Eyed Pea Soup Recipe
Soup is the ultimate comfort food, isn't it? My whole family loved this easy to make soup!
Moroccan Vegetable Stew from The Daniel Fast
This is one of my favorite recipes ever, and one of the most popular on this site!
I love Moroccan food, and this dish is so filling. Make a big batch and have it for lunch the next day. The flavors get even better later!
Pumpkin Black Bean Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Crema
These enchiladas look amazing and easy to make. The cream is cashew cream!
The recipe has an option for nutritional yeast. On the Daniel Fast, yeast is not used, so I would personally omit it.
Garlic Rosemary Grilled Cauliflower Foil Packets
Being on the Daniel Fast makes you realize how creative you can be with veggies. This one will be on my regular rotation of side dishes. Yummy!
Roasted Veggie and Bulgur Whole Grain Bowl
Daniel Fast Pizza Recipe
This one is from the author of the Ultimate Daniel Fast. It's a little more involved, but looks delicious! I can't wait to try this one!
I love Indian food so much, and this curry dish looks amazing! I'd make enough that I'd have leftovers the next day.
Pad Thai Broccoli Burgers
Let me just say that I bought veggie burgers in the frozen food aisle a few days ago, just to have on hand.
It's actually difficult to find veggie burgers with no sugar! What I found was mediocre at best.
When it's this easy to make a burger, let's go with homemade!
Vegetable Soup Recipe
If you love vegetable soup, this is as simple as it gets. Just remember to read the labels on the tomatoes for sugar.
One Pot African Peanut Stew | Get the Recipe
This stew looks incredible and I can't wait to try it! Just remember to look at labels. No sugar in the peanut butter, vegetable broth, or tomatoes. You'll be surprised when you start checking!
Cauliflower Rice with Sumac Recipe
I just discovered Sumac when I was in Amman Jordan a few months ago. I brought back a bag and have been experimenting with the lemony flavor. It's so versatile! I think you're going to love this recipe.
Quinoa & Lentil Stuffed Vegan Cabbage Rolls
I used to make cabbage rolls all the time, and now I'm wondering why I haven't made them in a while. They are so good and easy to prepare. You're going to love this one!
Italian Lentil Soup
Lentil Soup is so versatile, and lentils cook a lot faster than beans - with no overnight soaking. This recipe is ready in about 40 minutes after a 30-minute soak for the lentils.
Ultimate Daniel Fast "Meatballs" Recipe
Kristen Feola is the author of the Ultimate Daniel Fast, and I love that she has a video to make preparation super easy!
Eggplant & Tomato Sauce Recipe
This delicious eggplant and tomato sauce has just five ingredients. Serve it over one of the newer varieties of pasta allowed on the Daniel Fast.
Pasta Peperonata (Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes)
Here's another recipe with a handful of ingredients that you can whip up in no time flat. Serve it over whole wheat pasta.
For more Daniel Fast lunch and dinner recipes, see this collection of Daniel Fast Recipes.
Eating Breakfast on The Daniel Fast
You might also want to check out this list of Daniel Fast breakfast recipes (try this blueberry banana smoothie with this easy muffin recipe! This recipe is flexible so you can add your favorite fruit!)
Here's one more with 12 easy recipes for the Daniel Fast. Please let me know if you have any great recipes that work with the Daniel Fast so I can add them to these lists.
How Long Should I Do the Daniel Fast?
Our church recommends a 21-day fast, but you can fast for as long as you'd like. The food portion of The Daniel Fast is simply a healthier way to eat.
Some Of The Things You May Need
- Sweet Potatoes
- Butternut Squash
- Chick Peas
- Black Eyed Peas
Choose Your Favorites and Enjoy!
- QUINOA TACOS WITH BEANS
- DANIEL FAST VEGAN CARBONARA
- BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO
- ITALIAN BEAN SOUP
- EASY VEGAN STUFFED ZUCCHINI
- HEALTHY VEGAN NACHOS
- KALE CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS
- AUTHENTIC TABBOULEH
- QUINOA SWEET POTATO WRAPS
- ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP
- HEALTHY BLACK BEAN BURGERS
- BLACK EYED PEA SOUP
- MOROCCAN VEGETABLE STEW
- PUMPKIN BLACK BEAN VEGAN ENCHILADAS WITH CILANTRO-LIME CASHEW CREMA
- GARLIC ROSEMARY GRILLED CAULIFLOWER FOIL PACKETS
- ROASTED VEGGIE AND BULGUR WHOLE GRAIN BOWL
- CHICKPEA FAJITAS
- DANIEL FAST PIZZA
- VEGETABLE CURRY
- PAD THAI BROCCOLI BURGERS
- VEGETABLE SOUP
- ONE POT AFRICAN PEANUT STEW
- CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH SUMAC
- QUINOA & LENTIL STUFFED VEGAN CABBAGE ROLLS
- ITALIAN LENTIL SOUP
- ULTIMATE DANIEL FAST "MEATBALLS"
- EGGPLANT & TOMATO SAUCE
- PASTA PEPERONATA (ROASTED PEPPERS AND TOMATOES)
If you're thinking about trying the fast, read preparing for the Daniel Fast.
Dr Prem Jagyasi
Great Information. Good Recipe you have mentioned here. Extremely loved it. Eager to see more recipes soon. --
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Fantastic blog and you have the awesome collection of recipes which are really very easy to make for any occasion. Keep sharing such interesting recipes with the readers.