Our family has practiced fasting for several years, which prompted me to begin building The Ultimate Daniel Fast Recipes List last year. There you will find our favorite 21 day Daniel Fast recipes, and I’ll continue to add more as we discover new favorites. Today, though, we’re focusing on easy Daniel Fast recipes… for those times you need to put together a simple dinner, quick.
These Daniel Fast recipes are intended to be simple, rather than rich or heavy, because they’re the opposite of “the king’s food” Daniel abstained from during his captivity. During this time he ate mostly fresh foods, using beans, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts, so that’s what you’ll find in these recipes.
It is my hope that these easy Daniel Fast recipes will help you stay the course on your hardest days. Some of them may need small modifications to fit your fast exactly, depending on how strict your interpretation of Daniel’s fast is.
Generally speaking, this fast is based on the account in Daniel 10, “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
When my husband was pastoring, we encouraged the Daniel Fast at the start of each new year. Doing the fast with our church members was helpful to all of us; we could share recipes, inspiring Bible verses, and more. A couple times we even got together with other families who were on the Daniel Fast and shared our meals. It was nice to try out a recipe someone else had enjoyed, and maybe add it to our own list of favorites. A new Daniel Fast recipe was always a treasure!
Planning out your meals for the 10 day or 21 day Daniel Fast can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time doing a Daniel Fast. If you feel overwhelmed, consider signing up for the “vegan” meal plan through emeals. It’s a great meal planning service to use, and while they don’t have a meal planning option for the Daniel Fast specifically, the vegan meal plan is quite similar. Plus, you can get two weeks free when you sign up here. That’s almost gets you through the entire Daniel Fast!
Now, without further ado…
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Easy Daniel Fast Recipes
Pro Tip: Rather than be tempted break your fast when you’re pressed for time, it’s helpful to keep ingredients on hand to make a few easy recipes for the Daniel Fast. Prepare in advance. Make a meal plan for the week, if you can. Makes notes of any day(s) that seem to be overscheduled and busy, and plan accordingly. Don’t wait until the last minute!
Daniel Fast Bible Verses
We personally do the Daniel Fast privately and, at times, corporately together with our church. There are several instances in the Bible where fasts were done either corporately or privately, as you can see in Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Esther 4:15-16, Isaiah 58:5-7. Those are just a few… and the book of Acts also outlines great moves of God that came about by a combination of prayer and fasting. You might want to integrate our daily Daniel Fast scripture readings as you embark on this prayer and fasting journey.
Daniel Fast Meal Plan
It can be a challenge to come up with meals for every day of the fast. Take a peek at what we do at our house during this time of fasting. Here’s a sample of one of our personal Daniel Fast meal plans.
Daniel Fast Snacks
Here’s a helpful list of approved Daniel Fast snacks to keep around. Hang it on the fridge and keep it handy for when you get the munchies!
Daniel Fast Desserts
What’s dinner without dessert? Here’s a list of easy Daniel Fast desserts that’ll help you curb your sweet tooth during the fast.
Daniel Fast Devotional
A friend of mine wrote a special Daniel Fast devotional book that you’ll find inspiring as you’re on your fasting journey. Click here to check it out. I love that she includes some of her favorite recipes in the book, too!
What easy Daniel Fast recipes are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!
Up next: Need some Daniel Fast breakfast ideas? Check out my list of delicious Daniel Fast Breakfasts.