Our family has practiced fasting for several years, which has prompted me to begin building this page with The Ultimate Daniel Fast Recipes List. Here you will find our favorite Daniel Fast recipes, and I’ll continue to add more as we discover new favorites!
Remember, these recipes are intended to be simple to prepare and NOT rich or heavy, because it is the opposite of “the king’s food” that Daniel abstained from during his captivity. During this time he ate mostly simple, fresh foods, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, etc. It is my hope that these recipes will follow this as closely as possible, but also within reason. Most recipes will have limited sweeteners, if any.
You can do this! You might also like to keep a set of printable Daniel Fast scripture cards on hand during this time, too.
What is the Daniel Fast? (with meal planning printable)
Southwestern Black Bean Tacos (a reader favorite)
Hearty Lentil Soup (skip the bacon in the recipe and it’s fine for the fast)
Portuguese Bean Soup (like a white bean soup with greens)
Easy Garlic Hummus (great for dipping veggies)
Homemade Pesto in a Blender (just skip the parmesan; this is great on whole wheat noodles)
Roasted veggies over brown rice (you can season this many ways and it always tastes great!)
More recipes coming soon to The Ultimate Daniel Fast Recipes List!
Snack & Prep
You might also like to keep a few of these food items on hand in your kitchen to help make easy meals while fasting. They aren’t necessary but they do make the fast easier!
Non-GMO popcorn kernels (to pop yourself and season with paprika or salt and pepper for taste)
Dried fruits like this dried mango (there’s no added sugar in this one)
If you need something with crunch to nibble on, these sweet potato crackers are delicious
For more snack ideas, be sure to visit our Ultimate Daniel Fast Snacks page.
And don’t forget your Daniel Fast scripture cards: