Daniel Fast Compliant
These Daniel Fast recipes are specially designed for those doing the Daniel Fast or those eating a whole-food, plant-based diet like Daniel. There are no animal products, processed sugar, oil, additives, or preservatives. These Daniel Fast recipes are easy to prepare, made with whole plant foods, and delicious! While many see the Daniel Fast as a spiritual short-term dietary change, we believe it can be a long-term, sustainable lifestyle with many health benefits.
Check out this Daniel Fast Food List.
Check out this article, What the Daniel Fast Does to Your Body.
Where did the Daniel Fast come from?
The Bible tells the story of how the prophet Daniel and his three friends were handpicked to be taken into the king’s service for three years, where they were trained in linguistics and culture. The king required that all students be “healthy, handsome, smart, wise, educated, and fit to serve in the royal palace” and that they “eat the same food and wine that I am served.” Most historians agree that the main part of the king’s diet would have consisted of meat and alcohol, which may have been offered up to idols.
Daniel resolved to eat only what God wanted his people to eat. So, he asked the king’s chief official for permission to be exempt from the king’s dietary requirements. The chief official was uneasy about Daniel’s request because if Daniel and his friends ended up looking worse than their peers, the official would be punished by execution. Knowing this, Daniel proposed, “for the next ten days, let us have only vegetables and water at mealtime and when the ten days are up, compare how we look with the other young men and decide what to do with us.” The chief official agreed, and ten days later, Daniel and his friends looked ten times healthier than their peers who had been eating the king’s diet. (Daniel 1)
To learn more, check out this article about the Daniel Fast.
Make the Daniel Fast a Lifestyle
Like many Christians around the world, you too may be inspired by Daniel which lead you to participate in a Daniel fast every January or at some point in your life. And if you’re like most of those folks, you felt better, had mental and spiritual clarity and lost weight. However, at the end of the fast, you went back to your normal way of eating. What if we told you that the Daniel Fast never has to end, and you could eat this way happily for life and enjoy all the health benefits along the way? Click here to learn more.
We hope you enjoy these Daniel Fast recipes!