This is an informational page to help you Understand more about our 21 Day Daniel fast from a Biblical Perspective. Below you will find a pamphlet that explains the basics of the foods you can eat and those that you should refrain from. Also we have added below a sermon that will help you understand what it means to participate in this 21 Day Fast from a Biblical perspective. Just click on the Activate 2017 button to listen. We hope this information will be a blessing and a help to you as you join us in this corporate fast.
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The Daniel Fast is a very healthy way to eat and is full of nutritious and healthy foods. However, if you have special dietary needs, you should consult your health professional before you start this fast. You can then modify the fast to meet your specific health needs.
Foods to include during the Daniel Fast
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast
All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
All refined and processed foods products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
When you shop for food remember to READ THE LABELS to make sure the only ingredients in packaged foods are suitable for the Daniel Fast. You will want to be especially aware of chemicals, dairy products and sweeteners - all of which are not allowed on the Daniel Fast.
For more information, lots of recipes, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Daniel Fast Blog at:
The Daniel Fast Food List
"In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."
PRAYER & FASTING
Here are a few things I have learned from fasting to help you with your fast . Below are also a few webpages that will give you a variety of recipes to help you with your Daniel fast.
Almost all major grocery stores now carry a wide variety of foods for vegetarians. Below are a few things that fall into line with the Daniel fast that can help you.
1- Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers on a whole wheat wrap with mustard and veggies and a dill pickle to the side.
2- Veggie crumbles-- this is a meat substitute filler that goes will for taco meat or spaghetti. Just use whole wheat wraps and whole wheat spaghetti noodles. Also be cautious of the spaghetti sauce you choose due to sugars that aren't natural. This also goes great in something like a 3 bean chili.
3- Veggie Sausage-- This is a great meat substitute for breakfast and is very tasty
4- Ore Rida Potatoes O' Brien go great with any meal
5- I also found a vegetable butter that tastes great at the local grocery store
See it's not so bad, below are some webpage links that you can look at for more ideas.
Just click and be redirected to the page described below
Daniel Fast -- Very Informative Site with a few recipes
There are many more sites out there with recipes such as pinterest so take some time and look around.