Last summer Hubby and I participated in a 21-day Daniel Fast, and on January 14 our church will fast again for twenty-one days. The food portion of the Daniel Fast is basically a vegan diet, but without any sweeteners and only water to drink. Our menu looked very different and I want to share with you some of our favorite meals we created:
1. Quinoa and Fruit
Quinoa with a dash of cinnamon and topped with tons of your favorite fresh cut fruit.
2. Cereal & Milk
Sugar free granola and Almond, Soy or Flax milk.
3. Nuts N’ Berries
Pitted prunes and sliced almonds.
4. Fruit Bowl or Fruit Shake
Cantaloupe, grapefruit and pineapple.
5. Multigrain Pancakes & Fruit
I use Arrowhead Mills multigrain mix and add water.
4. Chipotle Burrito Bowl – I think this is the only Daniel-friendly restaurant we found!
Black beans, veggies, all four salsas if you can handle it! Guac and lettuce.
5. Soup and Berry Salad
Lentil or vegetable soup. Spinach leaves with strawberries, blueberries and walnuts with strawberry vinaigrette. Or try this chopped salad with homemade dressing of lime and vinegar.
6. Burgers & Fries
Black bean burger with guac on a whole wheat flatbread served with sweet potatoes slices sautéed in olive oil.
7. Home Fries & Baked Potatoes!
Potatoes sliced and oven baked. Topped with salsa.
8. Slow Cooker Bean Trio
9. Rice and Beans
Brown rice bowl topped with cumin spiced beans, sauteed veggies and avocado.
10. Zucchini pizza
Pictured above, this pie is on whole wheat flatbread with tomato sauce, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeno, purple onions and basil. I think I snapped the picture before Hubby added the jalapenos.
11. Vegetable Whole Wheat Pasta
You can use whole wheat pasta or quinoa pasta, with green peppers and corn in tomato sauce, with a heavy garnish of cilantro and basil.
12. Veggie burgers with Mashed Potatoes in Almond Milk
Whole wheat tortillas, homemade guac or roasted red pepper hummus with baby spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, zucchini & grilled eggplant. Sprinkled with crushed red pepper flakes
14. Sautéed Veggies: Eggplants, Squash… whatever veggies you can bear at this point!
15. Edamame & Chopped Salad
We get frozen edamame from Costco. It cooks in the microwave in seconds. Chopped salad includes dried cranberries, pecan chips, green peppers, Anaheim peppers, cilantro, and sautéed corn. Yum-o!
17. Eggplant Sandwich
Two huge grilled slices of eggplant with grilled zucchini, carrots and cucumbers inside.
18. Peruvian Pesto Quinoa Pilaf
Quinoa with toasted pine nuts, veggies and pesto for a savory, filling meal.
19. Toasted sunflower seeds & raisins
20. Bananas, cashews, & apricots.
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