Surely I am not the only one who does the 21 Day Daniel Fast and tries to find food inspirations where ever I can. So I thought let me share what I ate during my first days of fasting.
I remember the first year I did the fast I struggled so much on what to eat. To be very honest, I know the struggle was because I focused more on what I couldn’t eat when coming up with meal inspirations which was all the wrong way to go about it. I have since learned to be creative with the list of foods I can use. I hope while you are doing your fast this can help you focus on what fasting is really about and not about what eating restrictions we have during this time.
Keep in mind, I know everyone has their own restrictions depending on their health and how they adjust their fast. I use the following website (http://daniel-fast.com/portfolio/foodlist/) to help guide me on what to and what not to eat. Before I share what I eat let me just share I do allow myself to use cheese which I know is not on the list of foods allowed. You can always exclude the cheese from these meals.
Breakfast: Smoothie bowl- I used frozen strawberries, one banana, and a little water to make the smoothie portion. I cut 3 strawberries for the top and added almonds and unsweetened coconut flakes for taste.
Lunch: Salad- Spring mix of greens, cut up strawberries and mangos, lime juice and sea salt for dressing
Dinner: Filled baked Potato from McAlister’s- The baked potato I order is the one with veggie chili, jalapeños, and cheese(I asked them to hold the sour cream and butter). It is really good.
Breakfast: I did not have breakfast this day as work was really busy.
Lunch: My other part of the baked potato from McAlister’s (As you will see I do eat leftovers. I actually plan my meals to have leftovers from dinner for lunch the next day. This saves money both off and on the fast for me.)
Dinner: Bowl- black beans, brown rice, mixed greens, organic cheese, cherry tomatoes, avocado, salsa(tomato and jalapeños), lime juice, and sea salt for taste
Breakfast: This day it was so busy I honestly forgot that it was even Wednesday, so no breakfast again for me.
Lunch: I had the same bowl as above from Day 2’s dinner.
Dinner: Tostadas- I used leftover black beans I had from the bowl and mashed them, baked tostado shells, mixed greens, cheese, cherry tomatoes, avocado, salsa, lime, and sea salt for taste
Breakfast: Work was still busy so I still didn’t have a chance to eat breakfast.
Lunch: I actually ate my breakfast for lunch this day which was a smoothie bowl. I used a little water, frozen strawberries, one banana, and cut up mangos for the smoothie portion. I added pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, almonds and unsweetened coconut flakes on top.
Dinner: Caldo- veggie broth, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, corn, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, squash, salsa, lime and chili seasoning, and lime juice for taste. I also used tostada shells in place of chips to go with my caldo.
Breakfast: watermelon, pineapple, and almonds
Lunch: Caldo from Day 4’s Dinner
Dinner: I had a corn with lime and chili seasoning and organic popcorn. I had a really late lunch so I wasn’t too hungry for dinner.
Breakfast: Smoothie-A little water, pineapple, frozen strawberries, and one banana
Lunch: Salad- Mixed greens, cucumber, strawberries, mangos, avocado, lime juice and sea salt for taste
Dinner: I have one bowl of caldo left so that is what I plan to eat for dinner. No wasting food! :)
I hope you find these meals helpful. I will be sure to keep sharing weekly what all I eat until the fast is finished. Please share below your favorite meals for the Daniel Fast or any meal ideas you have for the fast. I am always look for meal inspirations.