What Can I Eat?
"There are over 20,000 edible plant species on plant Earth."
"Rice is grown on every continent other than Antartica."
"Food is what is pushed up from the ground and dropped down from the trees."
Fruits and vegetables are nutritious in every from. We have been provided with a beautiful and bountiful abundance of nature's most nutritious goodness. We must only look and be willing to experiment! Be creative when shopping and cooking. There are some helpful recipe videos listed below.
**Special Note: Please be sure to contact your health professional for advice before committing to any fast including the Daniel Fast. If you would like a list of the foods included and excluded in the Daniel Fast to show your doctor, just copy the contents of this page.
Foods to eat 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, including spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other, including tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to AVOID during 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 food 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, alcohol, and non-dairy milks, i.e. almond milk, coconut milk, etc. (however, they are okay to cook with during the fast, just not to drink. Remember: WATER ONLY)
Remember, if you are unsure READ THE LABELS!