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Daniel Fast Menu Week 3

The Daniel Fast is explained in detail in this post. Basically, it’s vegan extreme — only fruits and vegetables to eat, only water to drink. We consider whole grains allowable, which is why I’m serving brown rice and homemade crackers, oatmeal, and muesli. Our family also fasts from leavened bread while doing a Daniel Fast.

With this kind of diet and fasting, it’s important to menu plan. Here is my plan for week three:

Jan 16 Mango, pineapple, banana, coconut , cashews smoothie Baked acorn squash

Grilled vegetables

Salad

Vegetable stir fry

Edamame

Brown rice

Jan 17 Fresh fruit

Raw almonds

Veggie wrap in homemade tortilla

Chips and salsa

Mushroom and asparagus risotto

Salad

Jan 18 Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts Vegetable soup

Homemade crackers

Sweet potato and black bean hash

Salad

Jan 19 Muesli with unsweetened coconut milk Leftover soup Vegetarian spaghetti sauce over whole wheat noodles

Salad

Jan 20 Mango, pineapple, banana, coconut , cashews smoothie Baked sweet potato

Steamed broccoli

Salad with sunflower seeds

Roasted portabella mushrooms and veggies over brown rice

Salad

Jan 21 Fresh fruit

Raw almonds

Tortillas with pinto beans and guacamole Ratatouille

Brown rice

Salad

Jan 22 Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts Spinach and strawberry salad

Chips and hummus

Taco dinner – pinto  beans, Brown rice, homemade tortillas, guacamole

 

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Daniel Fast Menu Week 2

The Daniel Fast is explained in detail in this post. Basically, it’s vegan extreme — only fruits and vegetables to eat, only water to drink. We consider whole grains allowable, which is why I’m serving brown rice and homemade crackers, oatmeal, and muesli. Our family also fasts from leavened bread while doing a Daniel Fast.

With this kind of diet and fasting, it’s important to menu plan. Here is my plan for week two:

Jan 10 Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts Tomato, kale, and lentil soup

Salad

16-bean soup

Salad

Jan 11 Muesli with unsweetened coconut milk Leftover soup

Salad

Falafel

Hummus

Salad

Jan 12 Mango, pineapple, banana, coconut , cashews smoothie  Chips and hummus

Salad

Chickpea and butternut tagine over cous cous
Jan 13 Fresh fruit

Raw almonds

Baked sweet potato

Salad with sunflower seeds

Pink beans

Brown rice

Fried cabbage

Steamed veggies

Jan 14 Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts Sautéed veggies over brown rice

Salad

Vegetarian chili

Salad

Jan 15 Muesli with unsweetened coconut milk Baked potato topped with leftover chili and guacamole

Salad

Grilled Portabella mushrooms, onions, and peppers over brown rice

Salad

Jan 16 Mango, pineapple, banana, coconut , cashews smoothie Baked acorn squash

Grilled vegetables

Salad

Vegetable stir fry

Edamame

Brown rice

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Daniel Fast Menu Week 2

In my Monday Morning Coffee and Chat, I talked about doing the Daniel Fast for the month of April. A friend asked if I’d post my menu while we did it, because if you’re not used to a vegan diet with no processed soy, leavening, or sugars, you’re facing a daunting challenge of meal planning.

A Daniel Fast is a vegan fast. That means, no animal proteins at all, including dairy and eggs, and only water to drink. It also has “no pleasant food”, which to me means processed sugars and baked goods. We also do whole grains (no white rice, etc.). Passover ended, so we can now eat leavened bread. Most bread I make has some form of sugar (or honey) and dairy (milk or eggs); however, I have a pita bread I make and a French bread I make that do not contain any sweeteners or dairy. I will keep those on hand during the fast.

Here is my menu for the week 2:

Sunday:

Breakfast: fresh fruit and dried nuts

Lunch: baked sweet potato, fried cabbage with onion, pita bread

Dinner: Vegetarian chili, brown rice, pita bread

MONDAY:

Breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, dried fruit

Lunch: whole grain pasta tossed with kale, fresh vegetables, olive oil, garlic

Dinner: pink beans, turnip greens with turnips, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, fried cabbage (leftovers), French bread.

TUESDAY:

Breakfast: fresh melon, walnuts

Lunch: leftover beans and greens.

Dinner: falafel (a fried fritter made from chick peas and Mediterranean spices), hummus, pita bread, salad, olives and pickled vegetables

WEDNESDAY:

Breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, dried fruit

Lunch: taco salad made from black beans, guacamole, whole grain tortilla chips, salsa

Dinner: Dinner out at a work celebration. We’ll be in a pizza parlor, so we’ll get salads

THURSDAY:

Breakfast: fresh fruit salad, pecans/walnuts/raisins trail mix

Lunch: baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli, salad.

Dinner: Pasta with sauce made from eggplant and portobello mushrooms, salad

FRIDAY:

Breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, dried fruit

Lunch: leftover stir fry or pasta

Dinner: Spinach, lintel, and artichoke soup, French bread

SATURDAY:

Breakfast: fresh melons, raw almonds

Lunch: leftover soup

Dinner: vegetarian stir-fry with edamame (soy beans) over brown rice

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