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21 day Daniel fast

We are in a transition as a church and as individuals. God is calling us to a deeper walk with Him so we can fulfil our vision of Building His Family! The deeper the roots, the greater the fruit! Church, don't miss this opportunity to fast and pray together! You will find below, the foods you can and cant eat!

Food to Avoid

Animal products


  • Meat (bacon, beef, bison, chicken, lamb, pork, and turkey).
  • Dairy (butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt)
  • Fish
  • Eggs




Added Sugar


Agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, cane juice, corn syrup, honey, malt syrup, molasses, and raw sugar.




Yeast


Yeast and, therefore, leavened bread isn’t part of the Daniel Fast.




Refined grains


White flour and white rice. Only whole grains are allowed on the Daniel Fast. A whole grain product contains the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm.




Processed food


Foods that contain artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, and preservatives.




Deep-fried food


Examples are corn chips, French fries, and potato chips. (Baked chips are acceptable if they don’t contain restricted ingredients. Check the label for “baked” to be sure.)




Solid fats


Butter, lard, margarine, and shortening.




Chocolate


Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, and cacao.




Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages


Alcohol, coffee, caffeinated tea, and energy drinks.





Food you can eat

Whole grains


Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, freekeh, millet, oats, purple rice, quinoa, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff, whole grain pasta, whole wheat, and wild rice.




Beans and legumes


Black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, pinto beans, and split peas.




Nuts and seeds


Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, nut butters, peanuts (actually legumes but people think of them as nuts), pecans, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), pine nuts, pistachios, poppy seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds, soy nuts, sunflower seeds.




Vegetables


All vegetables are allowed (fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned).




Fruit


All fruit is allowed (fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned). However, any dried fruit shouldn’t contain added sugar (check ingredients to be sure).




Oils


Oils (such as coconut, olive, and sesame, for example) are allowed but should be used minimally. For example, you can sauté foods in olive oil but avoid deep-frying them.




Other


Unleavened bread (whole grain bread made without yeast, sugars, or preservatives All herbs, spices, and seasonings are allowed, including salt and pepper. Soy products (such as edamame and soy nuts) and tofu are acceptable.




Beverages


Water should be the main beverage on your Daniel Fast. Distilled, filtered, sparkling, spring, and mineral water are allowed as well. However, you may have 100% fruit juice on occasion (just don’t overdo it). You can also use 100% fruit juice in recipes. Also, unsweetened non-dairy milk is acceptable (such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk).