Sunday, January 29, 2012

DAY 21 - Daniel Fast

So, you did it!  Can you believe it is Day 21?  I have mixed feelings...kind of excited for the freedom to add back some of my favorite foods, but I also think I'll miss the challenge of creating Daniel Fast meals, blogging about it, and eating so healthy and thoughtfully.  That's really what a Daniel Fast is, eating thoughtfully.  Our culture tends to eat mindlessly or indulgently.  Rarely do we really think about what we are eating and how it affects us.  And that is a principle I can certainly incorporate into my life after this fast is done!

Here is your last menu:

BREAKFAST:  Smoothie

LUNCH:  Left-over potato-corn chowder and half a veggie sandwich

DINNER:  Your turn to be creative!

Make your favorite recipe from this fast or think up one of your own!  Use your left-overs, if you still have them, or make one more trip to the store to pick up something special to celebrate your last meal.

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Now that you have had 21 days of new dishes to try, I'd like to hear what your favorites were!  I'm going to categorize all the dishes for you according to breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  You select your favorite from each category.  Feel free to comment on what you didn't like, or what didn't work well, or substitutes you made or any tips you'd like to share! 

Almond-Butter Sandwich
Granola with soy milk
Blackberry Crisp

Spinach salad w/pomegranate, avocado, green onion, hazelnuts
butternut squash risotto
spinach dal
Greek wrap
Asian salad
quinoa spinach salad w/pomegranate
fiesta salad
tortilla chips w/refried beans, pico de gallo, and guacamole
veggie sandwich
hummus, veggies and pita chips
veggie pizza
mango black bean salsa w/tortilla chips

spinach-leek couscous soup
fettuccine with Mediterranean vegetables
Greek salad, lemon potatoes, pita w/hummus and bruschetta
Oriental stir-fry over soba noodles
rice and bean bowl
burgers and fries
sushi and edamame beans
carrot-ginger soup
fettucine w/roasted cauliflower and olive tapenade
green salad w/cherries, rosemary bean spread w/crackers
black bean soup
roasted root veggies, soy-ginger green beans
lettuce wraps
potato-corn chowder

popcorn with brewer's yeast
tortilla chips w/refried beans, pico de gallo or guacamole
pita chips and veggies with hummus
Daniel Fast fudge
roasted nuts
"live" or raw bars
Odwalla green smoothie
fresh fruit
trail mix (nuts, seeds, dried fruit)


  1. This is such an amazing compilation of recipes and tips! I know all this was written a few years ago, but thank you so much for sharing all along with tips and stories! This is a huge help to me to spark ideas for a healthier lifestyle!

  2. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog!!! today Is my Day one and I had no idea were to start what to eat your page has truly inspired me I cant wait to get to day 21!!!