14 day fast

Daniel Fast Food List and Guidelines

Use this guide when preparing menus, choosing recipes and shopping for your Daniel Fast meals.

Prepare for your Daniel Fast

During the Daniel Fast you will not consume any sugar or sweeteners of any kind, 

nor will you have any caffeine or artificial chemicals.

Many people experience a physical detox during the first few days

of the fast including headaches, fatigue, leg cramps and other typical symptoms.

You can reduce these effects by weaning yourself from these foods before the fast begins

and also by drinking at least 1/2 gallon of filtered water each day before, 

during and after the fasting period. Anytime you have concern about symptoms you may experience, 

be sure to contact your health professional. Fasting should never be harmful to the body!

The Daniel Fast Food List

The Daniel Fast is a very healthy way to eat and is full of nutritious and healthy foods. 

However, if you have special dietary needs, you should consult your

health professional before you start this fast. 

You can then modify the fast to meet your specific health needs.

Foods to Include During Your 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. 

**In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.

I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, 

nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. Daniel 10:2-3


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. 


Spring water, distilled water or other pure waters. 


Tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Read the Labels! 

When you shop for food remember to read the labels to make sure the only ingredients

in packaged foods are suitable for the Daniel Fast. You will want to be especially aware of chemicals,

dairy products and sweeteners - all of which are not allowed on the Daniel Fast.

Foods to Avoid in Your Daniel Fast

 All meat And animal products

Including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish. 

All dairy 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 foods

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.


Including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas,

carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.