Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Days on a Daniel Fast

If my Vision Board post prompted you to look into the Daniel Fast, you may have wondered, "Just what do you eat?"  Honestly there are quite a few things that can be eaten.  Sadly though, they are things we have become unaccustomed to eating as our main diet here in North America.  I thought I would share the menu from my first 10 days on the Daniel Fast. 

First, let me say that I was a vegetarian for over 6 years, but never a vegan.  I could always eat cheese and eggs, and only during my yeast free diet have I had to give up bread and sugar.  This has been a struggle, but that is the nature of it.  A fast isn't supposed to be fun or easy, it's about persistence, devotion, and setting aside oneself for a time.  Do I plan to fast again?  Sure, but I'm not sure I will do a 21 day Daniel Fast again.  This study has helped me to learn what the Bible teaches regarding fasting, and it has helped strengthen my faith and my prayer life.  It's definitely a great way to start off a new year.

Menu
Sunday-
Oatmeal and half an apple
Salad without dressing and a yam
Whole wheat spaghetti with a tomato mushroom sauce and spinach

Monday-
Oatmeal with banana
Split pea soup, Ry Krisp with hummus and fresh veggies
Leftover spaghetti and spinach

Tuesday-
Natural peanut butter on celery
Split pea soup, Ry Krisp with hummus
Pan fried potatoes, peas and a yam

Wednesday-
Pear and half a banana
Split pea soup
Stir fried veggies over brown rice with soy sauce

Thursday-
Banana and an apple
Mixed nuts, raisins and a pear
Black bean soup cup

Friday-
No breakfast
2 pears and a few bites of split pea soup
Vegan nachos (fried corn tortilla with fat free refried beans, olives, onion, lettuce and salsa)

Saturday-
Banana
Leftover nachos
Salad with kidney beans

Sunday-
Banana
Vegetarian chili and salad
Veggie soup

Monday-
Banana
Leftover chili
Stir fried veggies over brown rice

Tuesday-
Oatmeal with 1/2 jar of banana baby food
Leftover chili and soup
Pistachios
Boca burger with mustard, pickle and onion and tater tots

Snacks have been fresh veggies and fruit, but I didn't record each snack.  Some days I felt horrible, and therefore ate very little.  The detoxing my system wasn't pleasant, but I think it was a good thing. Follow this link for some more info on the fast.

1 comment:

jennifer said...

I read up a little on the Daniel Fast and it seemed truly interesting. The menu sounds good - very do-able.