Daniel Fast Approved Recipe

Monday, February 02, 2015

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Call it a New Years goal.. although I’m not sure it totally qualifies, but I’ve been trying to simplify menu planning and grocery shopping.  For the month of January we tried eating from a basic meal rotation and surprisingly we didn’t get bored and it actually saved us money!  The month of February, our church is doing a Daniel fast and I think I’ve found at least one meal I know we could eat every week.  It also checks the box of easy. 


Quinoa- It’s a seed not a grain so I think it’s “approved”.  I prefer to cook it in my rice cooker on the same setting as white rice.

Roasted Butternut Squash. Toss it with a little olive oil, salt & pepper, and roast it at 425 F for approximately 25-30 minutes.  

Shredded Purple Cabbage


Sliced Green Onions

Sliced Olives

Cafe Yumm Sauce. (It’s available at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers, and New Seasons)


I assembled individual bowls and drizzled the Cafe Yumm sauce over the top of the veggies.  It was really delicious.  My kids don’t love the squash, but other than that there were no complaints :)



  1. What is the Daniel fast? I have never heard of it before? Are you still eating the Paleo way?

    1. Hi! The Daniel Fast is based on Daniel 10:2,3 where he abstained from meat and pleasant foods, eating just vegetables and fruit for 3 weeks. I had already committed to another fast so I'm loosely following the Daniel fast part. We still follow most of the basic ideas of Paleo- meals that are centered around high quality protein and organic vegetables. After being in France I've had some shift in how we eat :) I could write a whole post on that. LOL!

  2. Do you have the kids follow the same eating plan or do you just make something separate for you and Brian?

    1. My girls are pretty easy and they eat what we eat, but I've had a harder time with the boys, because they would rather eat sugar and carbs then meat and vegetables (and who can blame them!) However, I think they are healthier when we curb the processed foods and sugar. I prefer to have them eat what we are eating and not make two different meals. The compromise is often adding a grain or "fake" grain to the meal. Check out the Detoxinista and Against All Grain links in my blogs I follow. They both have kids and have come up with some creative ideas to eat Paleo with kids. We aren't gluten free here as I haven't found any of us react adversely to it. Trader Joes makes a bread called Sprouted Flourless Whole Wheat Berry Bread that only has a few ingredients. Often the boys will eat an almond butter sandwich for lunch if Brian and I have a salad, etc.


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