Daniel Fast Stock Up List

To start your fast off right you will want to stock up on the foods for your fast. That way when you get hungry, you won’t be tempted to grab the wrong foods. Do your shopping before Sunday, or whatever start day you have in mind, so you will be able to just move right into the fast without concern. Below are some suggestions to start you off:

Slique Kit. The Slique Kit is Daniel Fast compliant. It contains the neccessary tools you need to keep the hunger monster from derailing your fast. A big plus is the Balance Complete, a nutrient-rich, balanced fiber meal replacement. Slique Essence reduces cravings, supports normal digestion and supresses hunger. Slique Slim Caps will induce feelings of satiation, decrease over indulgence (this is a fast), and help lower your appetite. Slique Tea is a great tasting beverage that helps lower your appetite and provides a natural energy boost. And Slique Gum is a great alternative when you just want to snack. These items are also all available individually. Click here for more information.

All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, canned or dried. 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, canned or dried. 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. Edamame is a great source of protein and are great to snack on. Find them in the freezer section or roasted.

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.

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, cocnut, and sesame.

Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters, tea.

Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

I hope this gives you inspiration and know that you don’t have to deprive yourself of food you enjoy. This list was adapted from the Daniel Fast website. They have a printable list in a brochure at http://www.daniel-fast.com/. Sign up on the right-hand sidebar.

Coming tomorrow: A guest blog from Joy Barilla: Daniel Fast Sample Menu

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