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Daniel Fast Snack Ideas- What Can You Eat?

Do you need snack ideas for your Daniel Fast? Here is a list of snacks to enjoy- some with no prep involved!

January is when a lot of churches start a Daniel Fast. It’s a 3-week fast, basically a plant-based diet, designed to help us grow closer to God and find out what He wants to do in our lives.

While there are health benefits to this, including weight loss, the Daniel Fast is mostly done for spiritual reasons.

It can be hard to go 3 full weeks on this! You really have to be prepared or else you won’t succeed.

So you’ve made your Daniel Fast meal plan. You’ve got breakfast, lunch, dinner… but what do you have planned for snack time?

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Below, I’ve listed some easy snack ideas for you to try. Some require no prep, while some need cooking ahead of time. Both are equally delicious and you’re sure to find something new in this post!

What is allowed on the Daniel Fast?

I go into more detail in my post on a Daniel Fast food list (Along with a free printable), but here is a basic list of foods to eat during the Daniel Fast:

  • Whole grains (Brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, bulgur, millet)
  • Beans and legumes (Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils)
  • All fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Water

In a typical Daniel Fast, you would cut out animal products like dairy and meat, and added sugar. You also cut out caffeine, so no coffee or tea. It’s basically a vegan diet, but a bit more strict.

Need a meal plan? Check out this 7-day Daniel Fast meal plan!

There’s gray areas about things like honey and maple syrup, and whole wheat pasta and whole wheat tortillas. That’s a decision you make between you and God, and what your personal convictions are over the fast.

No-prep snack ideas

Fresh fruit with peanut butter

This is a classic snack! I like using sliced apples or a banana for my peanut butter. If you’re following a stricter Daniel plan, make sure the peanut butter has no added sugar. The only ingredients are typically peanuts and salt.

Also, feel free to substitute almond butter or your favorite nut butter instead. The fat and protein in the nut butter will help keep you full much longer, as opposed to just eating the fruit!

Veggies with hummus

Hummus is a delicious dip made from chickpeas or garbanzo beans, and is a good snack filled with fat and protein. You can dip whatever vegetables you like: Bell peppers, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, etc.

If you want to save time, you can buy store-bought hummus and pre-sliced veggies. It’s a great way to stick to the plan and not get overwhelmed.

Trail mix

To stick with the Daniel plan, you usually need to make your own trail mix. I love M&Ms in mine, but that’s not fast-friendly and they’re included in a lot of the store-bought versions!

Here are some good foods to add for variety:

  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Raisins
  • Coconut flakes
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Tortilla chips and guacamole

Tortilla chips are one of those foods that some people choose not to eat on the Daniel Fast. I do, because the only ingredients are corn, oil, and salt.

You can make your own guacamole pretty easily with avocado and other ingredients. But the one from he grocery store saves a ton of time.


This is one store-bought snack that we lived on while on the Daniel Fast! I love them because a lot of them have maybe 3 or 4 ingredients. Some of them, like the Peanut Butter Cookie and Cashew Cookie, have no added sugar, so they’re perfect for snacking.

Rice cakes and peanut butter

Rice cakes can be delicious with toppings! The plain ones are best for the fast, but you can top them with nut butter and even a sliced banana to make it more filling.

Sweet potato fries resting in a bowl

Snack ideas that involve prep/cooking

Mango salsa with tortilla chips

I love a fruity salsa! Made with fresh fruits and a little added kick from the jalapeno, you’re sure to enjoy this one.

Ants on a log

This is a classic kids snack that you can enjoy on the fast! Just spread peanut butter on top of celery and add raisins for a sweet and crunchy snack.

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and super delicious, even as a snack. And you can prep these fries ahead of time and enjoy them for a few days.

Slice some sweet potatoes and roast with olive oil at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. These are delicious! Add seasonings like chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

Spicy roasted edamame

Edamame is a plant-based protein and easy to prepare. I buy the bags of frozen shelled edamame and it’s so simple to just throw them on a baking sheet and cook!

Vegan granola bars

If you want to get fancy, you can make your own granola bars. This one contains whole foods and takes a bit to put together with a food processor, but they look delicious.

Roasted vegetables

You can definitely eat roasted vegetables as a snack! Sometimes it’s nice to have something warm and salty to snack on.

Dice your favorite vegetables, drizzle with olive oil and spices, and roast at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They turn out perfect!

Chia pudding

A fast-friendly chia pudding can be made with chia seeds, almond milk or coconut milk, and fruit. This recipe for chia pudding from the Ultimate Daniel Fast is also made with dates for some extra sweetness.

Chia seeds are full of protein and healthy fats and can also be eaten as a main meal for breakfast!

What are some of your favorite Daniel Fast snacks? Leave a comment and give us more ideas!

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