Well, we’re in the final few days of our 3-week Daniel Fast. My shopping trip this weekend included foods that we’ll eat once the fast is over on Wednesday.
Throughout this whole fast, I’ve been praying for a few things about my personal and business life. But I may have been shown something way beyond what I even expected- a gluten sensitivity.
So, I have eczema. I’ve had it my entire life, although it’s mellowed out quite a bit. But for the past year and a half, I’ve had bad breakouts on my face that get red and irritated, and just make me unpleasant. A few days into this Daniel Fast, though, it went away completely.
That made me wonder if it was a food sensitivity. Dairy? Fruit? Gluten? The Daniel Fast is, in and of itself, a vegan, gluten-free diet. But I’ve been unknowingly still eating gluten (Wheat berries and Triscuits); and every time I’ve eaten them, my face broke out the next day.
Last Wednesday was the last day I’ve had any gluten and I’ve had no breakouts, so this is an official experiment. I’m going to continue being gluten-free even after the fast to see what happens; and if it turns out I’m actually sensitive to gluten, then my shopping posts may look a little different! Fun times. But I’m interested in finding out the results.
Here’s what I ended up buying this week:
2 packages strawberries: $1.29 each
2 cans tomato sauce: $.25 each
Bananas, 3.52 pounds: $1.52
2 bags frozen California veggies: $.99 each
Frozen peas: $.85
2 containers almond milk: $1.69 each
Hot sauce: $.85
Diced tomatoes: $.35
Green grapes, 2.29 pounds: $2.50
Pink Lady apples, 3-pound bag: $2.69
Hummus cups: $2.99
Shredded Parmesan: $1.99
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
2 bags tortilla chips: $.89 each
2 jars salsa: $1.19 each
Oikos Triple Zero yogurt, 4-pack: $1.99
Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free rolled oats: $6.79
Ricotta cheese: $5.49
Red onion: $.56
Peanut butter: $1.79
Hershey dark cocoa powder: $3.79
Butterball turkey breakfast sausage: $2.29
3 tubes Colgate toothpaste: $.88 each
Weekly Total: $73.04. Also received 50 points from Fetch Rewards! Sign up using the code PV2QH and we’ll both receive an extra 3,000 points ($3.00) when you scan your first receipt!
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Small Group- Making Black Bean Chili with no meat (I ended up not making it last week so I bought more ingredients to double it)
Red Beans and Rice, fruit
Kidney Bean Salad, quinoa*
(Fast ends) Macaroni and cheese with chicken* and broccoli, frozen peas
Dinner out- El Rancho Grande
Sausage Cauliflower Casserole, frozen veggies, fruit
Daniel Fast Baked Oatmeal
Carrot Pancakes for Allison
Oatmeal (Oats, almond milk, peanut butter, cinnamon, sliced banana)
Salami, string cheese*, crackers*, strawberries, pumpkin bread
What’s on your menu this week? Share in the comments below!
Friday 1st of February 2019
I know you don’t technically need to lose any weight just wondering how that fast turned out for you and hubby with any weight loss?
Saturday 2nd of February 2019
So, I ended up losing like 2 pounds and John lost almost 5 pounds. We were still tracking our food on MyFitnessPal, and my goal was specifically not to lose any. I'll slowly drift back up to my normal weight soon. =)
The Daniel Fast can be a good way to lose weight as an added benefit to the spiritual aspect. It shouldn't be used only as a weight loss system, but it does help. =)
Wednesday 30th of January 2019
Congrats on your fast! And I'm interested to see if the eczema continues to be helped by going gluten free!
Thursday 31st of January 2019
Thanks! Yes, same here. It's already clearing up, but it's only been a week so it's hard to tell if it's coincidence or not. =) I'm going till the end of February at least!