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The Daniel Fast – is it Really Hard on the Budget?

I am eager to hear from men and women about the cost of the Daniel Fast eating plan. I read posts from men and women saying they can’t afford to go on the Daniel Fast because it’s too expensive.

Please leave your thoughts about this so I can address if from a place of more specific information. What is too expensive? And what are the comparisons?

My food bill goes down during the Daniel Fast. So that’s why I am curious about this claim that, “the Daniel Fast is too expensive and so I can’t fast.”

Thanks for your help! I am eager to hear from people who will give specific information and not just generalities, which have already been supplied.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Lorraine Jefferson #

    Ms Gregory your food bill probably goes down because you possibly can afford gourmet or all organic foods. That’s not the case for me. I am not going to use the higher costs of the food as an excuse not to fast. Also I am not a cook so I would be looking for recipes that can be prepared easily, with fewest ingredients, and budget friendly. Not everyone can afford organic nor do we shop at gourmet grocery stores. I think bring sensitive to that would help. Your program is so inspiring for me and I love to listen to the daily lessons.
    I just need to know a less expensive way to eat healthy. Hopefully you will personally respond

    July 31, 2017
  2. It can be expensive, but it can also be very budget friendly if you keep your meals basic and simple. Also, frozen vegetables are much less expensive and actually more nutritious than most fresh varieties. Packaged foods are more, but using simple ingredients for soups, stews, casseroles, hearty salads, breakfast smoothies, hot cereal – all can be very economical.

    I hope this helps.

    January 11, 2017
  3. Our church does the Daniel Fast every year and we get the comments of how expensive it is to do as well. I have realized that it can become expensive when you purchase items like salad dressing instead of making your own and Pasta sauce. I also realized that the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables can become rather expensive for feeding a family of 7 and providing 3 meals a day can add up.

    January 9, 2017
  4. I didn’t have brand names to give you. Study the list of ingredients on the food labels of the items you are considering. Make sure they are free of sweeteners, chemicals, leavening agents and are totally plant-based.

    Not sure you’ll find suitable pretzels. 😦

    January 8, 2016
  5. Erin #

    I tried following a link to a blog with the Daniel Fast LaraBars were but it did not work. Which kind of bar is Daniel Fast Friendly? Also, do you have any brands of pretzels that are friendly as well? Thanks!

    January 8, 2016
  6. Canned and frozen vegetables are great for the Daniel Fast. Dried beans, whole grains in bulk, homemade soups and stews . . .

    Granted, prepared meals that are suitable for the Daniel Fast can be more expensive. However, I have used the Daniel Fast for more than 10 years and prepare very low-cost meals. It takes a little more planning.

    With that said, do what you can. It doesn’t cost anything to not drink coffee or to not eat animal products or sweeteners. So if your financial circumstance requires you to make some adjustments, keep the core of the fast and then do you best.

    Be blessed

    January 1, 2015

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