30 Daniel Fast Snacks

Air Fryer Tajin Apple Chips
Photo: Yoly

If you haven't heard of the Daniel Fast, it's a biblically-based, 21-day fast that is growing in popularity thanks to some major celebrity endorsements. It's more or less a vegan diet that prohibits refined carbs, added sugars, caffeine, and alcohol. So what can you eat on the Daniel Fast? Tons of different plant-based foods, provided they don't contain added sugars. Snack time doesn't have to be boring on the Daniel Fast. Discover 29 Daniel Fast snacks that you'll actually look forward to eating.

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Black Bean Hummus

Black bean hummus with black beans on top in glass cup

Hummus makes a great afternoon pick-me-up because it's high in protein. Give this black bean hummus a try with celery or carrot sticks for a healthy snack that can be enjoyed on the Daniel Fast.

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Enjoy this tropical salsa on its own or served with whole-grain crackers. Reviewer ATMLADY says, "I like to serve it with chips and alongside some fresh, homemade guacamole."

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

This Levantine dip is made from a mixture of roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and sesame seeds.

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Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Sweet watermelon replaces fresh tomatoes in this sweet-heat salsa. "Who knew something this simple could be so good," raves reviewer TUNISIANWIFE.

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Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log
Melissa Goff

This classic lunch-box snack can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Just be sure to use all-natural peanut butter with no added sugars if you're trying to stick to the Daniel Fast.

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Tropical Sweet Potato Fries

roasted sweet potato fries with cilantro

Yes, you can still enjoy this favorite comfort food while on the Daniel Fast. In this recipe, sweet potatoes are boiled, sliced into wedges, seasoned with a zesty lime and chili powder mixture, and roasted.

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Indian Chickpeas

Indian Chickpeas

"This is a typical Northern Indian recipe that is easy to make, and delicious. You will need to go to an Indian grocery to buy the masalas," says recipe creator Mondeep.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

The air fryer is going to be your best friend on the Daniel Fast because it allows you to get that crisped, fried taste without the excess oil that comes with deeping frying (which is prohibited on the Daniel Fast). These potato wedges are seasoned with paprika, parsley, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

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Spicy Roasted Edamame

spiced edamame on baking sheet

Edamame is transformed into a savory snack. Simply toss the beans in a mixture of olive oil and seasonings, and roast on a baking dish.

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No-Fry Spicy Potato Skins

No-Fry Spicy Potato Skins

"These tasty potato skins are lower in fat than the original version because they are baked and not fried," says recipe creator Candice.

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Baked Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic

blistered tomatoes with garlic cloves inside

A little roasting in the oven does a lot of good for cherry tomatoes. Stuff them with a garlic sliver and drizzle with olive oil and you have a restaurant-quality appetizer or snack.

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Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa in a cup with orange slices
Jennifer Baker

Sweet and savory are combined in this fresh fruit salsa that's entirely Daniel Fast-approved. "It's a favorite at every party I take it to," says reviewer Kristin Riggs Hampsten.

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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Deb C

Use this trick from reviewer Rich Suchoski for even crispier sweet potato fries: "The one modification I did was to cut the sweet potato, then soak the fries in water for at least 10 minutes, to make them more crispy."

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Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans

Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans
France C

The air fryer turns green beans into a salty snack with a satisfying crunch.

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Raw Food Snacks - Cinnamon Bun Balls

Fruit and nut balls in cupcake liner

"These lovely raw food snacks taste just like cinnamon buns," says recipe creator AngelasHeaven.com. Believe it or not, these sweet treats are made entirely with walnuts, dates, cinnamon, and cardamom.

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Spicy Avocado Snack

Avocado half with hot sauce on plate
Buckwheat Queen

Sometimes snacktime requires a little creativity, especially on the Daniel Fast. Here avocado halves are sliced into cubes (still attached to the peel), drizzled with lemon, kosher salt, and hot sauce (Daniel Fast-friendly hot sauce, of course).

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Air Fryer Tostones

Air Fryer Tostones

"Tostones are made with green (unripe) plantains and are a very popular side dish in many Caribbean and South American countries," says recipe creator fabeveryday. "The traditional method is to twice-fry the plantains in oil, but this air-fried version of my Puerto Rican family's recipe is much lighter as it uses olive oil spray instead of deep-frying."

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Air Fryer Corn Nuts

seasoned corn nuts in white cup
Buckwheat Queen

Corn nuts, vegetable oil, and salt are all you need to whip up this salty snack in the air fryer. So grab a handful, sit back, and enjoy.

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Air Fryer Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

Air Fryer Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas
France C

Replicate this popular potato chip flavor using chickpeas and the air fryer! Take it from reviewer Soup Loving Nicole who says, "Plan on doubling this recipe to save yourself an extra trip to the store. They will disappear very quickly. They are that good. These are a must try if you are a fan of the salt and vinegar flavor combo."

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Vegan Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Roasted, seasoned cauliflower in white bowl on blue wood
France C

Garam masala and curry powder bring a kick to otherwise bland cauliflower. "Fantastic flavor! This does have some heat so if you don't like things too spicy cut back or omit the cayenne as the garam masala itself also has some heat," says reviewer France C.

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Vegan Granola Bars

granola bars on white platter

Swap store-bought granola bars that are loaded with sugar for these homemade bars that are vegan, sugar-free, and oil-free.

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Mal's Killer Cashew Maca Energy Bites

Energy Bites in muffin liners
Linda T

"This is my copycat-version of a bliss ball that I discovered at a local juice bar. These little guys taste amazing! They're raw, vegan, gluten-free, and fabulous," says recipe creator Malina Bleeding Heart Morris. "Maca root is a powerful superfood! These little bites pack a wallop and taste phenomenal! Kind of like a cardamom-laced salted caramel snack."

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Air Fryer Tajin Apple Chips

Air Fryer Tajin Apple Chips

These apple chips pack a punch thanks to the Tajin seasoning — which is vegan and sugar-free!

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Air Fryer Celery Root Fries

Fried celery root with dipping sauce
Buckwheat Queen

Celery root fries are served with a vegan mayonnaise-based dipping sauce.

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Dill Sweet Potato Fries with Vegan Dip

Seasoned sweet potato fries with dipping sauce

Sweet potato fries are baked and served with a simple sauce: "The dip is simple with only a few ingredients, making it easy to whip up without a special trip to the grocery store," says reviewer Sandra Christine Skalbeck.

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Paleo Trail Mix

Paleo Trail Mix
Buckwheat Queen

This three-ingredient trail mix is as simple as it gets: almonds, sunflower seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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"Everything" Seasoning Air Fryer Asparagus

Roasted, seasoned asparagus on platter
France C

Everything bagel seasoning is all the rage, but we bet you hadn't thought to use it on asparagus!

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Air-Fried Kale Chips

Air-Fried Kale Chips

Kale chips are nothing new, but the air fryer makes cooking them even easier, not to mention delightfully crispy!

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Date and Almond Energy Rolls

Nut and fruit bars on white plate

If you're feeling a little low on energy while fasting, here's your perfect pick-me-up: "Medjool dates, shredded coconut, and smoked almonds are processed into these vegan energy rolls that are perfect for a quick snack in between meals," says recipe creator Bren.

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Terrific Trail Mix

Terrific Trail Mix
Photo by Dave W.

Make this healthy, Daniel Fast-approved snack with just dried fruit, raisins, sunflower seeds, and unsalted peanuts.

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