What your mother says when you eat too many Fruit Loops: “You’re going to turn into a Fruit Loop!”
Following this line of motherly reasoning, I will soon morph into one of several vegetables. I’m wondering which one.
I am halfway through my second week of the three-week Daniel Fast, based on the few Bible verses when Daniel refuses to eat the food of the king. Which loosely translated means no sugar, no meat, no dairy, no leavened bread, no alcohol. I’ve eaten a lot of tomatoes and peppers, but I don’t quite see myself as these veggies…or are they fruits? I’d say if I were a vegetable, I’d be goulash.
Speaking of delicious ways to combine veggies, here are a couple of dishes I made during the first week. Vegan recipes have worked well with the diet portion of the fast.
And yes, there’s a spiritual aspect of the fast: more prayer…less calories (now that’s a miracle). This has been an opportunity to include more people in my requests and praises to the God of love and food. I quickly discovered that when I filled my body with the things He created for me to be filled with, I had more energy, no cravings, and no hunger. In avoiding eating what my body has told me is necessary, I have heard my spirit say that I can be satisfied and nourished by asparagus and mangos.
I think if God were a vegetable, he’d be a garden.
For more information on the Daniel Fast: http://www.daniel-fast.com/