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Cooking for the daniel plan


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Cooking for the daniel plan


Cooking for the Daniel Plan
By Joyce Lorick

Welcome to Cooking For The Daniel Plan!

Bringing her own spin to healthy cooking and wholesome, nutritious ingredients, Joyce Lorick shares dozens of her original recipes in this collection, which are a must-have for anyone who wants to eat healthier while still enjoying all the luscious foodstuffs God provides us. From brownies made from beans, rice, dates, and cacao, to cream soups thickened with cashews, Cooking for the Daniel Plan delivers a set of delightfully delicious recipes that will tickle your taste buds and help you trim your waistline—all while adhering to the fundamentals of Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan. Lorick is a successful business owner, matriarch, and thirteen-year veteran member of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Her avocation in cooking began in early childhood, when she wrote her first recipe at age seven. She’s come a long way since then, earning degrees from UCLA and completing UCLA's Professional Writing Program as well as a Master's from Northwestern University.  In addition to this title, Joyce is the author of Holiday Cooking for the Daniel Plan. 

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About Me


I lost 100 pounds in 18 months eating delicious recipes! 

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About Me


I lost 100 pounds in 18 months eating delicious recipes! 

 

About J.P. Lorick

Joyce has a lifetime of experience cooking food, and creating new and exciting recipes is her passion. She created her first original recipe at just 7 years old and worked with her mom in her coffee shop starting at 11 years old.

Her recent food adventures in Cooking for the Daniel Plan Cookbook and Holiday Cooking for the Daniel Plan are an expression of that passion as well as fulfilling God's plan.

 

Before: 238 pounds - After: 65 pounds of weight loss
NOW over 100+ pounds weight loss! You can do it too!

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The Cookbooks


"The Lord gave me this answer: 'Write down clearly... what I reveal to you...'" (Habakkuk 2:2)

"And we... are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18)

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The Cookbooks


"The Lord gave me this answer: 'Write down clearly... what I reveal to you...'" (Habakkuk 2:2)

"And we... are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18)

Download free cookbooks!

cooking for the Daniel plan

by Joyce Lorick

holiday cooking for the Daniel plan

by Joyce Lorick

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Why the Daniel Plan?


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Why the Daniel Plan?


“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3) 

Remember…The Daniel Plan is about getting healthy…in our minds, bodies, and spirit…weight loss is a side bonus of being healthy.

Ten years ago I read a great book that stated:  It’s not about you!

I must admit, that while I thought I was fully ready to embrace a committed relationship with God at that time, it took me another full year before I could continue reading the rest of the book after that paragraph.  The point is that it is about God’s plan for us. The good news is that if we follow God’s plan, the results are then up to Him…because it is not about YOU!...so…we are off the hook for the results.

The Greatest Commandment

“Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)

Can any of us on our own grow even one hair on our heads?  No! But all things are possible through God, if we put our trust in Him.

Will the Daniel Plan work for Me?

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Healthy Foods I like


You need to be satisfied, so eat until you are full! See my full list below!

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Healthy Foods I like


You need to be satisfied, so eat until you are full! See my full list below!

Here

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Ingredients to Avoid


Sugar is more addictive than cocaine!

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Ingredients to Avoid


Sugar is more addictive than cocaine!

I’ve been stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat for long enough; it’s time to follow God’s directions into the Promised Land of freedom from food addiction.

You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
Deuteronomy 2:3

I will not allow my cravings to master me; instead, I will master them and bring them to Jesus. 

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5

Though battling cravings is hard, it is a chance to see Jesus Christ’s power working in me through my weaknesses. 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10


Ingredients to Avoid

  1. Sugars - sucrose, fructose, maltodextrin, and high fructose corn syrup. Examples include almost all processed foods and fruit juices, sodas, jams, jellies, candy and much more. Sugar should be the occasional treat.
  2. The bad fats – Trans fat and processed/refined vegetable oils. These fats increase your risk of bad cholesterol, heart attack, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Read the label and avoid this ingredient.
  3. Chemicals- Food additives can cause havoc. The most common additives to avoid are MSG, artificial sweeteners, nitrates, colors and dyes, and phosphoric acid among others.

For information on hormones, digestive enzymes, probiotics, supplements and more - click below.

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Why are Sweets Important?


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Why are Sweets Important?


Sweets are important.  Have you ever been told you could not have something ever again?  How long did that last for you?  God has provided many sweets and luxurious foods for us.  Jesus attended celebrations and ate good food.  What He did not eat was food sacrificed to false gods.  When we eat unhealthy foods today, we are eating foods sacrificed to the false gods of shelf life and more money.  It isn’t just the food growers, the production people, or those that put all those additives into our foods, but it is also our own selves for purchasing it.

One of the first complaints I hear about eating healthy is that organic costs so much more.  Can we think that it was easy for Daniel to choose to eat clean food?  What price did he pay? Moreover, after a week of eating all clean foods, we need less food, because our bodies recognize clean food as food and it goes to work to nurture our bodies.  Cravings begin to subside, and we are no longer slaves to unhealthy eating.

From the beginning of time, God provided sweets for us, in the form of honey, dates, and delicious fruits.  These delicious sweets are mentioned throughout the Bible.  They were important enough to be traded and bartered for as well as offered as tokens of good will.  Look for Date Cakes in the scriptures.  Dates have become a staple in my home and a way to sweeten many recipes. 

God has provided well for us and it includes sweets.  Once you know you can have good healthy sweets, and feel secure in that, it shrinks temptation to its true size. 

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (John 4:4 NIV)


Alternative Sugars

  • Stevia
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Agave Nectar

Learn more alternative sugars according to the Daniel Plan here.

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The Daniel Plan


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The Daniel Plan


Come and explore the groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program that could change your life – inside and out. Transform your health once and for all.

Links to help you:

The Daniel Plan

http://www.danielplan.com/

Sugars

http://www.danielplan.com/healthyhabits/howsweetisit/

Healthy Foods

http://danielplan.com/healthyhabits/goodfoodlist/