Nobody wants to begin a new year with bad luck. There are lots of traditions when it comes to welcoming the New Year and most of them are involved with food. If you’re curious with what they are, then you should definitely check this post out. And if you want to try them, we have easy to follow recipes too! Who knows, you might be the luckiest person this 2016.

NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Black Eye Peas

A. Black Eye Peas

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Black Eye Peas is considered as a lucky food to eat on New Year’s Eve. This belief started from the Southern people. It is said that the beans symbolize coins and they invite good fortune. If you want to serve this food for NYE, then try the Lucky Black Eyed Soup recipe.

 Lucky Black Eyed Peas -recipe

NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Cabbage

A. Cabbage

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Actually, green food or vegetables are considered as lucky for New Year because they resemble money. But more people prefer cabbage because it’s not just green but it’s also round. Which means that one person’s good fortune will keep on spinning like a circle. If you like to serve cabbage, then try Kale, Cabbage and Brussels Sprout Salad for a spinning delight!

Cabbage Recipe

 NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Grapes

A. GRAPES

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In Mexico, people eat a dozen of grapes on New Year’s Eve. They believe that the more sweet grapes you eat means more luck in life. On the other hand, the more sour grapes to eat, the less luck in life. Would you like to adapt this fun eating tradition? Then try making Grape Almond and Olive Cake. It’s grape eating with a sweet twist.

grape-recipe

 NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Pork

A. pork chop

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Pork is included as a lucky food for New Year because their shape symbolizes richness or wealth. A New Year’s Eve recipe that you might try is Herb Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions. This is a super easy and tasty recipe.

 Pork Chop recipe

NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Noodles

A. gluten noodles

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Many would agree that the noodle is considered as a lucky food because they signify long life. Simple as that.  If you totally agree in this belief, then start making the delicious Bacon and Egg Ramen. Eating noodles will never be the same again with this recipe.

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 NEW YEAR’S LUCKY FOOD: Fish

A. salmon

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Here’s a lucky food that we didn’t expect to be on the list. Fish swim in schools and that symbolizes abundance of good fortune. Also, the scales of fish are similar to the texture of coins. Thus, they invite wealth. If you want to experience the luck that fish can bring, then try this mouth-watering Slow Roasted Salmon.

Salmon Recipe

Make your NYE table filled with these lucky foods! Good luck and have a happy New Year!

Sources: Reader’s Digest and Martha Stewart

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